Charleston Law records record employment outcomes

According to the latest employment report from the American Bar Association, the Charleston School of Law has recorded its highest employment rate since the association revised its data collection process.

The ABA career outcomes report revealed 85% (147/173) of 2022 Charleston Law graduates were employed as of March 15, up 1.7% from last year. The school also recorded its highest rate of full-time, long-term job placements that require bar passage or for which a J.D. is an advantage: 71.1%, an increase of 2.8%.

“We are thrilled that for the second year in a row, our graduates have achieved record-breaking employment outcomes in positions that require bar passage and/or prefer a JD,” said Nick Sanders, Associate Dean of Students. “This achievement is a reflection that their legal education has equipped them with the tools and experiences necessary for post-graduate success, but more importantly that they have developed the initiative, work ethic, and persistence to uncover meaningful job opportunities and capitalize upon them.”

The majority (96) are employed as attorneys in a wide variety of law firms and practice areas, ranging from small firms (5 or fewer attorneys) to large firms (500+ attorneys).

In addition, 30 Charleston School of Law graduates are employed in government, judicial clerkship, or public interest positions including: Law Clerk for the Department of Justice, Law Clerk for the South Carolina Attorney General, and Judge Advocates for the Marine Corps, the Army, and the Navy.

The law school also has graduates working as in-house counsel, as Senior Consultants, and advisors working in business, industry, healthcare, and as entrepreneurs.

The report also noted that the percentage of graduates still seeking employment has reached its lowest since 2016 (8%).