February 28, 2012
NLJ's Top 50 Feeder Law Schools to BigLaw
"Most law schools sent smaller percentages of their 2011 classes into first-year associate jobs at the nation's largest 250 law firms than they did in 2010. Among the 50 schools most popular with hiring firms, 22 percent of 2011 graduates landed associate jobs — down from 27 percent in 2010," reports Karen Sloan in It's tough out there, the lead-in to the National Law Journal's annual ranking at The Go-To Law Schools.
NLJ also reports that the 2010-11 academic year represented a milestone because annual tuition at seven schools topped $50,000.
With no end in sight to tuition increases, The National Law Journal looked at which schools offer the biggest bang for their tuition buck when it comes to landing a job at a large law firm. We identified the schools sending the highest percentage of their class of 2011 to associate jobs at NLJ 250 firms for the lowest tuition price.
See the interactive chart at The Go-To Law Schools: Biggest bang for the buck? [JH]