Class of 2020 Employment Data

Employment status of the Class of 2020 as of March 15, 2021, as reported to the ABA in April 2021.

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

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Members of the Class of 2020 were employed in California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia, as of March 15, 2021.

Employment data for the Class of 2020, which as defined by the American Bar Association includes all JD graduates from September 1, 2019, through August 31, 2020, was obtained by the Career Services Office using formal tools (including the NALP Graduate Employment Report and Salary Survey) and informal tools (including contact with graduates by members of the staff of the Career Services Office and other independent research). Employment data reflects the status of each graduate as of March 15, 2021, as reported to the American Bar Association.