Five-Year Analysis by Employer Type

The statistics below are based on full-time, long-term employed graduates from the Classes of 2016-20 combined. Also, see the Top Texas Law Graduate Hiring Employers.

Employer Type (All)

Employer Type
TypePercentage
Law Firms62%
Judicial Clerkships15%
Government8%
Business & Industry7%
Public Interest7%

Law Firms

Law Firms
Firm SizePercentage
501+ Attorneys56%
251-500 Attorneys8%
101-250 Attorneys7%
51-100 Attorneys3%
26-50 Attorneys5%
11-25 Attorneys7%
2-10 Attorneys13%
Solo Practitioner1%

Judicial Courts

Judicial Courts
CourtPercentage
U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals16%
U.S. District Courts60%
U.S. Courts of Limited Jurisdiction1%
State Supreme Courts16%
State Intermediate Courts3%
State District & County Courts2%
  • Courts Hiring Texas Law Graduates
  • 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 (2018-Term), 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
Federal22%
State40%
District Attorneys/County38%

Public Interest Organizations

Public Interest Organizations
Organization TypePercentage
Civil Legal Services57%
Policy/Advocacy Organizations13%
Public Defender Offices27%
Other3%