There is no shortage of lawyers on Capitol Hill — they comprise 45 percent of the 114th Congress. But unlike the U.S. Supreme Court, whose nine justices hail from just three elite law schools, a state school law degree won’t hamper and may even smooth the way to the U.S. House of Representatives or Senate.
The sitting crop of lawyer-lawmakers passed through 105 law campuses on their way to Washington. The 20 law schools that sent the most alumni to Congress include some of the country’s most prominent — Harvard Law School tops the list with 18, followed by Georgetown University Law Center with 13; the University of Texas School of Law with seven; and the University of Virginia School of Law and Yale Law School with six each. [See chart.]
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