Employment Statistics for 2013


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 160 2 0 0 162/79.80%
Employed - JD Advantage 20 0 0 0 20/9.85%
Employed - Professional Position 1 4 0 1 6/2.96%
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         7/3.45%
Unemployed - Start Date Deferred         3/1.48%
Unemployed - Not Seeking         1/.49%
Unemployed - Seeking         3/1.48%
Employment Status Unknown         1/.49%
Total Graduates         203



LAW SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY FUNDED POSITIONS FULL TIME
LONG TERM
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
PART TIME
LONG TERM
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
NUMBER
Employed - Bar Passage Required 9 1 0 0 10
Employed - J.D. Advantage 5 0 0 0 5
Employed - Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
Employed - Non-Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
Total Employed by Law School/University 14 1 0 0 15



EMPLOYMENT TYPE FULL TIME
LONG TERM
FULL TIME
SHORT TERM
PART TIME
LONG TERM
PART TIME
SHORT TERM
NUMBER
Law Firms 64 0 0 0 64/34.04%
Solo 0 0 0 0 0
2-10 1 0 0 0 1
11-25 1 0 0 0 1
26-50 0 0 0 0 0
51-100 0 0 0 0 0
101-250 6 0 0 0 6
251-500 1 0 0 0 1
501+ 55 0 0 0 55
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Business & Industry 6 0 0 0 6/3.19%
Government 9 0 0 0 9/4.80%
Public Interest (incl. Public Defender) 22 3 0 0 25/13.29%
Judicial Clerkships 76 2 0 0 78/41.49%
Federal 71 0 0 0 71
State & Local 4 1 0 0 5
Other 1 1 0 0 2
Education 4 1 0 1 6/3.19%
Employer type unknown         0/0%
TOTAL 181 6 0 1 188



Employment Location State Number
State with largest employment New York 51
State with second largest employment District of Columbia 39
State with third largest employment California 22
Number employed in foreign countries   4



Geographic Destinations of Employed Graduates Class of 2013
Northeast
(CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
9.57%
Mid-Atlantic
(NY, NJ, PA)
32.45%
East North Central
(IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)
4.79%
West North Central
(IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD, ND)
1.06%
South Atlantic
(DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
26.06%
East South Central
(AL, KY, MS, TN)
2.13%
West South Central
(AR, LA, OK, TX)
3.72%
Mountain
(AZ, CO, ID, MT,NV, NM, UT, WY)
2.66%
Pacific
(AK, CA, WA, HI, OR)
15.43%
Foreign 2.13%



Full-Time Salaries of Employed Graduates Class of 2013
Total Employed Graduates 188
Number of Salaries Reported 186
25th Percentile $61,245
academic Less than five salaries reported for this category.
business $135,000
judicial clerk $60,742
private practice $160,000
government $44,000
public interest $44,000
Median $64,729
academic Less than five salaries reported for this category.
business $145,000
judicial clerk $62,467
private practice $160,000
government $44,000
public interest $46,000
75th Percentile $160,000
academic Less than five salaries reported for this category.
business $250,000
judicial clerk $63,945
private practice $160,000
government $67,500
public interest $50,000
Mean $98,484
academic Less than five salaries reported for this category.
business $174,367
judicial clerk $62,018
private practice $156,641
government $53,828
public interest $50,232