Employment Statistics

Employment Statistics

We report our JD employment results in a highly detailed and comprehensive way.

The Princeton Review has consistently ranked Northwestern Law as one of the top schools for best career prospects.

The range of opportunities available to Northwestern Law graduates enables a significant percentage of our students to accept non-legal jobs with prestigious employers in the business sector. For additional information, please read Non-Legal Careers and the Northwestern Advantage.

American Bar Association (ABA) Employment Summary Reports for Northwestern Law (pdfs):

National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Summary Reports for Northwestern Law (pdfs):

American Bar Association Required Disclaimers: Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.

Per Interpretation 509-2 of Standard 509, law schools may choose to publicize additional employment outcome data beyond what the Employment Protocols require. This additional data, per Standard 509, must be “complete, accurate, and not misleading to a reasonable law school student or applicant.” Law schools are expected to use “due diligence in obtaining and verifying such information.” The following additional employment outcome data has not been, and will not be, audited by the ABA. It is meant to supplement the annual ABA Employment Summary Report, which reflects the employment status of members of each graduating class as of the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.