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 2009 Class of 2010 Class of 2011 Class of 2012 Class of 2013
Law Firm 46% 43.5% 47% 54% 47.5%
Public Interest 13% 11.5% 10% 10.5% 14%
Government 18% 23% 20.5% 13% 17.5%
Academic Employment 9% 7% 14% 7.5% 10%
Business 12% 15% 7.5% 12% 8%
Other 2% 0% 1% 2% 3%

 

 


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