Jobs Tracker

Track school-specific and national trends in job outcomes

Class of 2016

The following figures reflect data in LST's job outcome database, which culls and reconciles data from a variety of sources. You can read more here.

National Facts & Figures

Highlights

  • Total ABA Graduates: 37,160
  • Legal Jobs: 61.8% employed with long-term, full-time legal jobs
  • Underemployed: 20.9% employed in part-time or short-term jobs, pursuing an additional degree, or unemployed and seeking
  • Unknown Status: 1.7%
  • Schools do a very good job with gathering graduate job outcome data

Additional Info

% of All GradsTotal Grads
LT, FT Legal 61.8% 22,948
LT, FT JD Advantage 10.8% 3,997
Biglaw
101+ Attorneys
16.5% 6,141
Federal Clerkships 3.2% 1,184
Total in School-Funded Jobs 2% 760
LT, FT Legal Jobs
< 30% 7 schools
30% - 39.9% 22 schools
40% - 49.9% 21 schools
50% - 59.9% 40 schools
60% - 74.9% 82 schools
75% - 89.9% 26 schools
≥ 90% 5 schools
Biglaw Placement
 
< 5% 87 schools
5% - 9.9% 43 schools
10% - 19.9% 45 schools
20% - 29.9% 3 schools
30% - 39.9% 9 schools
40% - 49.9% 5 schools
50% - 59.9% 3 schools
≥ 60% 8 schools

School-Specific Outcomes

 

