Overall employment at KU Law was 93.1 percent for the Class of 2019. This represents the sixth consecutive year of overall employment at or above 90 percent.
This includes 86.3 percent of the class who landed positions that were Bar Passage-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.
U.S. News named KU Law the #38 best law school for law-related employment at graduation, based on data from the 2021 U.S. News Best Law Schools rankings.
Unless otherwise specified, all numbers are based on data reported to the ABA for the Class of 2019. 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 2014-2019 accepted positions in at least 30 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 and around the globe, including in China, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia.
A considerable number of graduates accept judicial clerkships, including 12 from the Class of 2019. 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.
ABA statement on employment data
Per Interpretation 509-2 of Standard 509, law schools may choose to publicize additional employment outcome data beyond what the Employment Protocols require. This additional data, per Standard 509, must be “complete, accurate, and not misleading to a reasonable law school student or applicant.” Law schools are expected to use “due diligence in obtaining and verifying such information.” The following additional employment outcome data has not been, and will not be, audited by the ABA. It is meant to supplement the annual ABA Employment Summary Report, which reflects the employment status of members of each graduating class as of the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the three years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at abarequireddisclosures.org.