Employment Statistics

Employment Statistics

Northeastern University School of Law graduates use the skills, self-awareness, professional confidence and contacts they have gained in their co-op and classroom experiences to work in every practice setting, in virtually all areas of the law, and in locations as close to home as Boston and as far away as China and Bolivia.

The employment statistics for the classes of 2021, 2020  and 2019  and reflect employment status nine months after graduation and include full-time, part-time, short and long-term, legal and non-legal positions.

Class of 2021 Major Areas of Legal Practice*

Law Firms: 42.9%
Public Interest: 23.7%
Business: 14.7%
Government: 6.8%
Judicial: 7.9%
Education: 4.0%

*Due to rounding, percentages may not always appear to add up to 100%.

Clerkships and Fellowships Obtained by Recent Graduates

Recent graduates have secured a variety of highly prestigious post-graduate clerkships, fellowships and associate positions with global law firms. Here are some of the positions and honors secured by recent graduates:



  • Alaska Appeals Court
  • Maine Supreme Court
  • Massachusetts Appeals Court
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • New Hampshire Superior Court
  • New Jersey Superior Court
  • New York Supreme Court
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court
  • Superior Court of the Virgin Islands
  • Superior Court of Guam
  • US Bankruptcy Court
  • US District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • US District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • US District Court for the District of Utah
  • Vermont Superior Court


  • Foley Hoag
  • Goodwin Procter
  • Ropes & Gray
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Saul Ewing
  • Goulston & Storrs
  • Sullivan & Worcester
  • Nixon Peabody