Employment Data


Employment Data

The Career Development Office at Notre Dame Law School works diligently with both current students and alumni to help them secure meaningful and fulfilling employment. Employment data for our most recent graduating classes are provided below.

Employment Summary for 2017 Graduates (PDF)

Employment Summary for 2016 Graduates (PDF)

Employment Summary for 2015 Graduates (PDF)

A National Law School

The Class of 2016 reported employment in 32 states and the District of Columbia.
Please click the map below to view career placement data for the Classes of 2012 – 2016.


Salaries Reported by Law Graduates Nationally

Notre Dame Law School does not publish its salary statistics due to the limited data we have available and to privacy concerns. For information about starting salaries for law school graduates, we suggest consulting the national salary data compiled each year by NALP (the National Association for Law Placement). Below is a table containing NALP’s national salary data for the Class of 2016 broken down by industry. This is the most recent salary data available. Further information regarding NALP’s Class of 2016 national salary data can be found here.

Class of 2016 NALP National Salary Data by Industry
Industry 25th Median 75th
Law Firms $60,000 $104,000 $180,000
Government $49,000 $59,000 $65,000
Judicial Clerkships $47,958 $55,000 $61,588
Business or Industry $57,000 $70,000 $92,000
Public Interest $44,500 $48,500 $56,000
Academic $42,000 $50,000 $62,000