Baylor Law Ranks #22 for Graduate Employment and #19 for Federal Judicial Clerkship Placement in the Nation

July 5, 2017

Baylor Law Ranks #22 for Graduate Employment and #19 for Federal Judicial Clerkship Placement in the Nation

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Online legal news organization recently analyzed the national law school employment data released by the American Bar Association for the class of 2016. Based on the data, the organization determined which schools had the highest percentage of graduates in law jobs, which sent the highest percentage of students into federal clerkships, and which had the highest unemployment rates.

In the organization’s article, Where the Law Jobs Are: The 2016 Edition, Baylor Law ranked in the top 25 at #22 for law schools that placed the highest percentage of 2016 graduates in full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage and were not funded by the schools themselves – only two spots below Yale. Baylor Law also ranked #19 for law schools that had the highest percentage of students accepted to federal judicial clerkships – often seen as the most prestigious clerkships available.

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Established in 1857, Baylor Law School was one of the first law schools in Texas and one of the first west of the Mississippi River. Today, the school has more than 7,400 living alumni. It is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Baylor Law School has a record of producing outstanding lawyers, many of whom decide upon a career in public service. The Law School boasts two governors, members or former members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, two former directors of the FBI, U.S. ambassadors, federal judges, justices of the Texas Supreme Court and members of the Texas Legislature, among its notable alumni. In its law specialties rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Baylor Law's trial advocacy program as #3 in the nation. Baylor Law School is also ranked #51 in the magazine's 2018 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools." The National Jurist ranks Baylor Law as one of the "Best School for Practical Training," and #4 in the nation in its most recent "Best Law School Facilities" listing. The Business Insider places Baylor Law among the top 50 law schools in the nation. Baylor Law School received the 2015 American Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award, making it only the third law school in the nation to be honored with the award since the award's inception in 1984.

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 D1 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big XII Conference. Learn more at

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