Reuters: Albany Law Among the Top Government, Public Interest Law Schools

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Albany Law School is among the top law schools for government and public interest jobs.
A Reuters analysis of U.S. law schools placed Albany Law School third, with 36.36 percent of 2023 J.D. graduates being hired in public interest and government roles. 

Among last year’s 36,078 new juris doctor graduates nationwide, slightly more than 10% were in government jobs, and more than 8% landed public interest jobs within 10 months of graduation, according to the ABA figures.

Albany Law School also recently announced 95 percent of the Class of 2023 was employed. Among those graduates, 46 have government jobs and 12 have public interest jobs. Thus, the number has grown by nearly 10 percent, with 34 members of the class of 2022 taking government jobs and 11 taking public-interest roles, for a total of 28.8 percent. 

Albany Law School was also ranked the top school for government in 2023 by preLaw magazine.