Legal Jobs?LT, FT Under-Employed? Biglaw?101+ Attorneys Public Service? Fed Clerks? LSF?
Albany Law School 70.2% 17.2% 4.6% 23.8%* 1.3% 0.7%
American University 52.8% 27% 13.3% 22.4% 3.1% 0.2%
Appalachian School of Law 35.7% 26.2% 0% 11.9% 0% 2.4%
Arizona State University 68.9% 11.1% 10% 20% 1.6% 0%
Arizona Summit Law School 38% 28.5% 1.4% 14.5% 0% 4.5%
Ave Maria School of Law 57.1% 30.2% 0% 23.8% 1.6% 1.6%
Barry University 33.6% 32.4% 0.8% 15.8% 0.4% 0.4%
Baylor University 77.2% 13.9% 11.4% 13.3%* 7% 1.9%
Belmont University 71% 14.5% 8.7% 21.7% 1.4% 0%
Boston College 80.6% 8.4% 38.3% 15.4%* 1.3% 1.8%
Boston University 71% 14% 35.3% 16.3%* 0.9% 7.2%
Brigham Young University 64.6% 13.9% 9% 18.1%* 4.2% 8.3%
Brooklyn Law School 66.1% 14.1% 15.4% 20.6% 2.4% 2.4%
California Western School of Law 46.6% 25% 1.1% 12.5% 0.6% 0%
Campbell University 49.5% 35% 2.9% 8.7%* 0% 2.9%
Capital University 37.8% 24.4% 4.2% 11.8% 0% 0%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University 74.3% 12.1% 17.5% 18.3%* 0.9% 0.3%
Case Western Reserve University 56.6% 17.2% 15.2% 9.1% 3% 12.1%
Catholic University of America 38.4% 24.6% 10.9% 24.6% 0.7% 0.7%
Chapman University 49.4% 34.8% 3.2% 6.3% 0.6% 0%
Charleston School of Law 53.2% 27.7% 2.8% 12.8% 0% 0%
Charlotte School of Law 23.5% 58.8% 1.5% 3.8% 0% 0%
Chicago-Kent College of Law 56.2% 22.7% 10.3% 13.2% 1.7% 0%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 53% 23.1% 9.4% 12% 0% 0%
Columbia University 91.5% 2.6% 77.6% 9%* 4.9% 3.1%
Concordia University School of Law 60.5% 18.4% 0% 21.1% 0% 2.6%
Cornell University 90.2% 3.3% 69% 7.1%* 5.4% 3.8%
Creighton University 57.5% 26% 0.8% 11% 1.6% 0%
CUNY 66.3% 20.2% 0% 45.2% 1% 1.9%
DePaul University 53.8% 26.9% 6.4% 12.4% 0.9% 0%
Drake University 59.3% 17.6% 0% 9.3% 0% 0%
Drexel University 75.5% 15.6% 9.5% 19.7% 0% 0%
Duke University 92.4% 3.1% 62.1% 6.7%* 15.6% 1.3%
Duquesne University 62.9% 16.9% 7.3% 8.9% 1.6% 0%
Elon Law School 33.7% 44.9% 0% 15.7% 0% 0%
Emory University 70.1% 7% 26.4% 10.9%* 3.9% 8.1%
Faulkner University 58.1% 21.6% 4.1% 21.6% 1.4% 0%
Florida A&M University 37.5% 22.5% 3.3% 20.8% 1.7% 0.8%
Florida Coastal School of Law 36.1% 44.8% 0% 13.4% 0% 0%
Florida International University 70.6% 14.4% 7.8% 17% 0% 0%
Florida State University 72% 10.6% 6.3% 34.9% 2.6% 0%
Fordham University 74.5% 10.4% 39.3% 14.8%* 2.6% 3.1%
George Mason University 64.7% 7.5% 13.5% 22.6%* 1.5% 4.5%
George Washington University 67.2% 13.5% 31.7% 20.4%* 3.8% 5.9%
Georgetown University 74.4% 4.9% 46.2% 21.2%* 5.4% 10.4%
Georgia State University 67% 15.8% 16.3% 12.8% 1.5% 0%
Golden Gate University 26.8% 44.6% 0% 13.4%* 0% 5.4%
Gonzaga University 61.6% 21.4% 0.9% 12.5% 2.7% 0%
Harvard University 88% 1.2% 56.7% 10.9%* 19.2% 4.2%
Hofstra University 73.2% 10.6% 8.1% 15.2%* 0.5% 5.6%
Howard University 47.8% 25% 19.1% 20.6%* 1.5% 0.7%
