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Employment Statistics

The employment statistics below offer a snapshot of the Classes of 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011. This information reflects employment status nine months after graduation and includes full-time, part-time, temporary, legal and non-legal positions.

2014
View our ABA Class of 2014 Employment Summary. Note: This year's statistics are based on employment status 10 months after graduation rather than nine months as in years past.

2013
View our NALP Class of 2013 Employment Summary Form and the ABA Class of 2013 Employment Summary for more information.

NALP Class of 2013 nine-month employment survey:

84.7 percent employed:

  • 90 percent full time
  • 10 percent part time
  • 51.5 percent in positions that require bar admission
  • 27.4 percent in positions that are JD advantage
  • 4.6 percent in other professional positions
  • 2.0 percent pursuing another degree full time
  • 1.3 percent in non-professional positions
By practice setting:

  • 39.6 percent in law firms
  • 18.1 percent in judicial clerkships
  • 17.3 percent in government
  • 5.4 percent in public interest
  • 5.4 percent in academic
  • 14.2 percent in business or industry

2012
View our NALP Class of 2012 Employment Summary Form and the ABA Class of 2012 Employment Summary for more information.

NALP Class of 2012 nine-month employment survey:

86.7 percent employed:

  • 90.8 percent full time
  • 9.2 percent part time
  • 56 percent in positions that require bar admission
  • 26.5 percent in positions that are JD advantage
  • 2.1 percent in other professional positions
  • 1.2 percent pursuing another degree full time
  • 2.1 percent in non-professional positions

By practice setting:

  • 43.5 percent in law firms
  • 17.7 percent in judicial clerkships
  • 15.6 percent in government
  • 4.8 percent in public interest
  • 3.1 percent in academic
  • 15.3 percent in business or industry

2011
View our NALP Class of 2011 Employment Summary Form and the ABA Class of 2011 Employment Summary for more information.

NALP Class of 2011 nine-month employment survey:

91.5 percent employed:

  • 80.9 percent full time
  • 19.1 percent part time
  • 51.5 percent in positions that require bar admission
  • 27.3 percent in positions that are JD advantage
  • 9.6 percent in other professional positions
  • 2.4 percent pursuing another degree full time
  • 2.4 percent in non-professional positions

By practice setting:

  • 37.3 percent in law firms
  • 20.1 percent in judicial clerkships
  • 16.4 percent in government
  • 3.7 percent in public interest
  • 3.4 percent in academic
  • 18.3 percent in business or industry

*Please note that the employment information presented is self-reported by UB Law graduates. The LCDO regularly collects employment information from our most recent graduating class, following guidelines established by the National Association of Legal Career Professionals (NALP) and the American Bar Association (ABA); Fluctuations in the market dictate that employment statistics change annually. Employment prospects are not guaranteed to be consistent with the annual employment data.