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Hofstra Law Ranks 5th in New York State for ‘Gold Standard Job’ Placement

Hofstra Law Class of 2017 graduates extended a now six-year trend of improved employment outcomes, with 81% securing a full-time, long-term job for which bar passage is required or a J.D. degree is an advantage.

And with 75.95% of the Class of 2017 securing full-time, long-term jobs for which bar passage is required — considered the gold standard by law school graduates — Hofstra Law ranks 5th among New York’s 15 law schools and 42nd nationally for the percentage of graduates with these most highly sought-after jobs.

“Our employment success would not be possible without the work of so many,” said Judge Gail Prudenti, dean, in an email to the Hofstra Law community. “I want to thank the entire Office of Career Services for their tireless efforts, as well as our dedicated faculty and administrators for preparing our students to begin a long and rewarding legal career. I also want to thank our truly outstanding alumni, the members of the Alumni Career Services Committee, and the many friends of Hofstra Law who mentor, interview and hire our students.”

New York Law Schools Ranked by Class of 2017 Employment Outcomes

 Gold-Standard Jobs*
1  Columbia University  92.82%
2  Cornell University  92.08%
3  New York University  88.64%
4  Cardozo — Yeshiva University  80.14%
#5  HOFSTRA LAW  75.95%
6  Pace University  74.71%
7  St. John’s University  71.96%
8  Brooklyn Law School  71.74%
9  Albany Law School  70.91%
10  Fordham University  70.20%
11  CUNY  69.15%
12  Syracuse University  69.13%
13  Touro College  67.97%
14  SUNY Buffalo  61.18%
15  New York Law School  51.04%

*“Gold-Standard Jobs” are defined as full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage, not including law school-funded positions.

Data is from each law school’s Employment Summary for 2017 Graduates reported to the American Bar Association.

Visit (PDF) to view Hofstra Law’s Employment Summary for the Class of 2017.