​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. Law Careers 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 2022, six graduates began prestigious judicial clerkships, with three in federal court. Four graduates are serving in the U.S. Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. Dozens of graduates are working in public service in District Attorney, Public Defender, and City Attorney offices in San Diego, Butte County, and Napa County, as well as out of state in Colorado, Delaware, Pennsylvania. Our 2022 graduates also secured associate attorney positions in large, multi-national and national law firms such as Cooley, DLA Piper, Jones Day, Wilson Sonsini, Sheppard Mullin, Latham & Watkins, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, and Fisher Phillips. Several graduates secured in-house counsel positions with U.S. companies, while other graduates joined well-established small to midsize firms and businesses throughout California. Jobs secured by 2022 graduates where a Juris Doctor degree is considered an advantage include positions in business management, contract management, and accounting/tax.

While the majority of our graduates are employed in California, the reach of USD Law is wide with Class of 2022 graduates also working in the states of Arizona, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, as well as the cities of Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C.