Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Business Insider:  The 50 Best Law Schools In America

Business InsiderBusiness Insider, The 50 Best Law Schools in America:


  • 32% — Percentage of graduates securing a highly coveted position [BigLaw & federal clerkships]
  • 20% — Percentage of graduates securing full-time, long-term positions requiring bar passage
  • 20% — Percentage of graduates still seeking employment (negatively weighted)
  • 12% — Percentage of graduates who pass the bar on their first try 
  • 8% —  Cost of tuition for full-time, non-resident students
  • 8%—  Median LSAT score for admitted students

Here are the Top 10:

  1. Penn
  2. Chicago
  3. Harvard
  4. Stanford
  5. NYU
  6. Duke
  7. Columbia
  8. Cornell
  9. Virginia 
  10. Yale

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Wait, I keep getting told that all lawyers end up basically making the same amount of money, there is no bimodal salary distribution, and that having 1/3 of a graduating class or more unemployed ten months after graduation is irrelevant, and yet here's a fairly respected business publication placing heavy emphasis on elite employment, and the (long-term) unemployment rate. Heresy! Insolence! How dare people have contrary ideas!

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Jul 27, 2016 7:01:05 AM

The problem with including cost of tuition as a factor is that many (perhaps most) schools charge variable rates based on LSAT score, etc.

Posted by: Jan | Jul 27, 2016 1:46:31 AM