In a typical year, the largest percentage of UK Law graduates (45 to 60%) will choose to go directly into private practice, with the next most popular option being a judicial clerkship with a state or federal judge (15 to 30%). The number of UK Law graduates choosing a career in government usually ranges from 5-15% depending upon student interest, as well as state and federal funding for new positions. Graduates also enter careers in public interest, business, decide to pursue an advanced degree, or pursue other areas of interest. Detailed employment statistics for recent graduating classes are listed below.
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The ABA has requested that all law schools post the following language to their websites: Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.
Please be sure to note that past employment statistics and actual employment are not a guarantee or promise pertaining to future employment of students and graduates. Employment statistics are impacted by many factors including the world, national, and local economies.
Note regarding homepage employment ranking
The employment ranking listed on the home page is based on employment data obtained by the ABA nationwide employment reporting deadline. Jobs funded by a graduate's law school/university are excluded. For more information please visit: http://employmentsummary.abaquestionnaire.org/. Please visit our website for the employment summary for the Class of 2020 and other employment information required by the ABA.