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Employment Statistics

Yale Law students are among the most sought after in the nation by employers of all types. Our alumni are prominent both within and outside of the legal profession. They work in private practice, ranging from one-person offices to major firms; in federal, state, and local government, including Congress, the Office of the President, and the judiciary; in law teaching and administration; in public service settings; for corporations and businesses; and for nonprofit organizations.

In accordance with the ABA guidelines, the Class of 2013 Employment Chart depicts the employment of our Class of 2013 at nine months after graduation. Use the links on the left sidebar to view post-graduate data for theClasses of 2012, 2011and 2010. For a more detailed explanation of post-graduate employment stats, see the article U.S. News Employment Data Fails to Satisfy.

Our Summer Employment Charts reflect what employment sectors our students have worked in after theirfirst year andsecond year of law school. CDO produces aJudicial Clerkship Employment Chart containing the number of graduates reporting a clerkship at various times after graduation as well as the total number of clerkships obtained by graduates in each class year. Given that so many of our graduates clerk after graduation, we also provide data on their First Non-Clerkship Employment. Finally, each spring, CDO collects information about our graduates five years after their law school graduation as reflected in the Five Years After Graduation Chart.