September 30, 2022 : By Jacob Couch - Office of Communications & Public Engagement
Liberty University School of Law has landed at No. 1 in the country for its improved graduate employment rates, as announced by preLaw Magazine. The September issue highlights “Employment Leaders,” the 46 schools that have improved their rates by more than 15 percent in the last 10 years.
The recognition comes after Liberty Law’s 2021 graduates posted an impressive 81.6 percent employment rate, improving the school’s rate by 54 percent since 2011.
As preLaw Magazine noted, employment rates were particularly low nationwide in 2012, due in part to the country recovering from the Great Recession. According to the American Bar Association, only 54.9 percent of 2012 law school graduates landed full-time jobs that required law degrees, and that number was below 50 percent for more than 70 schools.
“The Lord has blessed our students and alumni through the work of the faculty and staff of the law school, especially our Center for Career & Professional Development,” School of Law Dean Morse Tan said. “We are pleased to launch our graduates along the trajectories to which the Lord Jesus calls them. More salt and light is good for the profession and the world.”
The magazine also noted Liberty’s increased efforts to strengthen its employment strategies, including mentorship and counseling students on job searching. As bar passage rates rose, so did the school’s employment rates. In 2018, Liberty was seventh in the nation in bar passage rates, finishing as the top law school in Virginia ahead of University of Virginia School of Law.
Liberty School of Law launched in 2004, and since the beginning has modeled for the academic world how to equip students to pursue excellence in their field while training them to be Champions for Christ.
There are now over 1,000 Liberty Law alumni impacting the world for Christ in various fields, from private practice to government, criminal, corporate, and judgeships.
Read more about Liberty Law in the Liberty Journal.