Five-Year Analysis by Employer Type

The statistics below are based on full-time, long-term employed graduates from the Classes of 2012-16 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 Firms59%
Judicial Clerkships14%
Government11%
Business & Industry9%
Public Interest6%
  • Employers Hiring Texas Law Graduates 2012-16 – representative list of employers by state, as well as international countries, in the law firm, business and industry, government, public interest, judicial, and education sectors.

Law Firms

Law Firms
Firm SizePercentage
501+ Attorneys48%
251-500 Attorneys12%
101-250 Attorneys5%
51-100 Attorneys4%
26-50 Attorneys5%
11-25 Attorneys8%
2-10 Attorneys17%
Solo Practitioner1%
  • Law Firms Hiring Texas Law Graduates 2012-16 – representative list of law firms alphabetically with those on the AM Law 100, which is a list of the top 100 grossing law firms in the United States as published by American Lawyer, noted.

Judicial Courts

Judicial Courts
CourtPercentage
U.S. District Courts52%
U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals20%
State Supreme Courts19%
State Intermediate Courts7%
State District & County Courts1%
U.S. Courts of Limited Jurisdiction1%
  • Courts Hiring Texas Law Graduates 2012-19 Terms – list of federal, state, municipal, and international courts.
  • 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 Anthony Kennedy, and Justice Clarence Thomas.
  • According to the Texas Law Alumni Association, more than 300 alumni currently sit on the bench.

Government Agencies

Government Agencies
AgencyPercentage
State47%
District Attorneys/County34%
Federal19%

Public Interest Organizations

Public Interest Organizations
Organization TypePercentage
Civil Legal Services55%
Policy/Advocacy Organizations24%
Community Organizations13%
Public Defender Offices4%
Other3%