The latest employment and salary figures from the American Bar Association show that 91% of the 173 LSU Law 2019 graduates were employed within 10 months of their graduation last May.
Among them, 88% of last year’s graduates were employed in positions for which bar passage was required, and 7% were employed in positions for which a J.D. was an advantage.
The majority found employment in private practice—64%—while 11% landed judicial clerkships; 11% were working in business and industry; 3% got public interest positions; and 1% found academic work.
Across all sectors, the average annual starting salary for 2019 graduates was $63,849. The lion’s share of 2019 graduates found work in Louisiana, 115, with the next most popular states for finding work were Texas and Florida.
Every year for the past decade, the annual ABA employment and salary report has shown more than 90% of LSU Law graduates have found employment within 10 months of their graduation.