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.

The most recent graduating class reported higher rates of employment than the previous year: 61 percent of the Class of 2017 are in full-time, long-term positions that require bar admission or prefer a JD. In all, 78 percent of the class secured full-time, long-term legal or other professional employment within 10 months of graduating. Read more

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 Planning or any dean or faculty member.

The USF School of Law PDF iconNALP USF Class of 2017 Report (National Association for Law Placement) details data from student reports to the law school regarding their employment status nine months after graduation, or from publicly available resources with such information. You may review reports for PDF icon2016, PDF icon2015, PDF icon2014, PDF icon2013PDF icon2012 and PDF icon2011.

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, and 2017. 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 Planning at (415) 422-6757.