Tuesday, March 8, 2016
National Law Journal, The 2016 Go-To Law Schools:
New associate hiring held steady in 2015 after three years of growth, with the country’s largest 100 law firms bringing on 3,412 new law school graduates. Among the 50 law schools most popular with those employers, 23 percent of last year’s graduates landed associate jobs—the same percentage as the previous year.
We’ve ranked the top 50 law schools by percentage of 2015 juris doctors who took associate jobs at the largest 100 firms. The selection of those 100 law firms was based on lawyer count—as identified on the NLJ 350, The National Law Journal’s annual survey of the nation’s largest law firms. We also examined tuition at the schools that produced the most Big Law associates, and we ranked the schools with the most alumni promoted to partner in 2015.
The Top 50 Go-To Law Schools: These schools sent the highest percentage of new graduates to the largest 100 law firms:
- Boston University
- Boston College