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2020 Employment Stats for Grads: Over 90%

May 14, 2020

Lewis & Clark Law School presented its 2018-19 employment statistics showing 90.8% of 2019 graduates as currently employed or with a near-term start date, or pursuing further graduate education.

“Once again, our employment numbers at over 90%, show the dedication of our career services team and our faculty to empower and support our graduates in their job search outreach,” said Dean Jennifer Johnson. “Both faculty and staff, ably led by our Assistant Dean for Career Services, Devra Hermosilla, have been focused on assisting our students with their career paths, and these numbers show we are succeeding in doing just that.”

The ABA excludes graduates with deferred start dates from its employment reporting. Under ABA rules, Lewis & Clark reported total employment of 89.66%.

U.S. News typically only reports on Bar-Required or JD Advantaged full time and long-term positions, and excludes other professional jobs such as engineering, as well as graduate education, and part time jobs. According to that U.S. News criteria, the 2019 statistic is 83.33%, still making Lewis & Clark one of the top law schools in the Pacific Northwest in terms of employment outcomes. This is an overall increase of over 18% since 2017 in the full time, long-term Bar-Required and JD Advantaged outcomes.

Details of 2019 Employment follow:

  • Judicial Clerkships – 8.62%
  • Bar-Required – 70.11%
  • JD Advantaged – 14.94%
  • Seeking Graduate Programs – 2.30%
  • JD Advantaged, Employed by the Law School – 1.15%
  • Professional – 1.15%
  • Bar-Required, Start Date Deferred – 1.15%
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