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Placement Data for Law Graduates

St. John’s Law has the 4th highest employment rate in New York

How do we do it? Every student is supported by a dedicated counselor from the Law School’s Career Development Office. Students get individualized attention from their first semester on, so they can identify a career pathway that interests them and pursue related coursework and activities. To complement this unique approach to career development, the upper-level curriculum has been designed around different career paths. Students build on their required foundation courses with advanced classes, drafting courses, clinic work, internships, externships, and co-curricular activities like trial and appellate advocacy—all focused on developing practical skills and targeted expertise so St. John’s Law students graduate profession-ready.

ABA Employment Summary

New York Schools Ranked by Class of 2015 Employment Outcomes

 Full-Time/Long-Term
Bar Required and
J.D. Advantage Jobs
Overall Employment
(Excluding School Funded Jobs)
Cornell429
New York University734
Columbia838
St. John's3553
Albany5695
Cardozo70112
Fordham73115
Pace8083
Brooklyn91150
Hofstra96126
Buffalo108114
New York Law School12382
Syracuse132145
CUNY145168
Touro159166

Select Schools Outside New York

Emory30109
Univ. of Texas - Austin3687
UCLA3997
Notre Dame4994
Boston University5786
Georgetown81163

Source of data: employmentsummary.abaquestionnaire.org

We believe it is important for applicants to have detailed information about placement rates. For that reason, the information below lists employment data for the Classes of 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 and in several disaggregated categories. We also provide copies of placement data submitted to the ABA and NALP—The Association for Legal Career Professionals. Readers should keep in mind that the ABA and NALP use different definitions for various categories; this accounts for differences between the various reports.  This webpage was updated on September 30, 2016.