Calculate law schools’ graduate employment rate any way you choose. You can select one of the Preset Formulas from the list below or create your own formula by checking the individual categories you would like to include or exclude from the calculation. Why is Law Jobs: By the Numbers™ helpful?
The ability of law graduates to get jobs is a key indicator of the quality of legal education, as well as the value proposition of going to law school.
In recent years, the accuracy and transparency of data on law graduates' employment outcomes has understandably come under increased scrutiny. While there is no substitute for a careful review of raw employment data, we understand that many people, including prospective law students, like to see law school employment data presented in the form of an employment rate. That said, there are a variety of ways to calculate a law school's employment rate.
Enter Law Jobs: By the Numbers™. This interactive tool will empower you to calculate and compare employment rates for every law school that reports data to the American Bar Association. 1
You have the flexibility to review the employment rates using formulas that are commonly applied by organizations such as the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), US News & World Report, National Jurist and Law School Transparency (LST). But more importantly, you can build a formula based on what matters most to you.
Finally, while employment rates are a useful tool, we acknowledge that they do not tell the whole story of an individual’s job prospects at any particular law school. We encourage prospective law students to ask law schools about their employment outcomes and the career services they provide.
1: For the sake of standardization, our calculator uses publicly available raw data for each law school taken from the ABA’s Employment Summary Report and plugs it into preset formulas used by NALP and US News & World Report. Because the ABA, NALP, and US News all issue separate employment surveys, our calculation of a law school’s NALP or US News employment rate may differ slightly from what is reflected in that school’s rate as reflected in its NALP Form or in US News.