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Faculty of Law

Queen's Law Recent Graduate Employment Data

Data is based on reported placements and post-graduation plans of Queen’s Law alumni as of September following graduation.

employment table

  Class of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015
Total Graduates 209 180 177
Graduates Reporting Placements (Articling Positions & LPP) 199 95.2% 170 94.4% 162 91.5%
Graduates Seeking Position -- September Following Graduation 4 1.9% 4 2.2% 7 4.0%
Other Plans (further study, non-legal employment) 5 2.4% 4 2.2% 4 2.3%
No Response 1 0.5% 2 1.1% 4 2.3%

Employment Types for Graduates with Law-Related Employment

firm sizes

  Class of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015
Firms 79% 77% 80%
(large/national firms) 34% 38% 35%
Government 10% 14% 11%
In-House 4% 3% 3%
Public interest 4% 5% 2%
Clerkships 3% 1% 4%

Employment Location for Graduates with Law-Related Employment

canada employment map

  Class of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015
Toronto 62% 60% 64%
Ottawa 9% 9% 12%
Ontario - Other 19% 19% 18%
BC 6% 7% 1%
Alberta 3% 4% 3%
Other 1% 1% 2%

How Graduates Reported Finding Their Law-Related Employment

  Class of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015
Returning to previous summer placement 46% 51% 48%
Formal Articling Recruitment Processes (Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Ontario, East Coast) 28% 31% 26%
Ontario - Other 19% 19% 18%
Other (self-directed job search, postings from CDO, internal faculty of law positions) 23% 17% 22%
Clerkships 3% 1% 4%