Employment Data

Notre Dame Law School is a rarity in that it’s a truly national law school.

The interactive map at the bottom of this page illustrates how the Law School has helped generations of lawyers land jobs in their target markets — from the coasts to the heartland and everywhere in between.

Explore the map to see where ND Law graduates from your home state are working now, where the graduates working in your target market originated, and what types of law those lawyers are practicing.

American Bar Association employment summaries for recent Notre Dame Law graduates:

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. Please reference the three years of employment outcome data posted on the ABA Required Disclosures webpage of each ABA-Approved Law School or at www.abarequireddisclosures.org.

Recent employers interacting with Notre Dame Law School:

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 the National Association for Law Placement. Below is a table containing NALP’s national salary data for the Class of 2021 broken down by industry. This is the most recent salary data available. Further information regarding NALP’s Class of 2021 national salary data can be found here.

Industry 25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile
Law Firms $75,000 $131,500 $205,000
Government $55,000 $65,000 $73,000
Judicial Clerkships $52,605 $61,000 $68,309
Business or Industry $67,000 $81,000 $100,000
Public Interest $50,000 $58,000 $65,000
Education $48,000 $58,000 $72,000