USD Law Employment Data 2021


Employment Data for the Class of 2021 provided in ABA standard format.

This summer you will be able to view more detailed employment statistics for the Class of 2021 based on information reported by the Office of Career and Professional Development to NALP in April of 2022.

Notable Employers for the Class of 2021


Summary of Employment Data - University of San Diego School of Law Class of 2021

This Data Summary covers graduates of the Class of 2021 who were employed as of the American Bar Association’s March 15, 2022 employment reporting deadline and does not reflect the employment of Class of 2021 graduates who secured positions after that date.

Summary of Employment Data-Class of 2021


# of Grads

% of Grads

Total Class Size: 



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



  • 93.4% were employed* overall
  • 76.8% were employed in full-time, long-term jobs that required bar passage or preferred a candidate with a Juris Doctor degree
  • 1 graduate was pursuing a graduate degree
  • 3 graduates accepted employment offers, but did not begin work until after March 15, 2022


 This summary was compiled with data submitted in accordance with the Class of 2021 annual surveys of the American Bar Association (“ABA”). It covers those who graduated between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021.

 *Under the ABA’s Employment Questionnaire definitions, “employed” means receiving remuneration for work as of March 15, 2022.