Class of 2015 Employment Statistics

Overall employment at KU Law was 91 percent for the Class of 2015. This represents a return to employment rates not seen since before the Great Recession. The quality of 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 81.5 percent, the fifth consecutive rise and part of a 19 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.

Class of 2015 Employment Statistics - Overall Employment Rate

Class of 2015 Employment Statistics - Employment Categories

Class of 2015 Employment Statistics - Private Practice Sub-Categories

Class of 2015 Employment Statistics - Geographical Distribution

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, 2014 and 2015 accepted positions in at least 33 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 2015. Recent graduates have been law clerks at all levels of federal and state courts, including 2 from the Class of 2015 who will clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. 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.

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Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks and treatises
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 34 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,600+ alumni in all 50 states, D.C., and 21 foreign countries
  • #18 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 20th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 80 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • More than 600 employment interviews at law school, 2014-15
  • 92 percent overall employment rate for Class of 2014 – top 20 percent nationally
  • 23rd: for number of law alumni promoted to partner at nation’s largest law firms
  • #1 in Kansas and Missouri for July 2015 bar exam performance