Large law firms hire from select schools

April 23, 2008 Columbia Law School in New York City and Northwestern Law School in Chicago are the most frequently recruited schools by the nation’s largest law firms, which offer starting salaries that make the all-night cramming sessions to make the law review well worth it.

Chicago is known as a platinum city, offering some of the highest starting salaries. With the firm of DLA Piper offering $135,000 to $160,000 to new graduates and Baker & McKenzie offering even better pickings at a solid $160,000,

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