​USD Law Employment Data

 USD Law graduates begin their legal careers in law firms, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, judicial chambers and business organizations in San Diego, other parts of California, and throughout the country. The Office of Career and Professional Development provides comprehensive reports of graduate employment outcomes to the American Bar Association, the National Association for Law Placement, and U.S. News & World Report. To ensure public transparency, we publish that employment data here. Please contact us at lawcareers@sandiego.edu with any questions related to post-graduate employment.

From the Class of 2019, four graduates began prestigious judicial clerkships in federal and state courts, while three graduates are serving in the U.S. Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. Other graduates launched public service careers in District Attorney, Public Defender, and City Attorney offices, in locations such as San Diego County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and Colorado. Our 2019 graduates secured associate attorney positions in large, multi-national and national law firms such as Cooley, Jones Day, Wilson Sonsini, Dentons, Sheppard Mullin, Goodwin Procter, Snell & Wilmer, and Fisher Phillips. Several graduates secured in-house counsel positions with U.S. companies, while other graduates joined well-established small to mid-size firms and businesses throughout California. Jobs secured by 2019 graduates where a JD degree was considered an advantage include positions in business management, contract management, compliance, and accounting/tax.

While the majority of our graduates are employed in California, the reach of USD Law is wide with Class of 2019 graduates also working in the states of Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Hawaii, as well as the cities of New York City and Washington, D.C.