Ranking of Law Schools Based on Graduate Placement in Pennsylvania Jobs

This ranking may be helpful to you if you are considering going to law school and you hope to work in Pennsylvania following graduation. The following information is based on data provided by the American Bar Association as reported by each law school and only law schools with 5 or more placements in the state of Pennsylvania were included.

One important thing to note is that the numbers are based on total employment and so non-attorney positions are included in this data. The ABA does not break down its employment data based on type of job on a state by state basis, although total employment job types are available. Since the higher ranked law schools typically place a higher percentage of graduates in attorney positions, the 2015 U.S. News rankings are included.

Law School Name Law School State

USN Rnk

# of Grads Empl in PA % of Grads Empl in PA
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PA

61

189

64%

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY PA

121

161

79%

PITTSBURGH, UNIVERSITY OF PA

81

147

61%

WIDENER UNIVERSITY-DELAWARE DE

NR

107

38%

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY PA

93

95

40%

WIDENER UNIVERSITY-HARRISBURG PA

NR

73

60%

DREXEL UNIVERSITY PA

129

68

49%

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY PA

51

58

29%

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-CAMDEN NJ

81

48

17%

PENNSYLVANIA, UNIVERSITY OF PA

7

36

14%

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY WV

83

9

7%

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY NY

107

9

4%

OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY OH

NR

9

9%

 

It should also be noted that since these numbers are based on the ABA data, this ranking is subject to all the same limitations applicable to the ABA employment numbers.

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