Five-Year Analysis by Employer Type

The statistics below are based on full-time, long-term employed graduates from the Classes of 2015-19 combined. Additionally, here is the list of the top hiring legal employers based on the number of graduates hired from the Texas Law.

Employer Type (All)

Employer Type
TypePercentage
Law Firms62%
Judicial Clerkships15%
Government9%
Business & Industry8%
Public Interest6%

Law Firms

Law Firms
Firm SizePercentage
501+ Attorneys53%
251-500 Attorneys9%
101-250 Attorneys7%
51-100 Attorneys3%
26-50 Attorneys5%
11-25 Attorneys7%
2-10 Attorneys15%
Solo Practitioner1%

Judicial Courts

Judicial Courts
CourtPercentage
U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals15%
U.S. District Courts57%
U.S. Courts of Limited Jurisdiction1%
State Supreme Courts19%
State Intermediate Courts5%
State District & County Courts2%
  • Courts Hiring Texas Law Graduates (2015-22 Terms)
  • Texas Law is one of the top law schools in the nation to place graduates on the U.S. Supreme Court. Our alumni have clerked for current SCOTUS justices including Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Neil Gorsuch, and Justice Clarence Thomas.
  • According to the Texas Law Alumni Association, more than 400 of our alumni currently sit on the bench.

Government Agencies

Government Agencies
AgencyPercentage
Federal16%
State44%
District Attorneys/County40%

Public Interest Organizations

Public Interest Organizations
Organization TypePercentage
Civil Legal Services63%
Policy/Advocacy Organizations20%
Public Defender Offices15%
Other2%
  • Public Interest Organizations & Public Defender Offices Hiring Texas Law Graduates (Classes of 2015-19)
  • Texas Law graduates have been awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowships, Public Defender Corps Fellowships, Skadden Fellowships, Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowships, and Justice Corps Fellowships, to name a few.
  • Texas Law annually hosts Public Service Career Fair, which is the largest public service job fair for law students in Texas.
  • Texas Law is a founding member of PSJD, a valuable resource for finding job opportunities in the public service sector.