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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 2004 Class of 2005 Class of 2006 Class of 2007 Class of 2008
Law Firm 57% 52% 48% 40% 45%
Public Interest Total 25% 29% 29% 33%  32%
Academic Employment 14% 12% 14% 15%  9%
Business 4% 5% 9% 12%  14%
Other 0% 2% 0% 0%  0%

 

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