New growth is apparent in Law Firm hiring for summer and post graduate jobs. South Carolina Law reported an increase
in the number of graduates accepting jobs at law firms in 2016, the most recent year
for which we have data.
Jobs reported by law school graduates in Business and Industry have increased since 2011, both nationwide and for our graduates, and now account
nationally for almost a fifth of first jobs for law school graduates. Jobs for which
a JD degree is preferred, but licensure as an attorney is not required, are often
first choices for law graduates.
The diverse Government sector shows stable and sustained hiring activity. Judicial Clerkships and staff attorney positions appeal to law school graduates and experienced attorneys alike. More than 20 percent of South Carolina Law's 2016 employed graduates accepted these positions with state trial and appellate courts, and more than four percent of employed graduates accepted federal clerkships. South Carolina Law was named as one of the nation's top 10 law schools for producing influential judges, according to a 2016 study from Ravel Law, a legal research and analytics company.
American Bar Association Graduate Employment Summaries
- Employment Summary for 2017 graduates [pdf]
- Employment Summary for 2016 graduates [pdf]
- Employment Summary for 2015 graduates [pdf]
- Employment Summary for 2014 graduates [pdf]
National Association of Law Placement (NALP) Employment Reports