Thursday, September 29, 2016
Above the Law, The Best (And Worst) New York Law Schools For Biglaw Jobs:
[O]ne tipster has gone through and actually broken down how many students from each New York area school are landing at specific Biglaw firms. Here’s the methodology:
I scoured the websites of Cravath, S&C, DPW, Skadden, STB, Cleary, PW, Debevoise, Latham, and K&E (Weil’s website made it impractical to include them), and saw how many associates they each currently employ from Brooklyn, Columbia, Cardozo, Fordham, Hofstra, NYLS, NYU, Pace, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. Johns. Since I was mainly interested in recent placement, I kept the list to associates only (no partners, counsel, etc). My goal was to see how successful each school has been at placing students at these top firms, and if you’re really that much better off paying more to go to a better school (spoiler alert: you are). ...
Use this information wisely. It’s not as though someone has to land at these sample firms to have a sterling legal career. But if you’re mulling over that law school decision and want to work in the elite tier of the legal industry, this should help guide you.