School of Law provides 80,000+ service hours, ranks nationally for clerkship and employment

Friday, April 30, 2021

The School of Law continues to prepare its students to be successful in their future careers as lawyers.

In 2019-2020, School of Law students enrolled in clinical and field placement programs provided more than 80,000 uncompensated service hours. More than 24,000 of those hours occurred under the direct supervision of law school faculty members directing in-house clinical programs - all of which provide access to justice services for underrepresented communities and individuals.

Additionally, employment statistics for the Class of 2020 place the School of Law at 8th in the nation for federal clerkships and 16th for jobs requiring bar passage or where a J.D. is considered an advantage, according to Law.com. Statistics are based on employment 10 months after graduation and underscore the first-rate training our students receive, which will help them become future leaders for state and society.

Karen Sloan analyzed the statistics in the article titled "Law Grads Hiring Report: Job Stats for the Class of 2020" that was published 4/26/21.

Read the article