Employment Summary for 2020 Graduates

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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.

2020 Employment Summary
EMPLOYMENT STATUS FULL TIME
LONG TERM
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
PART TIME
LONG TERM
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
NUMBER
EMPLOYED - BAR PASSAGE REQUIRED 59 0 2 0 61
EMPLOYED - J.D. ADVANTAGE 20 3 1 0 24
EMPLOYED - PROFESSIONAL POSITION 2 0 1 0 3
EMPLOYED - NON-PROFESSIONAL POSITION 0 0 2 0 0
EMPLOYED - LAW SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY FUNDED 0 0 0 0 0
EMPLOYED - UNDETERMINABLE 0 0 0 0 0
ENROLLED IN GRADUATE STUDIES         0
EMPLOYED - START DATE DEFERRED         2
UNEMPLOYED - NOT SEEKING         5
UNEMPLOYED - SEEKING         21
EMPLOYMENT STATUS UNKNOWN         8
TOTAL GRADUATES EACH GRADUATE IS COUNTED ONLY ONCE IN THIS SECTION         124

 

EMPLOYMENT TYPE FULL TIME 
LONG TERM
FULL TIME 
SHORT TERM
PART TIME 
LONG TERM
PART TIME 
SHORT TERM
NUMBER
LAW FIRMS SOLO 0 0 0 0 0
1 - 10 14 0 1 0 15
11 - 25 9 0 0 0 9
26 - 50 4 0 0 0 4
51 - 100 3 0 0 0 3
101 - 250 3 0 1 0 4
251 - 500 1 0 0 0 1
501 + 6 1 0 0 7
UNKNOWN SIZE 0 0 0 0 0
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY 22 0 1 0 23
GOVERNMENT 7 0 0 0 7
PUB. INT. 10 2 0 0 12
CLERKSHIPS - FEDERAL 0 0 0 0 0
CLERKSHIPS - STATE, LOCAL, and territorial 0 0 0 0 0
CLERKSHIPS - tribal 0 0 0 0 0
clerkships - international 0 0 0 0 0
EDUCATION 2 0 1 0 3
EMPLOYER TYPE UNKNOWN 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 81 3 4 0 88

 

LAW SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY FUNDED POSITIONS FULL TIME 
LONG TERM
FULL TIME 
SHORT TERM
PART TIME 
LONG TERM
PART TIME 
SHORT TERM
NUMBER
EMPLOYED - BAR PASSAGE REQUIRED 0 0 0 0 0
EMPLOYED - J.D. ADVANTAGE 0 0 0 0 0
EMPLOYED - PROFESSIONAL POSITION 0 0 0 0 0
EMPLOYED - NON-PROFESSIONAL POSITION 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL EMPLOYED BY LAW SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY 0 0 0 0 0

 

EMPLOYMENT LOCATION STATE NUMBER
STATE - LARGEST EMPLOYMENT California 78
STATE - 2ND LARGEST EMPLOYMENT New York 2
STATE - 3RD LARGEST EMPLOYMENT Louisiana 1
EMPLOYED IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES   0