The American Bar Association just released their results of the 2015 ABA Employment Survey. This survey is done once a year for accreditation purposes. It includes:

  • Students who graduated from law school between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014
  • Employed vs. unemployed
  • Part time vs. full-term jobs
  • Law school funded positions
  • Breakdown by job category (Business, government, law firm, etc.)

The ABA has made the information available to the public, and you can download individual law school profiles here.

In summary the ABA saw:
  • 43,832 total graduates (down 6.3% from last year, and a level that has not been seen since 2011)
  • 14,575 landed positions at law firms (part time and full time, short and long term).
  • 5,194 are considered unemployed seeking, not seeking, or deferred (down from 6,392 a year earlier)
  • 3,341 students obtained Federal & State clerkship positions (down 2.4% from last year)

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