Class of 2020

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 STATUSFULL TIME LONG TERMFULL TIME SHORT TERMPART TIME LONG TERMPART TIME SHORT TERMNUMBER
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 TYPEFULL TIME LONG TERMFULL TIME SHORT TERMPART TIME LONG TERMPART TIME SHORT TERMNUMBER
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 POSITIONSFULL TIME LONG TERMFULL TIME SHORT TERMPART TIME LONG TERMPART TIME SHORT TERMNUMBER
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 LOCATIONSTATENUMBER
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.