5th Year Career Development Survey

5th Year Report

Employment Five Years After Yale Law School

Each spring the Career Development Office collects information about our graduates five years after their law school graduation through our 5th Year Career Development Report. The purpose of this report is to provide a snapshot of the career experiences in their first five years since graduating YLS.

Employment TypeClass of 2013Class of 2014Class of 2015Class of 2016Class of 2017
Law Firm47.5%50.5%48%53%48%
Public Interest14%12.5%10%11%20%
Academic Employment10%11%11%9%8%

Based on responses to CDO’s annual 5th Year Career Development Survey. Totals may not equal 100% due to rounding.

5th Year Career Development Reports

Class of 2017
Class of 2016
Class of 2015
Class of 2014
Class of 2013
Class of 2012
Class of 2011

What Yale Law School Graduates Do: A Summary of CDO's 5th Year Career Development Survey

Classes 2006-2010
Classes 2001-2005
Classes 1996-2000