Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

2020 Law School Rankings By Graduates In BigLaw Jobs

NLJ 3, The Top 50 Go-To Law Schools:

We have ranked the 50 law schools that sent the highest percentage of their 2019 juris doctor graduates into associate positions at the largest 100 law firms in the country [methodology].  Columbia Law School tops the list for the seventh straight year, with 70 percent of its recent graduate class now working in Big Law.

  1. Columbia
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. NYU
  4. Northwestern
  5. Virginia
  6. Chicago
  7. Duke
  8. UC-Berkeley
  9. Cornell
  10. Harvard
  11. Michigan
  12. Stanford
  13. Georgetown
  14. Vanderbilt
  15. Boston University
  16. USC
  17. Texas
  18. UCLA
  19. Boston College
  20. Yale

Go-To Law Schools: All Schools Data
See hiring stats for every law school that sent a 2019 graduate to one of the largest 100 firms

Go-To Law Schools vs. U.S. News
How Go-To Law School rankings match up with U.S. News & World Report

Want to Work in Big Law? These Schools Are Good Bets
Columbia Law School lands at the top of our 2020 Go-To Law Schools ranking of Big Law feeder schools—marking the seventh straight year the school tops the list

Harvard, NYU and Columbia Embrace Early Summer Associate Hiring—Sort Of
After resisting the trend of law firms interviewing summer associate candidates prior to on-campus interview programs, three major Big Law feeder schools are now embracing early hiring

Go-To Law Schools: Associates to Partner
These law schools saw the most alumni promoted to partner in 2019

Go-To Law Schools: Tuition
Here’s a look at how much it costs to attend a law school that has a strong Big Law track record

Go-To Law Schools: Firm Favorites
See which law schools specific firms hired from the most

Go-To Law Schools: Search By School
Search our Go-To Law Schools data by school to see the firms where 2019 graduates found associate jobs

Go-To Law Schools: Search By Firm
Search our Go-To Law Schools hiring data by firm to see the schools from which they hired new associates.

Explore the Data Behind The Go-To Law Schools
Our interactive database allows you to delve into all the Go-To Law Schools School associate hiring and alumni partner promotion data

Go-To Law Schools Methodology
Find out how determines its Go-To Law Schools ranking

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