Overall employment at KU Law rose to 92 percent for the Class of 2014. This represents a return to employment rates not seen since before the Great Recession. The quality of those jobs also continues to improve. Many regard bar admission-required and JD-advantage jobs that are full-time and long-term as the highest quality positions for new graduates. The percentage of students landing these “best jobs” rose to 80 percent, a 3 percent improvement from the previous year and part of an 18 percent improvement since 2011.
Unless otherwise specified, all numbers are based on data reported to the ABA. Differences in criteria between bodies like the ABA and NALP may create minor differences in similar categories. The related ABA and NALP forms can be found here.
WHERE OUR GRADUATES GO
While many of our students and graduates choose to work in communities throughout Kansas or in the Kansas City metropolitan region, our students and graduates come from and work across the US and abroad. Members of the classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014 accepted positions in at least 31 states, including California, Texas, Colorado, New York and Washington, D.C, as well as taking positions overseas from Belgium to Beijing. Our loyal alumni are found in all 50 states around the globe, including China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia.
A considerable number of graduates accept judicial clerkships, including 7 from the Class of 2014. Recent graduates have been law clerks at all levels of federal and state courts. Over the past five years, our students and graduates have accepted summer and/or permanent employment with firms, businesses, government agencies, public interest organizations and judges all over the country, including one recipient of a prestigious Equal Justice Works fellowship.