Generally, law school graduates obtain employment as a practicing lawyer or an upper level manager who has a legal degree and is advantaged by it when applying for jobs (“JD Preferred Jobs”). In 2017, our overall placement rate was 81.6% with 63.2% of those employed working as a practicing lawyer and an additional 17.8% in JD Preferred Jobs. In 2017, the average starting salary was $61,000 with a high of $180,000. Our alumni are located world-wide, in large, medium and small law firms, federal and state agencies and departments, major corporations and banks, and the federal and state judiciaries. Notably, UB School of Law alumni consist of: NYS Court of Appeals Justices, several NYS Appellate Division Justices, a federal circuit appeals judge, and other federal trial level judges, as well as, former U.S. Attorneys, city mayors and various legislative representatives.