Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The National Law Journal has ranked the top 50 law schools by the percentage of JD grads who took jobs with the nation’s 250 largest firms. It also identifies the schools where these firms recruited the most graduates and where the most alumni were promoted to partner.
The Go-To Law Schools
The 50 law schools with the highest percentage of graduates who go on to NLJ 250 firms.
The schools that top NLJ 250 firms relied upon most to supply first-year associates.
Associates Promoted to Partner
Law schools that saw the most alumni promoted to partner in 2011.
Here’s another link.
I’m not sure we need another ranking. The success of a school’s ranking here depends on a number of factors including the culture of the law school, the location of the law firm, and the reputation of a school among law firms when that reputation may be out-of-date. The importance of this ranking also depends on whether you think getting a job with a megafirm is the goal of all law students.