Post-Graduate Employment Statistics

Yale Law students are among the most sought after in the nation by employers of all types. Our alumni are prominent both within and outside of the legal profession. Indeed, they work in private practice, ranging from one-person offices to large firms; in federal, state, and local government, including Congress, the Office of the President, and the judiciary; in law teaching and administration; in public service settings; for corporations and businesses; and for nonprofit organizations.

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.  If you would like a more detailed explanation of post-graduate employment statistics, there is more information here.

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.