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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

2010 U.S. News Employed at Graduation Rankings (v. Overall Rankings)

U.S. News Continuing my coverage of the 2010 U.S. News Law School Rankings:  I turn next to the Placement Success component, which counts 20% in the U.S. News methodology.  The chart below compares the Employed at Graduation data (4%) with the school's overall ranking.  64 law schools did not supply U.S. News with this data.

Employed at

Grad. Rank

Employed at

Grad. Score

School

Overall

Rank

1

100.0%

Stanford

3

2

99.6%

NYU

5

3

99.3%

Boston University

20

4

98.8%

Columbia

4

5

97.7%

Duke

10

6

97.6%

Northwestern

10

7

97.5%

UCLA

15

8

97.4%

UC-Berkeley

6

8

97.4%

Michigan

9

10

97.2%

Harvard

2

10

97.2%

Pennsylvania

8

12

97.1%

Emory

20

13

97.0%

Virginia

10

14

96.8%

Cornell

13

14

96.8%

Texas

15

16

96.5%

Chicago

6

16

96.5%

George Mason

41

18

96.4%

Yale

1

19

96.3%

Vanderbilt

17

20

94.7%

Georgetown

14

21

94.1%

Washington U.

19

22

93.3%

USC

18

23

92.7%

U. Washington

30

24

91.8%

Utah

45

25

90.4%

Baltimore

Tier 4

26

90.3%

Alabama

30

27

89.7%

Howard

Tier 3

26

89.6%

Georgia

35

29

88.2%

George Washington

28

29

88.2%

William & Mary

28

31

88.1%

Notre Dame

23

32

87.9%

Fordham

30

33

87.4%

Illinois

23

33

87.4%

Iowa

26

35

87.2%

Indiana-Bloomington

23

36

87.1%

American

45

37

86.8%

Seton Hall

77

38

86.7%

UC-Davis

35

39

86.6%

DePaul

87

40

85.7%

Boston College

26

41

85.5%

Chapman

Tier 3

42

85.4%

Minnesota

20

43

85.2%

Southwestern

Tier 3

44

84.8%

Maryland

43

45

84.3%

Ohio State

35

46

84.1%

Wisconsin

35

47

83.6%

Rutgers-Newark

87

48

83.0%

Toledo

Tier 3

49

82.5%

Tulane

45

50

82.4%

SUNY-Buffalo

85

51

82.3%

Case Western

55

52

81.4%

SMU

49

53

80.4%

BYU

41

53

80.4%

Cardozo

49

55

80.2%

Houston

59

56

79.9%

Florida State

52

57

79.8%

Colorado

45

58

79.7%

Indiana-Indianapolis

87

59

79.4%

Akron

Tier 3

60

78.5%

Wake Forest

40

61

77.3%

Nebraska

Tier 3

62

77.2%

Kentucky

55

62

77.2%

LSU

75

64

76.7%

Miami

71

65

75.8%

Florida

51

66

75.7%

UNLV

75

67

75.5%

Pittsburgh

71

68

75.2%

Washington & Lee

30

68

75.2%

Rutgers-Camden

77

70

75.0%

Arizona

43

71

74.6%

Cincinnati

52

71

74.6%

St. John's

87

73

73.1%

Regent

Tier 4

74

72.1%

Chicago-Kent

77

75

71.5%

Brooklyn

61

76

71.2%

North Carolina

30

77

70.9%

Creighton

Tier 3

78

70.7%

Pepperdine

55

79

70.5%

Cleveland State

Tier 3

80

70.3%

West Virginia

Tier 3

81

70.1%

Catholic

94

82

69.5%

Villanova

61

82

69.5%

Memphis

Tier 3

84

69.2%

Hawaii

Tier 3

85

69.0%

UC-Hastings

39

85

69.0%

Connecticut

52

87

68.9%

Tennessee

59

88

68.6%

Denver

77

89

68.5%

Santa Clara

85

90

67.9%

Seattle

77

91

67.2%

St. Louis

94

92

67.1%

Kansas

65

93

66.7%

Marquette

87

94

66.2%

Franklin Pierce

Tier 3

95

65.9%

Richmond

77

96

65.7%

Vermont

Tier 3

97

63.9%

Oklahoma

71

97

63.9%

South Dakota

Tier 3

99

62.4%

New Mexico

77

100

61.7%

Widener

Tier 4

101

61.2%

Baylor

65

101

61.2%

South Carolina

87

103

60.9%

Temple

65

104

60.5%

Loyola-New Orleans

Tier 3

105

58.0%

Oregon

77

106

57.5%

Mississippi

Tier 3

107

56.7%

Whittier

Tier 4

108

56.3%

Valparaiso

Tier 4

109

56.1%

Mercer

Tier 3

109

56.1%

Samford

Tier 3

111

55.9%

Mississippi College

Tier 4

111

55.9%

Texas Wesleyan

Tier 4

113

54.3%

Louisville

98

114

52.9%

Missouri-Columbia

65

115

50.9%

Tulsa

Tier 4

116

47.2%

Campbell

Tier 4

117

45.4%

William Mitchell

Tier 3

118

45.2%

New England

Tier 4

119

44.2%

Arkansas-Little Rock

Tier 3

120

43.5%

Northern Illinois

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Arizona State

55

N/A

N/A

Lewis & Clark

61

N/A

N/A

San Diego

61

N/A

N/A

Georgia State

65

N/A

N/A

Penn State

65

N/A

N/A

Loyola-LA

71

N/A

N/A

Loyola-Chicago

87

N/A

N/A

Arkansas-Fayetteville

94

N/A

N/A

Northeastern

94

N/A

N/A

San Francisco

98

N/A

N/A

Gonzaga

100

N/A

N/A

Hofstra

100

N/A

N/A

Maine

100

N/A

N/A

Albany

Tier 3

N/A

N/A

Drake

Tier 3

N/A

N/A

Idaho

Tier 3

N/A

N/A

Michigan State

Tier 3

N/A

N/A

Missouri-KC

Tier 3

N/A

N/A

Montana

Tier 3

N/A

N/A

New York Law

