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:

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 2019 Employment: 10 Months after Graduation

(Percentages = Total graduates in category / All graduates)

87.6% overall employment rate 

81.8% employed in full-time, long-term bar-passage-required or JD-advantage positions

8.3% unemployment for those unemployed and seeking

U.S. States of Largest Employment:

  • Arizona
  • Illinois
  • New Mexico

Employment By Sector:

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

  • Private Practice: 40.6%
  • Judicial Clerkships: 22.6%
  • Government: 17.0%
  • Public Interest: 9.4%
  • Business & Industry: 8.5%
  • Education: 1.9%

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: 08/19/2020