By the Numbers: Law Schools that Place Graduates in Jobs in the State of Illinois

Find Out Which Law Schools Place Graduates in Illinois Jobs

If you are seeking to go to law school in hopes of working in the Land of Lincoln upon graduation, then this list of the law schools which place the most graduates in paying jobs in Illinois may be a helpful tool as you consider where to apply to or attend law school.  The following is a list of the top law schools for placing graduates in paying jobs in the State of Illinois, although it should be noted that these numbers are based on the total jobs for graduates and do not reflect the number of lawyer positions:

School Name State

USN Rnk

# of Grads Empl. In IL % of Grads Empl. In IL
JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL IL

NR

318

71%

CHICAGO-KENT COLLEGE OF LAW-IIT IL

72

200

71%

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY-CHICAGO IL

68

195

68%

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY IL

121

191

67%

ILLINOIS, UNIVERSITY OF IL

40

138

60%

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY IL

12

104

37%

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY IL

NR

80

68%

CHICAGO, UNIVERSITY OF IL

4

62

29%

MICHIGAN, UNIVERSITY OF MI

10

61

15%

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE IL

NR

55

43%

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MO

18

37

12%

SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY MO

93

34

11%

INDIANA UNIVERSITY – BLOOMINGTON IN

29

33

15%

THOMAS M. COOLEY LAW SCHOOL MI

NR

31

3%

NOTRE DAME, UNIVERSITY OF IN

26

29

16%

VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY IN

NR

24

15%

IOWA, UNIVERSITY OF IA

27

21

11%

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY MI

87

21

7%

WISCONSIN, UNIVERSITY OF WI

31

18

7%

MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY WI

93

15

6%

DAYTON, UNIVERSITY OF OH

NR

9

6%

MIAMI, UNIVERSITY OF FL

61

8

2%

INDIANA UNIVERSITY – INDIANAPOLIS IN

87

6

2%

CINCINNATI, UNIVERSITY OF OH

79

6

4%

MISSOURI, UNIVERSITY OF MO

64

5

4%

DENVER, UNIVERSITY OF CO

68

5

2%

AVE MARIA SCHOOL OF LAW FL

NR

5

3%

 

Since the more highly ranked law schools typically place a higher percentage of graduates in lawyer positions, this post includes the applicable 2015 US News law school ranking for each law school. The employment data is based on the ABA data reported by each law school and so this information is subject to the same limitations as the underlying ABA employment data.

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