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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

NLJ Releases Data for 168 Law Schools in its Rankings by Graduates in BigLaw Jobs

Go to Law SchoolsThe National Law Journal has again released the complete data for 168 law schools in its Law School Rankings by Graduates in BigLaw Jobs (prior posts here and here):  

For the second year in a row, we are making all of the data from our Go-To Law Schools Report on large firm associate hiring available to the public in a searchable format.  Select a law school from the list to see where 2013 juris doctor graduates from those institutions were hired.  Scroll over the chart to find the school's number of graduates placed at each firm, percentage of graduates at NLJ 250 firms, and tuition.  Click the tabs above to search by law firm, view the complete list of law school data, and see our Value Index.

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Those collecting that data assume graduates want to go with BigLaw firms. Some don't or don't like it when they get there.

One of my nephews graduated near the top of his class from a top-rated law school. He got a job at a BigLaw firm in Houston and hated it. He then went to medical school and is now doing a residency in emergency medicine. That suits him much better.

And he is smart. He's one of only six to make it to the top rung of Who Wants to be a Millionaire without using any lifelines. He'll make a great ER physician. I shudder to think how vile a corporate lawyer he'd have been if he'd been so inclined.

Posted by: Michael W. Perry | Feb 26, 2014 5:28:00 PM