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Employment Statistics for the Class of 2020

Hofstra Law reported 10-month employment data as of March 15, 2021, for its Class of 2020 to the American Bar Association. The ABA’s Accreditation Standard 509 requires that graduate employment data — including employment status; employment type; whether employment is full or part-time, long or short term; whether funded by the law school or university; and employment location — be displayed in a uniform chart provided by the Council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (the “Council”) and in accordance with instructions and definitions which the Council approves.

The chart for the Class of 2020 appears below:

EMPLOYMENT STATUS FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
Employed - Bar Passage Required 169 1 1 0 171
Employed - J.D. Advantage 7 2 3 0 12
Employed - Professional Position 0 0 1 0 1
Employed - Non-Professional Position 1 0 4 2 7
Employed - Law School/University Funded 0 0 1 2 3
Employed - Undeterminable 0 0 0 0 0
Enrolled in Graduate Studies         0
Unemployed - Start Date Deferred         7
Unemployed - Not Seeking         1
Unemployed - Seeking         29
Employment Status Unknown         9
Total Graduates
Each graduate is counted only once in this section.
        240
EMPLOYMENT TYPE FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
Law Firms          
Solo 1 0 0 0 1
2 - 10 44 0 1 0 45
11 - 25 15 0 0 0 15
26 - 50 11 0 0 0 11
51 - 100 6 0 0 0 6
101 - 250 6 0 0 0 6
251 - 500 3 0 0 0 3
501 + 21 0 0 0 21
Unknown Size 3 0 0 0 3
Business & Industry 17 1 8 2 28
Government 35 1 1 0 37
Pub. Int. 7 0 0 0 7
Clerkships - Federal 0 1 0 0 1
Clerkships - State, Local, and Territorial 6 0 0 0 6
Clerkships - Tribal 0 0 0 0 0
Clerkships - International 0 0 0 0 0
Education 2 0 0 2 4
Employer Type Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Total 177 3 10 4 194
LAW SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY FUNDED POSITIONS FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
Employed - Bar Passage Required 0 0 0 0 0
Employed - J.D. Advantage 0 0 1 2 3
Employed - Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
Employed - Non-Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
Total Employed by Law School/University 0 0 1 2 3
EMPLOYMENT LOCATION STATE NUMBER
State - Largest Employment New York 170
State - 2nd Largest Employment New Jersey 7
State - 3rd Largest Employment Massachusetts 3
Employed in Foreign Countries 2

EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY FOR 2020 GRADUATES (PDF)

* 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.


Employment Statistics for the Class of 2019

Hofstra Law reported 10-month employment data as of March 15, 2020, for its Class of 2019 to the American Bar Association. The ABA’s Accreditation Standard 509 requires that graduate employment data — including employment status; employment type; whether employment is full or part-time, long or short term; whether funded by the law school or university; and employment location — be displayed in a uniform chart provided by the Council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (the “Council”) and in accordance with instructions and definitions which the Council approves.

The chart for the Class of 2019 appears below:

EMPLOYMENT STATUS FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
Employed - Bar Passage Required 162 0 2 0 164
Employed - J.D. Advantage 13 0 2 0 15
Employed - Professional Position 1 0 1 0 2
Employed - Non-Professional Position 1 0 0 1 2
Employed - Law School/University Funded 1 0 0 0 1
Employed - Undeterminable 0 0 0 0 0
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time         2
Unemployed - Start Date Deferred         2
Unemployed - Not Seeking         2
Unemployed - Seeking         17
Employment Status Unknown         4
Total Graduates
Each graduate is counted only once in this section.
        211
EMPLOYMENT TYPE FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
Law Firms          
Solo 0 0 0 0 0
2 - 10 41 0 2 0 43
11 - 25 14 0 0 0 14
26 - 50 11 0 0 0 11
51 - 100 13 0 0 0 13
101 - 250 4 0 0 0 4
251 - 500 4 0 0 0 4
501 + 11 0 0 0 11
Unknown Size 4 0 1 0 5
Business & Industry 22 0 2 1 25
Government 37 0 0 0 37
Pub. Int. 10 0 0 0 10
Clerkships - Federal 3 0 0 0 3
Clerkships - State & Local 4 0 0 0 4
Clerkships - Other 0 0 0 0 0
Education 0 0 0 0 0
Employer Type Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Total 178 0 5 1 184
LAW SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY FUNDED POSITIONS FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
Employed - Bar Passage Required 1 0 0 0 1
Employed - J.D. Advantage 0 0 0 0 0
Employed - Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
Employed - Non-Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
Total Employed by Law School/University 1 0 0 0 1
EMPLOYMENT LOCATION STATE NUMBER
State - Largest Employment New York 158
State - 2nd Largest Employment New Jersey 7
State - 3rd Largest Employment District of Columbia 3
Employed in Foreign Countries 0

EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY FOR 2019 GRADUATES (PDF)


Employment Statistics for the Class of 2018

Hofstra Law reported 10-month employment data as of March 15, 2019, for its Class of 2018 to the American Bar Association. The ABA’s Accreditation Standard 509 requires that graduate employment data — including employment status; employment type; whether employment is full or part-time, long or short term; whether funded by the law school or university; and employment location — be displayed in a uniform chart provided by the Council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (the “Council”) and in accordance with instructions and definitions which the Council approves.

The chart for the Class of 2018 appears below:

EMPLOYMENT STATUS FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
Employed - Bar Passage Required 186 1 2 0 189
Employed - J.D. Advantage 11 1 3 0 15
Employed - Professional Position 2 0 0 0 2
Employed - Non-Professional Position 1 0 0 0 1
Employed - Law School/University Funded 0 0 0 0 0
Employed - Undeterminable 0 0 0 0 0
Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time         1
Unemployed - Start Date Deferred         2
Unemployed - Not Seeking         1
Unemployed - Seeking         24
Employment Status Unknown         2
Total Graduates
Each graduate is counted only once in this section.
        239
EMPLOYMENT TYPE FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
Law Firms          
Solo 0 0 2 0 2
2 - 10 50 0 1 0 51
11 - 25 10 0 0 0 10
26 - 50 13 0 0 0 13
51 - 100 9 0 0 0 9
101 - 250 4 0 0 0 4
251 - 500 5 0 0 0 5
501 + 20 0 0 0 20
Unknown Size 9 0 0 0 9
Business & Industry 22 1 2 0 25
Government 31 0 0 0 31
Pub. Int. 19 0 0 0 19
Clerkships - Federal 1 1 0 0 2
Clerkships - State & Local 7 0 0 0 7
Clerkships - Other 0 0 0 0 0
Education 0 0 0 0 0
Employer Type Unknown 0 0 0 0 0
Total 200 2 5 0 207
LAW SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY FUNDED POSITIONS FULL TIME LONG TERM FULL TIME SHORT TERM PART TIME LONG TERM PART TIME SHORT TERM NUMBER
Employed - Bar Passage Required 0 6 0 0 6
Employed - J.D. Advantage 0 0 0 0 0
Employed - Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
Employed - Non-Professional Position 0 0 0 0 0
Total Employed by Law School/University 0 0 0 0 0
EMPLOYMENT LOCATION STATE NUMBER
State - Largest Employment New York 179
State - 2nd Largest Employment New Jersey 7
State - 3rd Largest Employment Connecticut 3
Employed in Foreign Countries 2

EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY FOR 2018 GRADUATES (PDF)