Friday, August 18, 2006
The good folks at Vault, whose mission is to do for law firms what U.S. News has done for law schools, have released their rankings of the Most Prestigious Law Firms for 2007. This year's survey is sensibly based on responses from 15,000 associates at big firms, who are the ones who keep up with prestige changes on a regular basis.
Especially interesting for aspiring associates who want prestige and cutting-edge business work, but also want to be treated like a human being, four of the most prestigious firms are also ranked among the top 20 in the associates' survey for quality of life. Using our own proprietary "Prestige/Quality Index" ranking methodology, which involves careful adding together the rankings in each category and then dividing by two, we at ContractsProf have ranked the Four Most Desirable Law Firms for 2007:
1 9.5 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York
2. 10.0 Latham & Watkins LLP, Los Angeles
3 10.5 Davis, Polk & Wardwell, New York
4 13.5 Weil, Gotshal & Manges, New York
When you apply to these firms, please tell them that you heard about them on ContractsProf. (Images: Happy associates at Latham, left, and Davis Polk, right.)