Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Law Schools That Hire the Greatest Percentage of Their Graduates

NJ CoverThe National Jurist (Feb. 13):  Bridge to Employment:

Part-time fellowships for recent grads spiked last year as law schools sought to help bridge the gap between graduation and employment. Deans say it is a way to help grads and not an effort to game the system.

Law schools that employ the greatest percentage of their classes:

  1. Notre Dame:  22.6%
  2. Boston University:  22.0%
  3. UCLA:  18.6%
  4. Virginia:  17.0%
  5. Phoenix:  16.8%
  6. Vanderbilt:  15.7%
  7. George Washington:  15.6%
  8. McGeorge:  15.2%
  9. Golden Gate:  14.1%
  10. Florida Coastal:  13.7%
  11. New Hampshire:  13.6%
  12. Fordham:  13.3%
  13. Georgetown:  13.0%
  14. Cornell:  12.9%
  15. CUNY:  12.6%
  16. Chicago:  12.3%
  17. NYU:  12.2%
  18. Yale:  12.2%
  19. Emory:  11.6%
  20. Case Western:  11.4%
  21. Miami:  11.4%

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According to blog commenters (i.e., one step down from gossip), GWU suffers from the fact that the DC legal market is saturated. Lots of people come there from elite schools.

Posted by: Barry | Feb 15, 2013 9:54:22 AM

Doesn't this list contain a lot of surprises? I didn't know the jobs picture was that bad at Virginia, Georgetown, UChicago, NYU, and Yale.

Posted by: HTA | Feb 14, 2013 10:59:08 AM

I can't wait to see how quickly these "programs" dry up after the U.S. News Rankings methodology (correctly) begins counting these folks as unemployed.

The bridge will collapse swiftly, and knowing law schools, be replaced with something more difficult to detect. Sigh.

Posted by: Anon | Feb 13, 2013 2:49:36 PM

Okay, I'll go for the easy line:

Notre Dame has employed grads like Manti Te'o has a girlfriend.

Posted by: Buster | Feb 13, 2013 2:22:21 PM