Employment Data

ABA Employment Summaries in PDF Format:

For the University of Pittsburgh School of Law faculty and staff, the career outcomes of our students are the highest priority. Of the 138 total graduates of the Class of 2017, 86.2% secured employment by the end of the reporting period. Among the members of the class, 119 graduates are employed with private law firms and in areas such as business, government, and public interest. Additionally for the Class of 2017:

  • 32.3% of graduates from the Class of 2017 who are in private practice are employed in law firms of 100+ attorneys.
  • Examples of law firms employing members of the Class of 2017 include: Dechert;  Dinsmore & Shohl LLP;  Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani; Jackson Lewis; Jones Day;  K&L Gates; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin; Orrick; Reed Smith; Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP; Babst Calland; Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; Cohen & Grigsby; Eckert Seamans; Edgar Snyder & Associates; Fox & Fox; Friday & Cox; Kozloff Stoudt; Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl; MacDonald Illig Jones & Britton;  Marks O’Neill O’Brien Doherty & Kelly; Meyer Unkovic & Scott; Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky; Seifer Flatow; Webb Law Firm; and many more. 
  • Corporations which hired members of the Class of 2017 include The World Bank, PNC Bank, ACA Compliance Group; American Retirement Association; Crown Castle, Deloitte Tax, LLP; HBK; Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.; Sellers Dorsey; and East Management Services, Inc. 
  • Many graduates obtained government positions as Assistant District Attorneys, judicial law clerks with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and Courts of Common Pleas, and with governmental agencies including the U.S. Small Business Administration; Council of State Governments; The Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel; and the Air Force, Army, and Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps.  Graduates who entered the public interest sector are practicing with organizations including Northwestern Legal Services; United Steelworkers; Friends of Farmworkers; and the Immigration Center for Women and Children.