Indiana University - Bloomington 69.6% 13.6% 18.8% 18.3% 2.6% 1.6%
Indiana University - Indianapolis 48.8% 14.1% 7.7% 22.6%* 0% 0.8%
Inter American University 9.9% 48.8% 1.2% 9.9% 0% 0%
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta 38% 29.1% 0.6% 17.3% 0.6% 0%
John Marshall Law School - Chicago 51.7% 30.1% 4.1% 14.5% 0% 0.3%
Lewis and Clark College 53.1% 16.9% 2.8% 19.8% 1.7% 0%
Liberty University 55.2% 24.1% 3.4% 12.1%* 0% 1.7%
Lincoln Memorial University 76.5% 5.9% 0% 23.5% 0% 0%
Louisiana State University 63.6% 16.8% 5.2% 12.1% 1.7% 0%
Loyola Marymount University 62.1% 21.1% 9.3% 8.7%* 2.5% 2%
Loyola University Chicago 56.9% 22% 16.7% 10%* 1% 0.5%
Loyola University New Orleans 46.8% 30.6% 3.7% 11.6%* 1.9% 1.9%
Marquette University 68.1% 16.2% 7.9% 13.6% 0.5% 0%
Mercer University 60.6% 21.8% 6.1% 13.9% 3.6% 0%
Michigan State University 56.2% 17.4% 7.2% 13.6%* 1.1% 7.9%
Mississippi College 59.3% 20% 4.3% 11.4% 2.1% 0%
Mitchell Hamline School of Law 57.6% 18.5% 6.7% 8.1% 0% 0%
New England School of Law 38.6% 21% 2.4% 12.4% 0% 0%
New York Law School 53.3% 20.1% 7.6% 20.4%* 0.7% 0.7%
New York University 88.7% 1% 69.9% 16.3%* 4.5% 6.4%
North Carolina Central University 35% 36.7% 0% 17.2% 0% 0%
Northeastern University 57.2% 27.7% 4.6% 24.9%* 1.2% 1.2%
Northern Illinois University 59.1% 18.2% 0% 30.7%* 0% 1.1%
Northern Kentucky University 48.3% 21.7% 1.7% 15% 0.8% 0%
Northwestern University 81.5% 6% 61.4% 9.6%* 7.2% 4%
Nova Southeastern University 49% 28% 3.8% 14.6% 0% 0%
Ohio Northern University 48.6% 23.6% 1.4% 15.3% 1.4% 0%
Ohio State University 76.5% 6.7% 22.3% 17.3%* 3.4% 5.6%
Oklahoma City University 63.5% 20.4% 1.5% 19.7% 0.7% 0%
Pace University 71.9% 11.1% 4.1% 17.5% 0% 2.9%
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law 82.4% 8.8% 8.8% 23.5% 0% 2.9%
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Law 66.3% 22.1% 8.4% 11.6% 1.1% 0%
Pepperdine University 54.1% 22.1% 5% 6.6%* 2.8% 8.8%
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico 0% 67.3% 0% 5.2% 0% 0%
Quinnipiac University 44.7% 23.7% 1.3% 10.5% 0% 1.3%
Regent University 64.8% 18.2% 1.1% 19.3% 3.4% 0%
Roger Williams University 51.2% 32.6% 0% 14% 0% 0%
Rutgers University 72.8% 13.8% 8.4% 4.8% 2.1% 0%
Samford University 56.9% 24.2% 6.5% 6.5% 0.7% 0%
Santa Clara University 47.4% 30.2% 11.2% 9.3% 0% 3.3%
Seattle University 52.2% 26.7% 4.3% 12.1% 0% 0%
Seton Hall University 80.7% 9.9% 14.9% 3.7% 0.6% 0%
South Texas College of Law Houston 52.9% 26.9% 3.6% 8.2% 0.9% 0%
Southern Illinois University 57.3% 23.9% 1.7% 24.8% 2.6% 0.9%
Southern Methodist University 75.2% 13.2% 18.4% 8.5% 2.6% 0%
Southern University Law Center 45.5% 27.5% 0% 16.3% 0% 0%
Southwestern Law School 38.9% 38.9% 1.9% 6.2%* 0% 0.6%
St. John's University 72.1% 13.1% 16.8% 19.3% 0.8% 2%
St. Louis University 66.2% 13.4% 17.6% 20.4% 0.7% 0%
St. Mary's University 60.5% 21% 0.8% 10.9%* 1.3% 1.3%
