We’re taking a look at hiring trends among the largest law firms, pinpointing which firms hired the most new associates in 2019 and from which law schools those firms recruited most heavily. Last year, Kirkland & Ellis reported hiring the largest new associate class, at 245. A whopping 22 came from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. Columbia Law School had the largest cohort of 2019 graduates go to a single firm, sending 23 to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.