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Employment Statistics

Our Numbers

Here's a snapshot of some of the most important employment data for the Class of 2023:

Employment 10 months post-graduation 94.7% (108/114)
Of those employed:
% in positions (full-time, long-term) where bar admission was required or J.D. preferred
94.4% (102/108)
Of all graduates:
% in positions (full-time, long-term) where bar admission was required or J.D. preferred
89.5% (102/114)
Employed in Private Practice 52.8%
Employed in Government (includes Judicial Clerkships):   32.4%
Employed in Business Setting 9.3%

Employed in Public Interest/Academic


Summary Reports

For more details, view the following PDF documents.

Class of 2023

ABA Employment Summary 2023

Class of 2022

ABA Employment Summary 2022

Class of 2021

ABA Employment Summary 2021

Class of 2020

ABA Employment Summary 2020*

*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

Class of 2019

ABA Employment Summary 2019

Class of 2018

ABA Employment Summary 2018

Class of 2017

ABA Employment Summary 2017

Class of 2016

ABA Employment Summary 2016

Class of 2015

ABA Employment Summary 2015

Class of 2014

ABA Employment Summary 2014

Class of 2013

ABA Employment Summary 2013

Class of 2012

Class of 2011

Class of 2010

Questions to Consider

As you evaluate the employment-related statistics supplied by law schools you are considering (including ours), remember to ask some important fundamental questions:

  • What percentage of the graduates responded, supplying the basis for the data reported? The higher the response rate, the more likely the information provided is valid.
  • What percentage of respondents supplied salary information, forming the basis for average and median starting salary assertions?
  • What percentage of the respondents report being employed in positions where bar passage is mandatory or for which a law degree is a preferred credential?
  • How many graduates are working in full-time positions?

The staff of the Career Services Office is committed to providing our students and alumni excellent career-related services and to providing potential and current students thorough, accurate employment information.

As you consider your various law school or employment options, we welcome your interest in UDSL and pledge to do our best to answer any career-related questions you might have. For more information, contact the Career Services Office.


Career Services Office

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