Overall employment at KU Law was 91.7 percent for the Class of 2017. This represents the fourth consecutive year of overall employment at or above 90 percent.
This includes 76 percent of the class who landed positions that were Bar Admission-Required or JD-Advantage jobs that were also Full-Time and Long-Term — jobs that we regard as the highest quality positions for new graduates. In addition, this figure includes 8 students — totaling 6.6 percent of the class — pursuing additional full-time graduate education in LL.M. programs focused on specialties such as tax and arbitration, as well as areas beyond the law like medicine.
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 2012-2017 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 9 from the Class of 2017. 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, public interest organizations, judges and government agencies all over the country, including the prestigious Department of Justice Attorney General's Honors Program.