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The Go-To Law Schools: Our Methodolgy
The National Law Journal
Data for this Go-To Law Schools special report were provided by the law firms surveyed for the NLJ 250, The National Law Journal's annual survey of the nation's 250 largest law firms by headcount.
For firms that did not submit new associate numbers, we relied on data from ALM Media's RivalEdge database and independent reporting. We determined rankings by the percentage of 2012 juries doctor graduates who took associate jobs at NLJ 250 firms. In all, we have data from 248 firms covering 4,429 graduates.
The two missing firms are Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and King & Spalding. The rankings do not reflect law graduates who took clerkships following graduation.