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Top Law Schools for Placing Graduates in Jobs in Massachusetts by Number

If you are planning on attending law school and seeking to gain employment in the state of Massachusetts afterwards then this ranking may be helpful for you to consider your options. This ranking is based on the employment data provided by the ABA and is subject to the limitations of that data.  Since the ABA does not break down employment type by state, it is important to note that this ranking includes all types of jobs and not just law graduates employed as attorneys. Also, the ABA only reports the placements from the top three jurisdictions for each law school and so some schools may be omitted from this list based on that limitation.  For instance, Harvard almost certainly placed more than 5 students in jobs in Massachusetts, but since the top three placement jurisdictions for 2013 Harvard graduates were New York, California and Washington D.C. , the ABA did not report the number of Harvard’s graduate placements in Massachusetts.

Law School Name State

USN Rnk

Empl % at 9 Mo. # of Grads Empl in MA % of Grads Empl in MA
SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY MA

NR

69.31%

258

54%

NEW ENGLAND LAW | BOSTON MA

NR

77.78%

193

56%

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY MA

93

82.57%

126

58%

BOSTON COLLEGE MA

36

87.75%

119

47%

BOSTON UNIVERSITY MA

27

87.41%

116

42%

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH MA

NR

71.84%

58

56%

WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY MA

NR

78.20%

37

28%

CONNECTICUT, UNIVERSITY OF CT

54

81.82%

20

11%

ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY RI

NR

73.14%

17

10%

NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY OF NH

93

85.05%

13

12%

QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY CT

118

82.43%

5

3%

 

Georgia Law Grad Job Placements Broken Down by Law School

If you are a prospective law student and you hail from the Peach State (or at least you aspire to practice in Georgia following law school), then this is the law school ranking for you.  This listing includes the top 12 law schools for placing graduates in jobs in Georgia.  You should note that the employment data is not broken down based on the type of job and non-lawyer placements are included in these numbers.

The ABA provides data on the number of employed graduates working in lawyer jobs based on each school and employment by state, but does not provide employment data by state and job type together.  Generally speaking, the higher ranked law schools typically place more graduates in attorney positions and so the U.S. News Rankings are included in this list.  Also, the higher ranked schools tend to place more graduates in large law firms in New York and California and so the lower percentage of graduates employed in Georgia for higher ranked law schools is likely a function of their graduates having more options both inside and outside the state. This listing is based on the total number of 2013 graduates placed in Georgia nine months after graduation, but also includes the graduates from that law school placed in Georgia as a percentage of the law school’s graduating class.

Law School Name

USN Rnk

# of Grads Empl in GA % of Grads Empl in GA
ATLANTA’S JOHN MARSHALL LAW SHOOL

NR

166

71%

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

64

156

80%

EMORY UNIVERSITY

19

147

50%

GEORGIA, UNIVERSITY OF

29

138

59%

MERCER UNIVERSITY

104

112

71%

SAMFORD UNIVERSITY

135

19

12%

FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL OF LAW

NR

18

3%

SOUTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF

93

9

4%

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

72

6

3%

TENNESSEE, UNIVERSITY OF

72

6

4%

ARKANSAS, LITTLE ROCK, UNIVERSITY OF

121

5

3%

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

45

5

2%

 

The above data is based on employment information provided by the law schools to the ABA and is subject to the same limitations as the ABA data.

Law Schools with the Most Job Placements in Virginia

The Top Law Schools for Placing Students in Jobs in the State of North Carolina

If you are considering law school with the goal of practicing in Virginia then this ranking might be helpful as you consider your options.  As with all rankings, it is important to read the results in context of what outside factors might be driving these numbers. For instance, the University of Virginia placed only 17% of its graduates in the state of Virginia.  This result is driven by a couple of factors. First, UVA places more attorneys in the both the jurisdictions of New York and the District of Columbia than in Virginia. Second, as a top ten law school, Virginia draws applications and students from all over the country and so its placements are likely less focused in the immediate area of the law school compared to other law schools in Virginia.

An aspiring attorney seeking to practice in Virginia, if given the choice, would certainly be better-served attending Virginia’s flagship law school, a top 10 program, than attending a much lower ranked law school based solely on the number of Virginia placements. That said, this ranking is still helpful in terms of determining what kind of connections a particular law school is likely to have within its alumni network in Virginia.  It should be noted that these numbers are based on the total employment of law graduates in Virginia and do not reflect the total number of attorney positions. The higher ranked law schools typically have a higher percentage of graduates hired as attorneys and so the 2015 U.S. News Ranking is included.

