Employment Statistics for 2012


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.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS FULL TIME
LONG TERM
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
PART TIME
LONG TERM
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
NUMBER
Employed - Bar Passage Required 183 1 0 0 184/82.88%
Employed - JD Advantage 20 1 0 0 21/9.46%
Employed - Professional Position 3 1 3 0 7/3.15%
Employed - Non-Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0/0%
Employed - Job Category Undeterminable 0 0 0 0 0/0%
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time         5/2.25%
Unemployed - Start Date Deferred         3/1.35%
Unemployed - Not Seeking         1/.45%
Unemployed - Seeking         0/0%
Employment Status Unknown         1/.45%
Total Graduates         222



LAW SCHOOL/
UNIV. FUNDED POSITIONS
FULL TIME
LONG TERM
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
PART TIME
LONG TERM
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
NUMBER
Of Employed - Law School/University Funded 20 1 0 0 21



EMPLOYMENT TYPE FULL TIME
LONG TERM
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
PART TIME
LONG TERM
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
NUMBER
Law Firms 76 0 0 0 76/35.85%
Solo 0 0 0 0 0
2-10 2 0 0 0 2
11-25 2 0 0 0 2
26-50 0 0 0 0 0
51-100 1 0 0 0 1
101-250 5 0 0 0 5
251-500 6 0 0 0 6
501+ 60 0 0 0 60
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Business & Industry 7 1 1 0 9/4.24%
Government 7 0 0 0 7/3.30%
Public Interest (incl. Public Defender) 21 1 2 0 24/11.32%
Judicial Clerkships 87 0 0 0 87/41.04%
Federal 77 0 0 0 77
State & Local 7 0 0 0 7
Other 3 0 0 0 3
Education 8 1 0 0 9/4.25%
Employer type unknown         0/0%
TOTAL 206 3 3 0 212



Employment Location State Number
State with largest employment New York 64
State with second largest employment District of Columbia 28
State with third largest employment California 27
Number employed in foreign countries   8



Geographic Destinations of Employed Graduates Class of 2012
Northeast
(CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
9.52%
Mid-Atlantic
(NY, NJ, PA)
33.81%
East North Central
(IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)
3.81%
West North Central
(IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, ND)
1.43%
South Atlantic
(DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
19.52%
East South Central
(AL, KY, MS, TN)
3.33%
West South Central
(AR, LA, OK, TX)
3.33%
Mountain
(AZ, CO, ID, MT,NV, NM, UT, WY)
3.81%
Pacific
(AK, CA, WA, HI, OR)
17.14%
Foreign 3.81%
Puerto Rico .48%



Full-Time Salaries of Employed Graduates Class of 2012
Total Employed Graduates 211
Number of Salaries Reported 197
25th Percentile $59,681
judicial clerk $57,408
private practice $160,000
government $44,000
public interest $44,000
academic $35,000
Median $64,729
judicial clerk $61,612
private practice $160,000
government $44,000
public interest $44,000
academic $67,000
75th Percentile $160,000
judicial clerk $63,271
private practice $160,000
government $52,000
public interest $49,000
academic $80,000
Mean $100,188
judicial clerk $60,432
private practice $156,320
government $58,833
public interest $50,352
academic $72,333