Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

ABA Releases Class Of 2021 Jobs Data: Full-Credit Jobs Rate Is 83.0%, Up From 77.4% Last Year

ABA Legal Education Section Releases Employment Data for Graduating Law Class of 2021:

Employment data for the graduating law class of 2021 as reported by American Bar Association-approved law schools to the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar is now publicly available.

An online table provides select national outcomes and side-by-side comparisons for the classes of 2020 and 2021. Further reports on employment outcomes, including links to individual school outcomes and spreadsheets aggregating those reports, are now available on the ABA Required Disclosures page of the section’s website. ...

For the class of 2021, the aggregated school data shows that 29,624 or 83% of the 2021 graduates of the 196 law schools enrolling students and approved by the ABA to offer the J.D. degree were employed in full-time, long-term Bar Passage Required or J.D. Advantage jobs roughly 10 months after graduation. That compares to 26,638 or 77.4% of the graduates reporting similar full-time, long-term jobs last year. The actual number of full-time, long-term Bar Passage Required or J.D. Advantage jobs increased by 2,986 (+11.2%) year-over-year.

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