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Employment by Geographic Location

A UT law degree opens doors at the most venerable firms in the nation, is valued in the chambers of the highest courts in the land, and is an asset to many of the nation's best and brightest public interest lawyers and academics. The UT Law Career Services Office is committed to supporting the many paths students can take with a law degree throughout Texas and the U.S., as well as around the world.


Map of UT Law Graduate Employment by Location

  • Over the past three years, nearly 30 percent of students have secured postgraduate employment outside of Texas. UT Law graduates have chosen employment in 37 states, as well as the District of Columbia, with the most prevalent out-of-state opportunities in New York, California, and Washington, DC.
  • In addition, UT Law graduates have landed jobs overseas in Brazil, Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates. and the United Kingdom.

Geographic Location of Employed Graduates

Class of 2013

Class of 2012

Class of 2011

Northeast - CT, MA, RI

0.9%

0.3%

0.3%

Mid-Atlantic - NY, NJ, PA

6.8%

5.9%

5.0%

East North Central -  IL, IN, MI, OH, WI

2.1%

0.9%

0.6%

West North Central - IA, MN, MO

1.2%

1.5%

0.6%

South Atlantic - DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA

5.9%

5.6%

9.1%

East South Central - AL, KY, MS, TN

2.0%

1.2%

2.4%

West South Central - AR, LA, OK, TX

73.4%

75.7%

72.0%

Mountain - AZ, CO, ID, NV, NM, UT

2.1%

3.8%

3.8%

Pacific - AK, CA, OR, WA

5.3%

4.4%

5.6%

International

0.3%

0.9%

0.6%

 

Most Popular Location of Employed Graduates

Class of 2013

Class of 2012

Class of 2011

Texas

73.1%

73.8%

69.5%

New York

6.2%

5.2%

4.7%

California

3.9%

4.1%

5.0%

Washington, DC

3.3%

3.0%

4.7%