Stellar Employment Outcomes Help Boost Rise In Rankings

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on May 12, 2023 11:48:25 AM

Placing priority on employment outcomes pays dividends for graduates and overall ranking.

You may have seen that U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Texas A&M Law 29th among law schools nationwide, placing us 2nd in Texas. A key factor contributing to the recent rise in ranking is employment outcomes for our graduates.

While our dramatic rise in the rankings has received a lot of attention, our top priority at Texas A&M is to provide our students with a world-class legal education and to set them up for a successful career in the law. That’s why we’re proud to report that 98.3 percent of the class of 2022 were employed in full-time, long-term, bar-pass required or JD-advantage positions within ten months of graduation. 

Finding our students the job that best suits them and sets their career on solid footing is our top priority. The lawyers in our Career Services Office work extensively with every student on a one-on-one basis to place them in the job they want.  Our intensive, individualized approach produces concrete results:

  • For the class of 2022, we ranked #1 in the nation for gold-standard jobs — with a placement rate of over 98 percent. This is the third consecutive year we’ve ranked in the top 10 nationally for gold-standard employment outcomes.

  • Over the past two years, we have placed 20 graduates in federal judicial clerkships.

  • Of our rising 3Ls, 45 (26 percent) of the class of 2024 have already secured positions at large law firms.

  • The class of 2022 also saw significant increases in the percentage of students employed in government and public interest jobs where they can make a difference in society and the lives of our most vulnerable citizens. These jobs include placements with public interest employers like Equal Justice Works and the Eviction Advocacy Center, as well as government employers like the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. 

Here is what some of our recent graduates and current students have to say about how Texas A&M Law helped them land their dream job:

Victoria Miller 2"Texas A&M Law was extremely hands-on in my job search process. From helping me write my resume and cover letters, to conducting mock interviews, to pointing me towards potential employers, they invested from start to finish. Because of the help from faculty, staff, and classmates, I found the perfect summer job for me."

Victoria Miller | Class of 2024
Baker Botts |  Dallas, Texas


Marissa Maxim 2"The faculty and staff at Texas A&M Law have helped me prepare for my legal career by embodying the six Aggie core values. My Career Services Advisor has gone above and beyond in providing guidance in my job search. My professors are well-versed in their fields and enthusiastic about teaching. Pairing wonderful professors with challenging curricula has allowed me to grow and develop critical lawyering skills that undoubtedly helped me secure my Summer Associate position with White & Case."

Marissa Maxim | Class of 2023
White & Case | Houston, Texas

Meaganne Lewellyn 2"Texas A&M Law helped me realize that — no matter your educational background — every past experience is valuable in law school. I worked as a clinical dietitian and in hospital management prior to law school. My professors showed me how to integrate and build success on what I assumed were unrelated skills: how writing medical chart notes was similar to building a legal argument, for example. Career Services helped me see the variety of future careers available to someone with a medical background. I am forever grateful to the A&M Law faculty and staff!"

Meaganne Lewellyn | Class of 2022
Ropes & Gray | Chicago, Illinois

Jonathan Stoughton-1"Through the Community Development Clinic, legal writing and research courses, internships, and my time on the Journal of Property Law, I learned how to develop client-centered relationships, provide written and oral client advocacy, give and seek feedback, and become comfortable with uncertainty. Attorneys are professional communicators and Texas A&M Law provided endless opportunities to sharpen those skills from the beginning."

Jonathan Stoughton | Class of 2021
Office of General Counsel, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development | Washington, DC

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Texas A&M School of Law is an American Bar Association-accredited institution located in downtown Fort Worth. Since integrating with Texas A&M University in 2013, the law school has sustained a remarkable upward trajectory — dramatically increasing entering class credentials; improving U.S. News and World Report rankings; hiring more than 30 new faculty members; and adding more than 10 clinics and six global field study destinations. In the past several years the law school has greatly expanded its academic programs to serve the needs of non-lawyer professionals in a variety of complex and highly regulated industries such as cybersecurity, energy and natural resources, finance, and healthcare.

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Texas A&M, established in 1876 as the first public university in Texas, is one of the nation’s largest universities with more than 66,000 students and more than 440,000 living alumni residing in over 150 countries around the world. A tier-one university, Texas A&M holds the rare triple land-, sea- and space-grant designation. Research conducted at Texas A&M represented annual expenditures of more than $905.4 million in fiscal year 2017. Texas A&M’s research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world.

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As one of the world's leading research institutions, Texas A&M is at the forefront in making significant contributions to scholarship and discovery, including that of science and technology. Research conducted at Texas A&M represented annual expenditures of more than $905.4 million in fiscal year 2017. Texas A&M ranked in the top 20 of the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development survey (2016), based on expenditures of more than $892.7 million in fiscal year 2016. Texas A&M’s research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world.

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