Paul L. Caron

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Law School Rankings: Grads With Bar Passage-Required or J.D.-Advantage Jobs

Following up on two of my previous posts:

Derek Muller (Pepperdine), Legal Employment Outcomes in 2013:

[The following chart] includes the "full weight" positions as determined by U.S. News & World Report, which are full-time, long-term, bar passage-required or J.D.-advantage positions. It includes the 2015 USNWR peer score, the 2013 full-time, long-term, bar passage-required and J.D.-advantage positions, along with the year-over-year increase or decline in points from the 2012 rate. It then lists the raw number of students who obtained such positions, along with a parenthetical notation of how many of those positions were school-funded. The same is listed for 2012.

The full ranking of the 198 law schools is here.  The Top 20 are:


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The lack of agreement between "peer score" and employment rate at several of these schools, on both ends of the scale, is quite startling. More evidence that the legal academy is disconnected from the rest of the legal community?

Posted by: Former Editor | Apr 14, 2014 12:25:46 PM