Law School Students faced another tough year in 2010, but those who got a placement felt they had a better chance of securing a job offer than their predecessors did last year. These ranking are based on feedback from 3,000 law students at 101 firms. Scores are based on responses in nine key subject areas, including interest level of the work, how much of it was “real,” training and guidance, interactions with partners and full-time associates, how well the firm communicated its goals, how accurately the firm portrayed itself in interviews, how it rated overall as a place to work, and the respondents’ inclination to accept a job if one were offered. All responses were scored on a 5-point scale, with 5 the highest score. For more information, see “How We Rank the Firms.”

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