Tier 3

N/A

N/A

North Dakota

Tier 3

N/A

N/A

Ohio Northern

Tier 3

N/A

N/A

Pacific

Tier 3

N/A

N/A

Quinnipiac

Tier 3

N/A

N/A

St. Thomas (MN)

Tier 3

N/A

N/A

Stetson

Tier 3

N/A

N/A

Syracuse

Tier 3

N/A

N/A

Texas Tech

Tier 3

N/A

N/A

Wayne State

Tier 3

N/A

N/A

Wyoming

Tier 3

N/A

N/A

Appalachian

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Ave Maria

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Barry

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

California Western

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Capital

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

CUNY

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Dayton

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Detroit Mercy

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Duquesne

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Florida Coastal

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Florida International

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Golden Gate

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Hamline

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

John Marshall

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Northern Kentucky

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

N. Carolina Central

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Nova

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Oklahoma City

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Pace

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Roger Williams

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

South Texas

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Southern Illinois

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Southern

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

St. Mary's

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

St. Thomas (FL)

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Suffolk

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Texas Southern

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Thomas Jefferson

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Thomas Cooley

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Touro

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

District of Columbia

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Washburn

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

W. New England

Tier 4

N/A

N/A

Willamette

Tier 4

Prior 2010 U.S. News Law School Rankings coverage:

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2009/04/2010-us-news-employed.html

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Comments

Wow. Go Baltimore.

I can understand why applicants would want this information, but except at the extremes I'm skeptical of its value as an indicator of program quality.

Posted by: s | Apr 29, 2009 12:57:34 PM

These numbers are perhaps the most silly of them all...the ABA does not collect this, so schools take it upon themselves to be particularly creative...I'm willing to bet that this number is questionable for every law school outside the top 3. And, I can't wait to see the nonsense schools produce next year, given what we know about the employment market (or lack there of).

Posted by: Yea Right! | Apr 29, 2009 1:36:57 PM

I wonder what will happen to Regent's employed at graduation score now that DOJ is no longer a dumping ground for Regent University graduates.

Posted by: Commenter | Apr 29, 2009 1:38:41 PM

I went to Toledo and there is no way that 83% are employed in my class. I for one have never been contacted and asked about employment. I personally know enough people still looking for law jobs to know that 83% is wrong.

Posted by: Ryan | Apr 30, 2009 6:40:07 AM

Why are so many schools not providing this data, and how does US News calculate a score for this measure in light of this? Does this provide a higher or lower overall score for the schools not providing the information?

Posted by: JT | Apr 30, 2009 8:25:13 AM

These numbers are obviously lies. There is no way Seattle has above a 90% rate. Come on.

Posted by: Zach | Apr 30, 2009 1:27:40 PM

It amazes me that they actually include these, as some schools actively game these numbers (i.e. by reporting people employed in fast food positions) and others purportedly outright lie about them (Brooklyn).

Posted by: lawyer | Apr 30, 2009 4:04:45 PM