ABA legal education section releases employment data for law class of 2015

Employment data for the graduating law class of 2015 as reported by American Bar Association-approved law schools to the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar is available.

The aggregate national data on employment outcomes for the class of 2015 and individual schools' post-graduate employment figures is online. A table also provides select national side-by-side comparisons between the classes of 2015 and 2014.

The 205 ABA-approved law schools in the data reported that roughly 10 months after graduation, 28,029 graduates of the class of 2015, or 70 percent, were employed in long-term, full-time positions where bar passage is required or a J.D. preferred. The class of 2015 had 39,984 graduates, down 14 percent from 2013's 46,776 graduates.

The ABA's accrediting body, under Standard 509 of the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools, requires schools to report to the ABA and publicly disclose information, including employment, then posted to the Section of Legal Education statistics website.

Published: Mon, May 09, 2016

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