Working in Law Firms


More lawyers work in law firms than in any other sector of legal practice. According to the National Association for Law Placement’s national statistics, around 55% of all law school graduates start their legal careers in law firms. Law firm practice is also a very popular job choice at YLS. As reflected in our employment statistics, many of our students work for law firms for the summer and after graduation.

Use the subsections of this site to learn more about law firm practice.

-Last updated May 2020

Alumni Narratives Focused on Law Firms