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Employment Statistics

The employment statistics below offer a snapshot of the Classes of 2012, 2011 and 2010. This information reflects employment status nine months after graduation and includes full-time, part-time, temporary, legal and non-legal positions.  

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

Class of 2012 nine-month employment survey:

86.7% employed:

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

By practice setting:

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

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

Class of 2011 nine-month employment survey:

91.5% employed:

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

By practice setting:

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

View our NALP Class of 2010 Employment Summary Form and the ABA Class of 2010 Employment Summary for more information.

Class of 2010 nine-month employment survey:

93.2% employed:

  • 79.6% full time
  • 20.1% part time
  • 54.9% in positions that require bar admission
  • 27.2% in positions that are JD advantage
  • 9.9% in other professional positions
  • 1.5% pursuing another degree full time
  • 0.6% in non-professional positions

By practice setting:

  • 42.7% in law firms
  • 16.6% in judicial clerkships
  • 15.2% in government
  • 3.3% in public interest
  • 4.6% in academic
  • 15.2% 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.