Overall employment at KU Law was 90 percent for the Class of 2016. This represents a return to employment rates not seen since before the Great Recession. We believe bar admission-required and JD-advantage jobs that are full-time and long-term are the highest quality positions for new graduates. These “best jobs” accounted for 83.6 percent of the jobs obtained by the Class of 2016.
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 U.S. and abroad. Graduates in the classes of 2012-2016 accepted positions in at least 34 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, the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia.
A considerable number of graduates accept judicial clerkships, including 10 from the Class of 2016. Recent graduates have been law clerks at all levels, including federal courts ranging from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to numerous district, magistrate and bankruptcy courts. They have also served judges on the Kansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. 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.