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You are viewing Job Outcomes for ABA-approved law schools grouped by Risk Level

We put all schools on the following chart by plotting LT, FT BPR job rates in 2014 against the percentile score for the school's bottom quartile LSAT for students who entered in 2014. Each Risk Level has been color-coded. "LT, FT BPR" means a job that is long term (a job with an indefinite duration or fixed duration of 1 year or more), full time (at least 35 hours per week) bar passage required (job requires a law license). Schools that are either "Extreme," "Very High," or "High" risk are "Serious Risk." More on risk levels.

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On this page, we use a weighted average rather than a normal average. "LT, FT BPR" means a job that is long term (a job with an indefinite duration or fixed duration of 1 year or more), full time (at least 35 hours per week) bar passage required (job requires a law license). Schools that are either "Extreme," "Very High," or "High" risk are "Serious Risk." More on risk levels.

Grouped by Risk Level Average 2014 Legal Job Rate
Minimal Risk
51 schools
Low Risk
31 schools
Modest Risk
41 schools
High Risk
29 schools
Very High Risk
19 schools
Extreme Risk
26 schools
Serious Risk Schools
74 schools
Other Schools
123 schools

Read this chart across each row. For example, the 51 schools with Minimal Risk had an average LT, FT BPR job rate of 77.3% in 2014.

