Graduate Employment Statistics

USF School of Law graduates pursue careers in diverse areas, from law firms to government agencies to business and public interest organizations.

Employment Statistics for Class of 2020

University of San Francisco School of Law provides detailed information regarding the employment outcomes of its recent graduating classes. It is beneficial for prospective and current students to review this information to see how USF School of Law graduates have performed in the job market.

We collect employment information from our most recent graduating class annually, following guidelines established by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the National Association for Law Placement (NALP). The data reported to ABA and NALP is later used by US News & World Report.

The ABA summary reports for the following classes are here: 202020192018, 2017, 2016.

Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.

The NALP summary reports for the following classes are here: PDF icon 201920182017, 2016.

Employment Services and Resources

USF is committed to assisting students and alumni through the process of seeking employment and offers a full range of employment services and resources, which is particularly important given the challenging job market. Our goal is to assist each student and graduate achieve their career objectives, so if you need additional information about pursuing a position in a particular field or geographic area, we encourage you to contact the Office of Career Services or any dean or faculty member.

Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

The American Bar Association, Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, also collects employment statistics from accredited law schools and publishes them online at USF School of Law Employment Reports. See ABA Employment Summary Reports on USF School of Law graduates for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Please note that different agencies have different methodology they use which results in minor differences in the data. For additional information, contact the USF School of Law Office of Career Services at (415) 422-6757.