Career Outcomes

Melbourne Law School graduates are employed in a wide range of roles across many industries. This page offers a summary of the most recent employment outcomes of our JD graduates of 2015.

A survey of Melbourne Law School JD graduates of 2015 shows strong employment results with 96 per cent of those surveyed in employment and a further two per cent studying in prestigious international universities. Of those employed, 69 per cent are working as legal graduates (trainees, solicitors, or judge’s associates) and many others are working in other legal or graduate roles.

The survey, taken 18 months after graduates completed law school, reveals that more than 105 different employers from the legal and non-legal sectors employed our graduates. Graduates are employed in national and international law firms, courts, community law organisations, government departments, businesses and statutory bodies, showing the wide range of possibilities available to our graduates.

The class of 2015 survey results are consistent with the strong results recorded for the classes of 2013 and 2014. A survey conducted of 2013 graduates, 16 months after graduation, revealed 92 per cent of graduates were employed. The survey of the class of 2014, conducted 18 months after graduation, revealed that 98 per cent of graduates were employed.

The full survey report provides a list of the number and variety of MLS graduate employers, serving as a useful reminder about the range of potential employers and sectors in which a law degree is considered valuable.

Employment Outcomes: 2015 JD graduates, 18 months after graduating

What does it mean for me?

The fact that we have certain outcomes in a given year does not guarantee that those results will be consistent over time – the position for law graduates may get better or worse depending on the economy and other factors.

We will continue to provide you with the best data that we can each year to help you make an informed decision about whether to study law and to help those who are studying law to understand their likely work outcomes and to consider the range of job opportunities potentially available to them.

It should be noted that these results are only for Melbourne Law School graduates – other law schools may have very different outcomes and you should ask them for more details.

Download the most recent report (PDF, 2797.45 KB)

Download the 2014 report (PDF, 1658.48 KB)