School Risk Level 2014 LT, FT
Legal Jobs
Santa Clara University Minimal 35.6%
Case Western Reserve University Minimal 54.8%
George Mason University Minimal 55.4%
Loyola Marymount University Minimal 60.6%
Temple University Minimal 61.7%
Tulane University Minimal 61.8%
University of Washington Minimal 63.5%
Washington and Lee University Minimal 64.6%
University of Wisconsin Minimal 66.5%
Florida State University Minimal 67.2%
Fordham University Minimal 67.8%
University of North Carolina Minimal 69.6%
Southern Methodist University Minimal 69.7%
University of Colorado Minimal 69.7%
University of Georgia Minimal 70.6%
Wake Forest University Minimal 71.1%
Arizona State University Minimal 71.2%
University of Arizona Minimal 71.5%
University of Illinois Minimal 72.4%
William and Mary Minimal 72.6%
Yale University Minimal 72.6%
Boston University Minimal 72.8%
University of Alabama Minimal 73.1%
Ohio State University Minimal 73.8%
University of California - Irvine Minimal 74.2%
Boston College Minimal 75.1%
University of Minnesota Minimal 76.1%
Brigham Young University Minimal 76.1%
University of California - Davis Minimal 77.5%
University of Iowa Minimal 77.8%
University of Texas Minimal 78.1%
Washington University in St Louis Minimal 78.3%
University of Notre Dame Minimal 78.8%
George Washington University Minimal 78.9%
University of Southern California Minimal 79.3%
Georgetown University Minimal 79.9%
University of California - Los Angeles Minimal 81%
Northwestern University Minimal 81.4%
Emory University Minimal 83.6%
Vanderbilt University Minimal 84.5%
Harvard University Minimal 89.9%
Duke University Minimal 90.2%
University of Michigan Minimal 90.3%
Stanford University Minimal 90.4%
University of California - Berkeley Minimal 92.3%
University of Chicago Minimal 92.4%
New York University Minimal 93.5%
Columbia University Minimal 93.8%
University of Virginia Minimal 94.3%
University of Pennsylvania Minimal 94.6%
Cornell University Minimal 95.8%
Chapman University Low 47.8%
University of Oregon Low 47.8%
University of San Diego Low 47.9%
Pepperdine University Low 49%
University of California - Hastings Low 51.2%
Brooklyn Law School Low 52.4%
Lewis and Clark College Low 52.6%
University of Connecticut Low 52.9%
Northeastern University Low 53.2%
Loyola University Chicago Low 55.7%
University of Denver Low 56%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University Low 56.6%
University of Tennessee Low 57%
Syracuse University Low 57.4%
University of Maryland Low 57.4%
University of Richmond Low 59.1%
St. John's University Low 61.5%
Rutgers State University - Newark Low 65.2%
Indiana University - Bloomington Low 65.8%
Penn State University Low 65.9%
University of Missouri - Columbia Low 65.9%
University of Houston Low 66.4%
University of Utah Low 66.7%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas Low 66.9%
University of Kansas Low 68.1%
Baylor University Low 68.4%
University of Oklahoma Low 68.5%
University of Miami Low 68.9%
University of Florida Low 69.3%
Georgia State University Low 71.2%
Louisiana State University Low 72.4%
University of San Francisco Modest 33%
Quinnipiac University Modest 42.5%
Catholic University of America Modest 45.8%
Michigan State University Modest 46.8%
CUNY Modest 48.7%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis Modest 49%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Modest 49%
Seattle University Modest 49.2%
University of Wyoming Modest 49.3%
Chicago-Kent College of Law Modest 51.7%
Texas A&M Modest 52.2%
University of Pittsburgh Modest 52.5%
Loyola University New Orleans Modest 52.8%
Wayne State University Modest 53.3%
University of Hawaii Modest 54.4%
American University Modest 54.6%
University of Mississippi Modest 54.8%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Modest 55%
Gonzaga University Modest 56.8%
Stetson University Modest 57%
Duquesne University Modest 57.1%
University of Memphis Modest 57.3%
West Virginia University Modest 58.9%
SUNY Buffalo Modest 59.7%
Texas Tech University Modest 60.6%
Rutgers State University - Camden Modest 61.5%
St. Louis University Modest 62.6%
Drexel University Modest 63.1%
University of Cincinnati Modest 63.2%
University of New Hampshire Modest 64.3%
University of Missouri - Kansas City Modest 64.3%
Villanova University Modest 65%
University of South Carolina Modest 65.4%
Florida International University Modest 65.6%
University of Louisville Modest 66.1%
University of Montana Modest 67.5%
University of Tulsa Modest 69.4%
Seton Hall University Modest 72.3%
University of Nebraska Modest 73.5%
University of Kentucky Modest 80.2%
University of New Mexico Modest 80.2%
Concordia University School of Law High 0%
University of Detroit Mercy High 37.2%
Southwestern Law School High 39%
New York Law School High 43.1%
University of Toledo High 43.9%
Widener University - Delaware High 44.9%
University of the Pacific High 45.5%
Liberty University High 47.4%
Regent University High 47.5%
University of Maine High 50.5%
University of Akron High 50.8%
University of Baltimore High 51.3%
Marquette University High 51.4%
DePaul University High 55.2%
Howard University High 55.8%
William Mitchell College of Law High 55.9%
Samford University High 56.6%
Hofstra University High 57.7%
Pace University High 58.5%
St. Mary's University High 58.7%
Campbell University High 59.7%
Indiana University - Indianapolis High 61.3%
South Texas College of Law Houston High 61.8%
Albany Law School High 62.3%
Creighton University High 63.9%
Drake University High 64.6%
Willamette University High 66.4%
University of Idaho High 68.3%
Mercer University High 69.2%
Washburn University High 72.3%
Golden Gate University Very High 25.7%
University of The District of Columbia Very High 28.2%
Western State University Very High 32.7%
Elon Law School Very High 39.4%
New England School of Law Very High 42.1%
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta Very High 43.7%
Northern Kentucky University Very High 44.9%
Roger Williams University Very High 46.2%
Vermont Law School Very High 48.5%
Hamline University Very High 48.7%
California Western School of Law Very High 48.9%
University of Dayton Very High 52.9%
Widener University - Pennsylvania Very High 54%
University of Illinois Chicago School of Law Very High 56.6%
Touro College Very High 56.6%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock Very High 59.2%
Northern Illinois University Very High 60.6%
Nova Southeastern University Very High 62.1%
Oklahoma City University Very High 63.6%
Whittier Law School Extreme 27.3%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Extreme 29.7%
Western Michigan University - Cooley Law School Extreme 30%
Florida A&M University Extreme 31%
Charlotte School of Law Extreme 34.1%
Southern University Law Center Extreme 34.6%
Florida Coastal School of Law Extreme 34.7%
Appalachian School of Law Extreme 35.8%
Western New England University School of Law Extreme 36.7%
Ave Maria School of Law Extreme 37.3%
Capital University Extreme 38.8%
North Carolina Central University Extreme 40.9%
Arizona Summit Law School Extreme 41.7%
Barry University Extreme 42.1%
University of La Verne Extreme 45.5%
Faulkner University Extreme 45.8%
Suffolk University Extreme 46.9%
St. Thomas University - Florida Extreme 47.2%
Ohio Northern University Extreme 47.9%
Valparaiso University Extreme 49.4%
Texas Southern University Extreme 50.7%
Charleston School of Law Extreme 52.7%
Mississippi College Extreme 53.1%
University of North Dakota Extreme 59.2%
Southern Illinois University Extreme 64.8%
University of South Dakota Extreme 67.9%