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Placement Data for Law Graduates

92% of 2016 graduates employed 10 months after graduation

#28 nationally for placing graduates in full-time, long-term legal jobs (2016 ABA Employment Summary)

#38 nationwide for placing graduates in the 100 biggest law firms, making us
a 2017 National Law Journal “Go-To Law School”

20+ graduates every year start their careers in New York DA’s offices

Full employment data for the Class of 2016 is available here: ABA Employment Summary for the Class of 2016

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.

New York Schools Ranked Nationally by Class of 2016 Employment Outcomes

 Full-Time/Long-Term
Bar Required and
J.D. Advantage Jobs
Overall Employment
(Excluding School Funded Jobs)
Columbia57
New York University84
Cornell915
St. John's2841
Pace3938
Fordham4352
Cardozo4592
Albany4962
Hofstra6096
Brooklyn77100
New York Law School8793
Syracuse104133
Touro129132
CUNY131150
Buffalo139151

Select Schools Outside New York

Emory4727
Univ. of Texas - Austin2479
UCLA5225
Notre Dame67114
Boston University8690
Georgetown5629

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 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011 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 21, 2017.