Employment Outcomes

Successful careers don't happen by accident. Just as you invest time, energy and money in your legal education, University of Arizona Law is heavily invested in your career success. The following data underscores the strength of our students in getting jobs as well as our comprehensive approach to professional development.

Yearly Employment Data

American Bar Association Employment Summary Reports:

Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.

Visit the American Bar Association's Required Disclosures website to check employment data for any ABA-accredited law school.

National Association for Law Placement Summary Reports:

Class of 2020 Employment: 10 Months after Graduation

(Percentages = Total graduates in category / All graduates)

89.4% overall employment rate 

87.2% employed in full-time, long-term bar-passage-required or JD-advantage positions

4.3% unemployment for those unemployed and seeking

U.S. States of Largest Employment:

  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
  • Utah

Employment By Sector:

(Percentages = Total graduates in category / All employed graduates)

  • Law Firms: 30.9%
  • Judicial Clerkships: 26.2%
  • Government: 9.5%
  • Public Interest: 14.3%
  • Business & Industry: 10.7%
  • Education: 8.3%

Prospective Students

To learn more about our career resources or to arrange to speak with students, alumni or members of the Career Development Office team, please contact the Admissions office at law-admissions@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-3477.

Updated: 04/02/2021