We’ve ranked the top 50 law schools according to the percentage of their 2016 juris doctors who took associate jobs at the largest 100 firms. We used the National Law Journal’s annual survey of law firms by lawyer headcount to determine the 100 largest firms, then surveyed those firms on which law schools their new associates graduated from. For firms that did not submit new associate numbers, we relied on data from ALM Media LLC’s RivalEdge database and independent reporting. The rankings do not reflect law graduates who took jobs as judicial clerks following graduation.

 

We’ve ranked the top 50 law schools according to the percentage of their 2016 juris doctors who took associate jobs at the largest 100 firms. We used the National Law Journal’s annual survey of law firms by lawyer headcount to determine the 100 largest firms, then surveyed those firms on which law schools their new associates graduated from. For firms that did not submit new associate numbers, we relied on data from ALM Media LLC’s RivalEdge database and independent reporting. The rankings do not reflect law graduates who took jobs as judicial clerks following graduation.