US Prof ranks law schools according to how many partners they produce

August 10, 2011 Professor Ted Seto of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles has surveyed the largest 250 law firms in the US to ascertain which law schools produce the most partners. The survey looked at almost 50,000 partners practicing across the US, and created a ranked list schools based on how many partners they produced in the last 25 years.

The top three spots were taken by Harvard, Georgetown and NYU, with other top performing schools like Yale and Stanford coming in lower – at 16 and 17 – as a result of the fact that the ranking does not take school size into account.

According to the published paper, the results “suggest that legal hiring is markedly regional,” meaning that students would be wise to attend a law school in the area they wish to practice.


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