Employment Statistics

Many Paths: Post-Graduate Employment

Yale Law students and graduates are among the most sought after in the nation by employers of all types, and each one has the choice to follow the path that is right for them. Our graduates find multiple and meaningful ways to contribute to their communities. A degree from Yale Law School opens doors across the United States and around the world, including in public interest careers of all kinds; at law firms big and small; in business as founders, lawyers, and CEOs; in the judiciary as clerks and judges; and in the academy as scholars and teachers. 

Our Career Development Office provides a variety of resources to help students and alumni make informed career decisions, and counselors guide students in developing an effective career plan, identify resources to support career plans, support the job search, and forge connections between students, faculty, and alumni.

In accordance with the ABA guidelines, the Class of 2018 Employment Chart depicts the employment statistics at nine months after graduation. There is also post-graduate data available for the Class of 2017 and for the Class of 2016. 

Summer Employment Statistics

Our Summer Employment Charts reflect the employment sectors in which our students have worked following their 1L years and 2L years.  The Career Development Office (CDO) produces a Judicial Clerkship Employment Chart containing the number of graduates reporting a clerkship at various times after graduation as well as the total number of clerkships obtained by graduate in each class year. Given that so many of our graduates clerk after graduation, we also provide data on their First Non-Clerkship Employment.

Finally, each spring, CDO collects information about our graduates five years after their law school graduation as reflected in the Five Years After Graduation Chart.