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Placement Data for Law Graduates

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

No. 38 for percentage of 2016 graduates going to the 100 largest U.S. law firms (National Law Journal)

ABA Employment Summary

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.

St. John's Ranks Top 40 for Employment Outcomes! Read about it here.

St. John's is one of the 10 Most Underrated Law Schools in America.

New York Schools Ranked Nationally by Class of 2015 Employment Outcomes

 Full-Time/Long-Term
Bar Required and
J.D. Advantage Jobs
Overall Employment
(Excluding School Funded Jobs)
Cornell421
New York University724
Columbia825
St. John's3538
Albany5688
Cardozo70104
Fordham73102
Pace8067
Brooklyn91143
Hofstra96139
Buffalo108105
New York Law School12368
Syracuse132163
CUNY145161
Touro159157

Select Schools Outside New York

Emory3096
Univ. of Texas - Austin3679
UCLA3992
Notre Dame4987
Boston University5786
Georgetown81157

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.