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Monday, March 3, 2014

NLJ: Corrected Law School Rankings by Graduates in BigLaw Jobs

I am re-publishing the ranking of law schools by graduates in BigLaw jobs because the National Law Journal has issued a correction:  "We mistakenly omitted five University of Chicago graduates who were hired by Mayer Brown. The addition of these associates brings the percentage of 2013 Chicago graduates at NLJ 250 firms to 55.34%, which moves them from the No. 4 spot to No. 2."

Go to Law SchoolsLarge law firm associate hiring ticked up for a second straight year in 2013—welcome news, considering law schools sent more newly minted juris doctors into the job market than ever before. Among the 50 schools most popular with hiring firms, 27 percent of graduates landed associate jobs—up from 25 percent in 2012. That was the highest hiring percentage recorded since 2010.

We’ve ranked the top 50 law schools by the percentage of 2013 law school graduates who took jobs at NLJ 250 firms—the nation’s largest by headcount as identified in The National Law Journal’s annual survey. We’ve also identified the law schools that saw the most alumni promoted to partner during 2013, and compared how each law school’s cost compares to its large firm hiring record.

The Top 50 Go-To Law School:  These schools sent the highest percentage of new graduates to NLJ 250 firms:

Rank Law School 2013 Grads @ NLJ 250 2013 JDs % of Grads @ NLJ 250 Tuition
1 Columbia 286 437 65.45% $55,488
2 Chicago 119 215 55.34% $50,727
3 NYU 295 537 54.93% $51,150
4 Harvard 309 577 53.55% $50,880
5 Pennsylvania 136 259 52.51% $53,138
6 Northwestern 146 286 51.05% $53,468
7 Duke 117 241 48.55% $51,662
8 Stanford 89 189 47.09% $50,802
9 Cornell 87 193 45.08% $55,301
10 UC-Berkeley 135 301 44.85% $48,068
11 Virginia 161 364 44.23% $46,400
12 Michigan 165 400 41.25% $48,250
13 Yale 80 206 38.83% $53,600
14 Georgetown 238 638 37.30% $48,835
15 Texas 120 378 31.75% $32,376
16 Vanderbilt 65 206 31.55% $46,804
17 UCLA 101 332 30.42% $45,221
18 USC 65 220 29.55% $52,598
19 Fordham 118 481 24.53% $49,526
20 Notre Dame 45 184 24.46% $45,980

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The article is behind a paywall - please post all 50, not just 20

Posted by: Kevin Outterson | Mar 3, 2014 7:59:00 PM