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 Type

Class of 2011 Class of 2012 Class of 2013 Class of 2014 Class of 2015
Law Firm 47% 54% 47.5% 50.5% 48%
Public Interest 10% 10.5% 14% 12.5% 10%
Government 20.5% 13% 17.5% 12% 14%
Academic Employment 14% 7.5% 10% 11% 11%
Business 7.5% 12% 8% 12.5% 11%
Other 1% 2% 3% 1% 3%

 

 


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