Summer Employment Data

Approximately 20 to 50 students in each class worked at more than one job during these summers. For example, many 2Ls will work for both a law firm and a public sector employer, and many 1Ls will work for a public sector employer and also serve as a research assistant to a member of the Law School faculty. Students who work multiple summer positions were counted only in the category of their primary job.

1L Summer Employment

1Ls Summer 2021 (Class of 2023)
  ## %%
Public Interest 46 24.6%
Government 68 36.4%
Law Firm 48 25.7%
Corporate/Business 9 4.8%
Research Assistant 16 8.6%
Total 187 100.0%
1Ls Summer 2020* (Class of 2022)
  ## %%
Public Interest 55 28.2%
Government 64 32.8%
Law Firm 41 21.0%
Corporate/Business 11 5.6%
Research Assistant 22 11.3%
Other 1 0.5%
Continuing Education 1 0.5%
Total 195 100.0%
1Ls Summer 2019 (Class of 2021)
  ## %%
Public Interest 50 26.5%
Government 86 45.5%
Law Firm 31 16.4%
Corporate/Business 15 7.9%
Research Assistant 6 3.2%
Other 1 0.5%
Total 189 100.0%
1Ls Summer 2018 (Class of 2020)
  ## %%
Public Interest 52 27.8%
Government 67 35.8%
Law Firm 35 18.7%
Corporate/Business 19 10.2%
Research Assistant 14 7.5%
Total 187 100.0%

2L Summer Employment

2Ls Summer 2021 (Class of 2022)
  ## %%
Law Firm 191 86.4%
Public Interest 11 5.0%
Government 15 6.8%
Corporate/Business 3 1.4%
Research Assistant 1 0.5%
Total 221 100.0%
2Ls Summer 2020* (Class of 2021)
  ## %%
Law Firm 182 83.1%
Public Interest 12 5.5%
Government 15 6.8%
Corporate/Business 7 3.2%
Research Assistant 3 1.4%
Total 219 100.0%
2Ls Summer 2019 (Class of 2020)
  ## %%
Law Firm 179 85.6%
Public Interest 14 6.7%
Government 15 7.2%
Corporate/Business 1 0.5%
JD/PhD Coursework 0 0.0%
Total 209 100.0%
2Ls Summer 2018 (Class of 2019)
  ## %%
Law Firm 163 78.7%
Public Interest 16 7.7%
Government 22 10.6%
Corporate/Business 3 1.5%
JD/PhD Coursework 3 1.5%
Total 207 100.0%

* In 2020 we had some students whose original summer job was cancelled because of COVID and they took a different position