Employment Statistics

Employment Statistics

BC Law graduates are in high demand: our employment numbers, particularly for JD-required and advantage positions, are among the very best in the country. Employers value our graduates' comprehensive education, sound judgment, and client-centered approach.

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Percentage of Class Employed


 

Initial topline data for Class of 2021 is displayed below. The full data for the class is coming soon.

Please note: Information on employment outcomes for the Class of 2020 may not reflect a particular law school’s typical results in this area. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bar admission exams were canceled or delayed in many jurisdictions, thus making it more challenging for graduates to secure employment by the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15.

At least eight Class of 2020 BC Law graduates secured employment between 3/15 and 4/7. If these graduates had been counted, percent employed would be 93.5%.*

2021

95.6%

90.8% full-time, long-term, bar-passage required/JD advantage positions  

ABA Employment Summary (PDF)

NALP Summary (coming soon)

2020

90.2%

83.3% full-time, long-term, bar-passage required/JD advantage positions

ABA Employment Summary (PDF)

NALP Summary (PDF)

2019

92.7%

88.3% full-time, long-term, bar-passage required/JD advantage positions

ABA Employment Summary (PDF)

NALP Summary (PDF)

ABA Employment Summary Archive (PDF)

2018
2017
2016


Placement: Class of 2020 (Full 2021 Results Coming Soon)
 

Types of Positions


Law Firm Size


Job Source


Timing of Job Offer


2019 Starting Salaries (2020 National Data Not Yet Available)


All Jobs—National vs. BC


Private Practice—National vs. BC


 

 

Our Employers

The BC Law School faculty, staff, and alumni global network support our graduates by identifying career opportunities, making introductions, and offering guidance. The results speak for themselves: In the past five years, more than 550 employers across 37 states, Washington, D.C., Guam and 8 countries have hired recent BC Law graduates. View an interactive list by location. 
 

Employers

Class of 2021 Employment Statistics


 

*Per Interpretation 509-2 of Standard 509, law schools may choose to publicize additional employment outcome data beyond what the Employment Protocols require. This additional data, per Standard 509, must be “complete, accurate, and not misleading to a reasonable law school student or applicant.” Law schools are expected to use “due diligence in obtaining and verifying such information.” The additional employment outcome data on this website has not been, and will not be, audited by the ABA. It is meant to supplement the annual ABA Employment Summary Report, which reflects the employment status of members of each graduating class as of the annual Graduate Employment Status Date of March 15. Please reference the 3 years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.

Employment and salary information is taken from a variety of sources, including: student self-reporting, alumni surveys, employer information, published salary data, and electronic resources. If you have any questions or seek additional information, please contact the Career Services Office.