Employment Opportunities

Harvard Law graduates have a world of career opportunities from which to choose. They are highly sought after by employers in law firms, government, businesses and nonprofit organizations. Some graduates even launch their own businesses.

Detailed below are the employment data that were submitted to the ABA for the Class of 2014. We have gone a step further and provided additional data for the Classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Class of 2014 Employment Stats 2015-06-11

Resources for Students

Harvard Law School is in the fortunate position of being able to award several Public Service Fellowships each year to graduating students. These law school funded positions typically fund employment for a period of a year or more and routinely serve as a gateway to public service employment. The awards are made during a highly competitive process to students whose abilities, backgrounds, and proposals show demonstrated promise for undertaking such work upon graduation. Students also have access to international fellowship opportunities through funding from the University.

In addition, since 2013, Harvard Law School’s Public Service Venture Fund has awarded approximately $1 million in grants each year to help graduating law students pursue careers in public service. It is the first program of its kind at a law school. The fund will offer “seed money” for startup nonprofit ventures and salary support to graduating J.D. students who hope to pursue post-graduate work at nonprofits or government agencies in the United States and abroad.