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.

Class of 2017 Employment: 10 Months after Graduation

89.8% overall employment rate 

80.5% employed in full-time, long-term bar-passage-required or JD-advantage positions (national rate: 75.3%)

4.6% unemployment for those unemployed and seeking (representing 6 graduates) (national rate: 7.9%)

(Figures are percentage of entire class)

Top States of Employment

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado

Employment By Sector:

  • Private Practice: 32.1%
  • Judicial Clerkships: 27%
  • Government: 14.8%
  • Business & Industry: 10.4%
  • Public Interest: 10.4%
  • Education: 5.2%

(Figures are percentage of employed graduates)

Yearly Employment Data

See PDF reports of yearly University of Arizona Law employment data as submitted to the American Bar Association, including employment status, type and location. 

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

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: 10/25/2018