St. Thomas University - Florida 48% 30.7% 2% 11.9% 0% 0%
Stanford University 89.6% 2.2% 50.3% 12%* 24.6% 2.2%
Stetson University 56.5% 14.3% 8.2% 14.3% 1% 5.1%
Suffolk University 43.2% 24.5% 7.8% 11.2% 0.2% 0%
SUNY Buffalo 63.2% 25.9% 8.6% 14.6% 1.1% 0%
Syracuse University 60.2% 19.9% 8.4% 18.7% 1.8% 0%
Temple University 66.8% 14.9% 20.8% 15.3%* 4% 1.5%
Texas A&M 59% 22.9% 1.5% 16.6% 0.5% 0%
Texas Southern University 52.3% 33.1% 4% 11.3% 2% 0%
Texas Tech University 68.7% 19.8% 6% 17.6% 3.3% 0%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law 21.9% 51.4% 1.4% 5.2% 0.5% 0%
Thomas M Cooley Law School 30.5% 32.3% 1.3% 11.5% 0% 0%
Touro College 62.6% 15.8% 2.2% 18.7% 0% 0%
Tulane University 63.3% 17.1% 12.1% 14.1%* 9% 2%
University of Akron 46.8% 26.6% 4.8% 14.5% 0.8% 0%
University of Alabama 75.9% 10.3% 13.1% 14.5% 10.3% 0.7%
University of Arizona 68.5% 10.5% 16.9% 21%* 0.8% 2.4%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville 64.5% 14% 4.7% 19.6% 5.6% 0%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock 50.4% 21.7% 0.8% 20.9% 2.3% 0%
University of Baltimore 51.3% 13.7% 2.9% 20.9% 0.4% 0%
University of California - Berkeley 84.2% 3.3% 49.7% 19.7%* 11.8% 7.3%
University of California - Davis 63% 8% 13% 27.5%* 5.8% 13.8%
University of California - Hastings 51.3% 20.7% 19.3% 11.7%* 2.3% 8.7%
University of California - Irvine 71.2% 11.9% 14.4% 29.7%* 13.6% 11.9%
University of California - Los Angeles 75.6% 7.6% 40.2% 15.8%* 2.5% 9.8%
University of Chicago 93.5% 0% 61.4% 12.1%* 16.7% 4.7%
University of Cincinnati 71.2% 10.6% 15.4% 23.1% 1% 0%
University of Colorado 67.9% 14.1% 12% 22.3%* 1.6% 7.6%
University of Connecticut 71.5% 11.3% 13.9% 15.9% 1.3% 0%
University of Dayton 49.4% 16% 4.9% 16% 0% 0%
University of Denver 62.9% 15% 5.6% 26.6%* 0.4% 4.1%
University of Detroit Mercy 33.6% 45.2% 4.1% 4.1% 0% 0.7%
University of Florida 71.2% 16.1% 16.1% 17.6% 2.2% 0%
University of Georgia 78.3% 9.1% 17.7% 18.2%* 6.1% 1%
University of Hawaii 53.2% 13.9% 0% 19% 0% 0%
University of Houston 67.5% 14.2% 19.2% 10.4% 1.7% 0%
University of Idaho 67.2% 18.8% 0% 20.3% 0% 0.8%
University of Illinois 78.9% 8.4% 33.7% 10.2%* 3% 2.4%
University of Iowa 71% 17% 19% 10% 7% 0%
University of Kansas 65.1% 20.2% 8.3% 25.7% 5.5% 0%
University of Kentucky 70.7% 13.6% 10.9% 13.6% 4.1% 0%
University of La Verne 13.7% 39.2% 2% 0% 0% 0%
University of Louisville 60.7% 23% 4.1% 15.6% 3.3% 0%
University of Maine 63.4% 15.9% 4.9% 14.6% 0% 0%
University of Maryland 59.2% 12.7% 8.9% 17.8%* 2.3% 0.5%
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 39.6% 28.3% 0% 32.1% 0% 0%
University of Memphis 67% 17% 5% 19% 3% 0%
University of Miami 64.7% 15.2% 14.6% 12.4% 0.6% 0%
University of Michigan 91.1% 4% 53.5% 12.8%* 12.8% 3.4%
University of Minnesota 74.4% 9.8% 17.1% 13.8%* 5.3% 5.7%
University of Mississippi 57% 27.3% 6.6% 11.6% 3.3% 0%
