ABA reports 94.2% of Duquesne Law’s 2021 graduates are employed

The American Bar Association (ABA) recently released ten-month employment statistics from law schools nationwide regarding the class of 2021. As reported, the 2021 graduates of Duquesne School of Law are doing exceptionally well. As of March 15, 2022, 94.2% (148/157 graduates) of the 2021 class from Duquesne Law are employed. Delving further into the data, 89.2% (140/157 graduates) are working in industries where they are licensed to practice law or where the J.D. is an advantage to their work.

These graduates work throughout the United States in various sectors. Most of the class is employed at law firms. Other industries where the class are starting their careers include business and industry, government, public interest, judicial clerkships, and education.

"I'm very proud of our graduates' accomplishments. They persevered through pandemic-related challenges that everyone faced in some way during the past couple of years. And their hard work and determination showed by how successful so many of them have been in obtaining employment since graduating last year," said Maria Comas, director of Career Services.

The three-year review employment number was also reported in the data and is well above the national average and above the average for neighboring law schools.

In addition to marking high employment numbers, Duquesne Law's class of 2021 excelled in Bar passage. Those graduates achieved an 84.25% first-time pass rate on the July 2021 Pennsylvania bar exam, significantly outpacing the statewide average of 77.22% for all first-time takers.

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