Friday, April 28, 2023
An Early Preview Of The 2025 U.S. News Law School Rankings: Employment
Update: The Top Law Schools For Placing The Class Of 2022 In BigLaw Jobs
Following up on my previous posts:
- ABA Releases Class Of 2022 Jobs Data: Full-Credit Jobs Rate Is 84.6%, Up From 83.0% Last Year
- Preview Of The 2024 U.S. News Law School Rankings: Employment
Reuters, These Law Schools Aced the Job Market in 2022:
The University of Virginia School of Law had a banner year on the jobs front in 2022. More than 95% of the school’s 2022 juris doctors secured permanent, full-time jobs that require passing the bar — the most among all 197 American Bar Association-accredited law schools, new figures show. ...
Reuters analyzed the ABA's numbers to determine which law schools’ grads fared the best on the entry-level job market. Eight of the so-called T-14 schools, ranked in the top 14 by U.S. News & World Report, were among the 20 schools with the highest percentage of 2021 graduates in permanent, full-time jobs that require bar passage.
Employment rates ten months after graduation for the Class of 2020 count 14% towards the overall ranking in the current 2023 rankings methodology. U.S. News gives full-credit weight not only to the non-school funded full-time long-term, bar passage-required jobs measured in the Reuters, but also to non-school funded full-time long-term, JD-advantage jobs.
U.S. News has announced that it will give greater weight to student outcomes in the forthcoming 2024 U.S. News rankings. Mike Spivey has speculated that employment rates ten months after graduation for the Class of 2021 may count 25%-40% in the 2024 rankings. U.S. News will give full-credit weight not only to non-school funded full-time long-term, bar passage-required and JD-advantage jobs, but also to those school-funded jobs as well as to students pursuing graduate law degrees. See Preview Of The 2024 U.S. News Law School Rankings: Employment
The new Class of 2022 jobs data will be part of the 2025 U.S. News law school rankings.