Five-Year Analysis by Employer Type

The statistics below are based on full-time, long-term employed graduates from the Classes of 2017-2021 combined.

Employer Type (All)

Employer Type
TypePercentage
Law Firms63%
Judicial Clerkships14%
Government8%
Public Interest8%
Business & Industry7%

Law Firms

Law Firms
Firm SizePercentage
501+ Attorneys57%
251-500 Attorneys8%
101-250 Attorneys7%
51-100 Attorneys3%
26-50 Attorneys5%
11-25 Attorneys6%
2-10 Attorneys12%
Solo Practitioner1%

Judicial Courts

Judicial Courts
CourtPercentage
U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals17%
U.S. District Courts61%
U.S. Courts of Limited Jurisdiction1%
State Supreme Courts15%
State Intermediate Courts2%
State District & County Courts2%
International Courts1%
  • 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 alums have clerked for current SCOTUS justices including Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justice Sonia Sotomayer (2022-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
Federal20%
State39%
District Attorneys/County41%

Public Interest Organizations

Public Interest Organizations
Organization TypePercentage
Civil Legal Services47%
Policy/Advocacy Organizations12%
Public Defender Offices36%
Other4%