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 Type

Class of 2012 Class of 2013 Class of 2014 Class of 2015 Class of 2016
Law Firm 54% 47.5% 50.5% 48% 53%
Public Interest 10.5% 14% 12.5% 10% 11%
Government 13% 17.5% 12% 14% 12%
Academic Employment 7.5% 10% 11% 11% 9%
Business 12% 8% 12.5% 11% 12%
Other 2% 3% 1% 3% .5%

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 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