Year-on-Year Improvement, Transparency and the Value of a KU Law Degree
Overall employment at KU Law was 91.7 percent for the Class of 2017. This represents the fourth consecutive year of overall employment at or above 90 percent. This includes 76 percent of the class who landed positions that were bar admission-required and JD-advantage jobs that were full-time and long-term — jobs that we regard as the highest quality positions for new graduates.
This information was reported to the ABA on April 15, 2018, and is available to you here. You can compare this to the same ABA summaries for prior years. We salute the Class of 2017 and its success, and know that for all the assistance from faculty, alumni, the Career Services Office and others, it's really about our extraordinary graduates and their determination to succeed.
As a consumer, the Class of 2017 data gives you insight into the most current employment data for the school. Along with data from prior years, you can see how we have performed over the long term and use that data to make an informed decision about attending KU Law, supporting its efforts and assessing its performance.
Demand for KU Law students and graduates throughout the state, region and nation remains high. Recent graduates are employed in at least 34 states and Washington, D.C. Our alumni can be found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 3 U.S. territories and at least 24 foreign countries. They use their law degrees in both traditional and nontraditional ways and are proud to carry on the tradition of being Jayhawk Lawyers.
As a consumer — be you a student, parent, alumnus or potential employer — we hope that presenting this information will allow you to make informed choices and draw well-reasoned conclusions about the strength and value of an education from KU Law. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me personally.
Arturo A. Thompson
Assistant Dean, Career Services
KU Law is committed to providing immediate and transparent information on the school's performance.
Success isn't just about numbers. Our employment statistics represent real graduates succeeding in law firms, judicial clerkships, nonprofits, corporations, and careers fully outside of the legal profession. Hear a few of their stories.