Georgia Law Grad Job Placements Broken Down by Law School

If you are a prospective law student and you hail from the Peach State (or at least you aspire to practice in Georgia following law school), then this is the law school ranking for you.  This listing includes the top 12 law schools for placing graduates in jobs in Georgia.  You should note that the employment data is not broken down based on the type of job and non-lawyer placements are included in these numbers.

The ABA provides data on the number of employed graduates working in lawyer jobs based on each school and employment by state, but does not provide employment data by state and job type together.  Generally speaking, the higher ranked law schools typically place more graduates in attorney positions and so the U.S. News Rankings are included in this list.  Also, the higher ranked schools tend to place more graduates in large law firms in New York and California and so the lower percentage of graduates employed in Georgia for higher ranked law schools is likely a function of their graduates having more options both inside and outside the state. This listing is based on the total number of 2013 graduates placed in Georgia nine months after graduation, but also includes the graduates from that law school placed in Georgia as a percentage of the law school’s graduating class.

Law School Name

USN Rnk

# of Grads Empl in GA % of Grads Empl in GA
ATLANTA’S JOHN MARSHALL LAW SHOOL

NR

166

71%

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

64

156

80%

EMORY UNIVERSITY

19

147

50%

GEORGIA, UNIVERSITY OF

29

138

59%

MERCER UNIVERSITY

104

112

71%

SAMFORD UNIVERSITY

135

19

12%

FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL OF LAW

NR

18

3%

SOUTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF

93

9

4%

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

72

6

3%

TENNESSEE, UNIVERSITY OF

72

6

4%

ARKANSAS, LITTLE ROCK, UNIVERSITY OF

121

5

3%

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

45

5

2%

 

The above data is based on employment information provided by the law schools to the ABA and is subject to the same limitations as the ABA data.

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