University of Missouri - Columbia 67.5% 17.1% 10.3% 22.2% 3.4% 0%
University of Missouri - Kansas City 65.2% 23% 5.6% 15.5% 1.9% 0%
University of Montana 71.8% 15.4% 0% 15.4%* 7.7% 1.3%
University of Nebraska 65.3% 19.5% 3.4% 25.4% 0% 0%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas 72.4% 11.2% 6% 7.8% 4.3% 0%
University of New Hampshire 63.5% 21.6% 6.8% 13.5% 0% 0%
University of New Mexico 68.1% 22.1% 0.9% 23%* 2.7% 0.9%
University of North Carolina 66.8% 24.5% 19.2% 14.8% 5.2% 0%
University of North Dakota 51.3% 28.9% 1.3% 11.8% 0% 0%
University of Notre Dame 76.2% 14% 31.4% 13.4%* 5.2% 2.3%
University of Oklahoma 75.5% 12.6% 7.7% 18.2% 0.7% 0.7%
University of Oregon 51.2% 31% 2.3% 16.3%* 0.8% 1.6%
University of Pennsylvania 89.1% 2.7% 65.9% 7.4%* 11.2% 1.6%
University of Pittsburgh 61.7% 21.1% 16.6% 8% 0% 0%
University of Puerto Rico 30.4% 39.8% 1% 5.8% 0% 0%
University of Richmond 64.2% 20.3% 6.1% 16.2% 6.8% 0%
University of San Diego 46.8% 35.3% 10.1% 8.7% 1.8% 0.5%
University of San Francisco 32.9% 41.4% 7.1% 10.7% 0.7% 0%
University of South Carolina 68.4% 16.6% 7.8% 15% 3.6% 0%
University of South Dakota 70.7% 15.5% 0% 17.2% 3.4% 0%
University of Southern California 70% 7.5% 38% 11%* 2% 13.5%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis 55.7% 18.9% 5.7% 11.3%* 0% 2.8%
University of Tennessee 65.2% 20.3% 7% 16.5% 1.9% 0.6%
University of Texas 79.8% 10.5% 35.9% 12.7%* 9.1% 1.1%
University of The District of Columbia 34% 29.9% 1% 19.6%* 0% 1%
University of the Pacific 40.3% 34.5% 2.2% 19.4% 0% 0.7%
University of Toledo 36.4% 30.7% 3.4% 21.6% 2.3% 0%
University of Tulsa 61.4% 21.7% 3.6% 22.9% 2.4% 0%
University of Utah 59.5% 14.9% 5% 14.9% 5.8% 0%
University of Virginia 88.8% 3.6% 62.4% 10.3%* 14.5% 5.8%
University of Washington 67.3% 22.2% 14.4% 15.7% 4.6% 0%
University of Wisconsin 71.2% 14.1% 14.7% 22.3% 3.8% 0%
University of Wyoming 74.6% 17.9% 0% 20.9% 4.5% 0%
Valparaiso University 35.6% 48.1% 1.9% 15.6% 0.6% 0%
Vanderbilt University 86.3% 2.7% 46.7% 8.2%* 9.9% 5.5%
Vermont Law School 50.9% 31% 5.2% 19.8% 0.9% 0%
Villanova University 69.2% 15.1% 16.3% 8.1%* 1.2% 1.2%
Wake Forest University 73.4% 7.6% 16.3% 12% 3.8% 0%
Washburn University 68% 14% 2% 28% 1% 0%
Washington and Lee University 76.8% 13.7% 16.8% 16.8% 9.5% 0%
Washington University in St Louis 80.1% 8% 41.2% 9.3% 4% 3.5%
Wayne State University 61.8% 23.7% 10.7% 10.7% 0.8% 0%
West Virginia University 62.6% 17.4% 7% 14.8% 2.6% 0%
Western New England University School of Law 42.7% 26.2% 4.9% 14.6%* 0% 1%
Western State University 31.9% 24.2% 0% 8.8% 0% 0%
Whittier Law School 29.7% 43.8% 2.3% 3.9% 0% 9.4%
Widener University - Delaware 47.4% 22% 3.5% 10.4% 0% 0%
Widener University - Pennsylvania 49.1% 11.3% 5.7% 28.3% 3.8% 0%
Willamette University 38.6% 38.6% 0% 13.2% 0% 0%
William and Mary 72% 16.4% 18.2% 18.7% 5.8% 0%
Yale University 78.3% 2.5% 38.9% 11.3%* 34% 9.9%