Tom Petty said it best when he sang that “the waiting Is the hardest part.” So we’re here to ease your pain and offer a preview of Law.com’s 2019 Go-To Law Schools report, which ranks the 50 law schools with the highest percentage of recent graduates to snag associate jobs at the nation’s largest 100 law firms. Our full report will publish on Friday, but we’re trickling out the results over the course of the week. Here are schools 21-30 on our list. To see the schools we unveiled earlier, go here and here. Enjoy!

30. The University of Illinois College of Law moved up three spots on our Go-To Law Schools list, landing at No. 30. Of the most recent graduating class, 15.44 percent found associate jobs in Big Law. Winston & Strawn hired three from that class.
29. The University of Houston Law Center saw one of the biggest jumps on this year’s list, moving up from No. 43 last year to No. 29. Vinson & Elkins hired five of the school’s 2018 graduates, while Reed Smith and Norton Rose Fulbright each hired four. All together, 16.37 percent of the class went to Big Law. Impressive!
28. Not to be outdone, Indiana University Maurer School of Law-Bloomington shot up 11 spots on the list this year, with 16.67 percent of recent grads taking associate jobs at the largest 100 firms. Tuition also comes in at less than $36,000, making it a relative bargain.
27. We’ve finally made it to Atlanta, where Emory University School of Law claimed the No. 27 spot on our Go-To Law Schools list. Of last year’s class, 18.12 percent are now Big Law associates. Coca-Cola toast, anyone?
26. George Washington University Law School holds steady this year at No. 26. Despite the static ranking, the school sent a higher percentage of 2018 graduates to Big Law than a year ago, at 21.14 percent. Not too bad!

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25. Washington University in St. Louis School of Law sent 45 of its latest graduates into associate jobs at large firms, which translates into 21.43 percent of the class. Baker McKenzie snagged four.
24. Landing a Big Law associate job last year didn’t require a Hail Mary for students at the University of Notre Dame Law School. Of 2018 graduates, 23.9 percent went on to those large firms.
23. We’re back in California for our No. 23 school, the University of California, Irvine School of Law, which sent 24.56 of its class of 2018 to Big Law. Latham & Watkins, Perkins Coie, and Ogleltree Deakins each hired two.
22. Yes, we know that No. 22 seems like a low position for Yale Law School, which is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report. But Yale’s strong track record in the federal clerkship arena and the fact that its graduates have a wide array of career aspirations mean that many of its 2018 law grads aren’t working in Big Law right now. Still, 24.77 percent are.
21. Howard University School of Law picked up four spots on our Go-To Law Schools list this year, nearly landing in the top 20. Of its class of 2018, 27.21 percent are now Big Law associates.

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