USD Law Employment Data 2020

Employment Data for the Class of 2020 provided in ABA standard format.

View more detailed employment statistics for the Class of 2020 based on information reported by the Office of Career and Professional Development to NALP in April of 2021.

Notable Employers for the Class of 2020.


Summary of Employment Data - University of San Diego School of Law Class of 2020

This Data Summary covers graduates of the Class of 2020 who were employed as of the American Bar Association’s March 15, 2021 employment reporting deadline and does not reflect the employment of Class of 2020 graduates who secured positions after that date.

Summary of Employment Data-Class of 2020


# of Grads

% of Grads

Total Class Size: 



Total Employed or Continuing Studies Full Time as of 3/15/2021



  • 84.2% were employed* overall
  • 76.3% were employed in full-time, long-term jobs that required bar passage or preferred a candidate with a Juris Doctor degree
  • 11 graduates were pursuing a graduate degree
  • 4 graduates accepted employment offers, but did not begin work until after March 15, 2021 
Class of 2020 Quick Facts
Salaries by Employment Category: Median Average 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Law Firm/Private Practice $90,000 $110,467 $75,000 $150,000
Government $67,291 $67,700 $43,201 $80,000
Public Interest $68,000 $68,536 $59,000 $79,600
Business $98,000 $122,913 $75,000 $120,000


 Class 2020-Quick Facts1

  This summary was compiled with data submitted in accordance with the Class of 2020 annual surveys of the American Bar Association (“ABA”). It covers those who graduated between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020.

 *Under the ABA’s Employment Questionnaire definitions, “employed” means receiving remuneration for work as of March 15, 2021.