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Graduate Employment Statistics at All Time High

Touro Law Class of 2017 Reports Highest Rates of Employment in Touro Law’s History
Dean Harry Ballan is pleased to announce that the ABA reported employment statistics for the Class of 2017, including JD-required jobs, are the highest in the school’s history. The employment statistics for the Class of 2017, as reported to the ABA, show an overall employment rate of 90.2%, ten months after graduation, with 75.2% of those graduates reporting work in full-time, long-term jobs requiring a law degree or for which having a J.D. is an advantage.
 
Dean Ballan stated, “We are encouraged by this news and working to ensure further success.”
 
The employment numbers show an increase of 6 percentage points over the prior year. Touro has experienced a nearly 20 percentage point increase in total employment in the last five years.
 
Several factors may have contributed to the increase, including the increased focus and engagement of the career service staff and members of the administrative team in interacting with the community of employers, increased on-campus interviews, and work with alumni and members of the Board of Governors in order to secure opportunities for students.
 
In addition, the Office of Career & Professional Development (OCPD) now assigns a career counselor to each student during his or her 1L year. Counselors work with students for the duration of their tenure at Touro. We believe this practice allows for more personal interaction and a deeper understanding of each student's strengths and career goals. OCPD has also increased hands-on preparation for interviews and career-centered programming throughout the academic year.
 
The Class of 2017 found employment in all areas of the law and in a wide range of businesses, as shown in the chart below. The largest job category for our graduates continues to be law firms (53%). This category is followed by employment in the corporate sector (11.9%) and in government (10.9%).


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