​USD Law Employment Data

USD Law graduates begin their legal careers in judicial chambers, law firms, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and business organizations in San Diego, in 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 2016, four graduates began prestigious judicial clerkships with District Judges in the Southern District of California while two other graduates accepted clerkships in the Washington State Court of Appeals and with the Judiciary of Guam.  Those 2016 graduates pursuing public service launched their careers in local and state government offices including the San Diego District Attorney’s Office, San Diego Public Defender’s Office, Escondido City Attorney’s Office and the California Attorney General’s Office. One 2016 graduate joined the U.S. Department of Justice’s selective Attorney General’s Honors Program.   

Many of our 2016 graduates practice at established law firms or businesses throughout San Diego, Southern California and beyond, including in the states of Nevada, Colorado, Washington, Michigan, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia and Florida.