Employment Data

ABA Employment Summaries in PDF Format:

For the University of Pittsburgh School of Law faculty and staff, the career outcomes of our students are the highest priority. Of the 175 total graduates of the Class of 2016, 91.4% secured employment by the end of the reporting period. Among the members of the class, 160 graduates are employed with private law firms and in areas such as business, government, and public interest. Additionally for the Class of 2016:

  • 41% of graduates from the Class of 2016 who are in private practice are employed in law firms of 100+ attorneys.
  • Examples of law firms employing members of the Class of 2016 include Jones Day; K&L Gates; Reed Smith; Dechert LLP; Drinker Biddle; McGuireWoods; Morgan Lewis & Bockius; Pepper Hamilton; Saul Ewing LLP; Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel; Orrick; Bowles Rice; Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; Fox Rothschild LLP; Burns White; Clark Hill; Cohen & Grigsby; Eckert Seamans; Knox McLaughlin Gornal & Sennett, P.C.; Metz Lewis Brodman Must O’Keefe LLC; Pietragallo Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP; Steptoe & Johnson PLLC; Webb Law Firm; Williams Mullen; and many more.
  • Corporations which hired members of the Class of 2016 include ACA Compliance Group; Deloitte Tax, LLP; Ernst & Young; Harbison Walker International; KPMG; Navigant Consulting; PNC Bank; Sierra Nevada Corporation; Bloomberg BNA; BAE Systems; RSM; UPMC; Owens Corning; Fundamental Global Investors; and Allegheny General Hospital. 
  • Many graduates obtained government positions as Assistant District Attorneys, Public Defenders, judicial law clerks, and with governmental agencies including the United Nations; US Department of Veterans Affairs; Pennsylvania Department of Human Services; Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities; and the Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps.