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 2008

Class of 2009

Class of 2010

Class of 2011

Class of 2012

Law Firm

45%

46%

43.5%

47%

54%

Public Interest

11%

13%

11.5%

10%

10.5%

Government

21%

18%

23%

20.5%

13%

Academic Employment

9%

9%

7%

14%

7.5%

Business

14%

12%

15%

7.5%

12%

Other

0%

2%

0%

1%

2%


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