 

Law School Name USN Rnk # of Grads Empl. In VA % of Grads Empl. In VA
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

46

114

45%

RICHMOND, UNIVERSITY OF

51

92

65%

WILLIAM AND MARY LAW SCHOOL

24

71

33%

VIRGINIA, UNIVERSITY OF

8

61

17%

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

72

49

10%

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

20

46

8%

REGENT UNIVERSITY

NR

36

26%

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA

107

34

14%

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

NR

30

32%

WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY

43

22

15%

APPALACHIAN SCHOOL OF LAW

NR

17

19%

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

NR

13

16%

BALTIMORE, UNIVERSITY OF

135

12

4%

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

31

10

6%

MARYLAND, UNIVERSITY OF

46

10

3%

CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF LAW

NR

7

3%

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

51

6

3%

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

83

6

5%

The data in this ranking is based on the employment data for 2013 graduates 9 months after graduation that is provided by the law schools to the ABA. Only law schools which placed 6 or more graduates in Virginia were included in this ranking.

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.

Top Law Schools for Finding Employment in New York

The Best Law Schools For Placing Graduates in New York Jobs

This ranking lists the top law schools for placing graduates in jobs in the State of New York.  If you are hoping to work in the big apple following graduation from law school, this list may be helpful as you consider where you may wish to attend or apply. Only law schools that placed 5 or more graduates in jobs in the State of New York are included in the ranking.

Law School Name Law School State

USN Rnk

Empl % 9 Mo. After Graduation # of Grads Empl in NY % of Grads Empl in NY
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY NY

36

90.64%

372

77%

BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL NY

83

88.49%

363

76%

NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL NY

140

80.07%

360

64%

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY NY

6

95.72%

341

64%

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY NY

4

97.25%

291

67%

CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW NY

64

78.14%

250

63%

ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY NY

107

86.08%

238

77%

HARVARD UNIVERSITY MA

2

96.19%

197

34%

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY NY

135

74.29%

187

59%

PACE UNIVERSITY NY

140

80.95%

181

62%

TOURO COLLEGE NY

NR

76.09%

161

70%

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY DC

13

93.02%

144

22%

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL OF UNION UNIVERSITY NY

118

82.65%

141

72%

CORNELL UNIVERSITY NY

13

92.23%

109

56%

PENNSYLVANIA, UNIVERSITY OF PA

7

97.30%

104

40%

CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK NY

113

80.43%

87

63%

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY NY

107

80.39%

82

40%

MICHIGAN, UNIVERSITY OF MI

10

89.72%

68

17%

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEWARK NJ

83

87.04%

65

24%

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY DC

20

93.53%

64

11%

UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO-SUNY NY

100

81.55%

63

27%

VIRGINIA, UNIVERSITY OF VA

8

97.80%

62

17%

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY IL

12

94.37%

60

21%

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY NJ

68

89.00%

57

18%

YALE UNIVERSITY CT

1

92.61%

51

25%

DUKE UNIVERSITY NC

10

93.36%

50

21%

BOSTON UNIVERSITY MA

27

87.41%

41

15%

CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY, UNIVERSITY OF CA

9

93.02%

34

11%

CHICAGO, UNIVERSITY OF IL

4

97.21%

34

16%

EMORY UNIVERSITY GA

19

97.60%

33

11%

THOMAS M. COOLEY LAW SCHOOL MI

NR

62.47%

33

3%

STANFORD UNIVERSITY CA

3

95.88%

31

16%

BOSTON COLLEGE MA

36

87.75%

30

12%

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MO

18

89.33%

30

10%

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY TN

16

94.17%

24

12%

HOWARD UNIVERSITY DC

135

84.06%

23

17%

TULANE UNIVERSITY LA

46

87.30%

22

9%

TEXAS AT AUSTIN, UNIVERSITY OF TX

15

89.42%

21

6%

WILLIAM AND MARY LAW SCHOOL VA

24

90.78%

19

9%

SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY MA

NR

69.31%

17

4%

MINNESOTA, UNIVERSITY OF MN

20

94.53%

16

6%

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY PA

93

72.92%

15

6%

WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY MA

NR

78.20%

15

11%

CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES, UNIVERSITY OF CA

16

90.96%

14

4%

NORTH CAROLINA, UNIVERSITY OF NC

31

82.26%

14

6%

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY MI

87

88.04%

14

5%

ILLINOIS, UNIVERSITY OF IL

40

86.15%

13

6%

MIAMI, UNIVERSITY OF FL

61

85.58%

12

3%

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY PA

51

72.50%

12

6%

WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY VA

43

81.82%

12

8%

FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL OF LAW FL

NR

62.10%

12

2%

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY MA

93

82.57%

11

5%

CONNECTICUT, UNIVERSITY OF CT

54

81.82%

11

6%

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-CAMDEN NJ

81

79.35%

10

4%

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY OH

64

88.79%

10

4%

QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY CT

118

82.43%

9

6%

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PA

61

87.46%

9

3%

WISCONSIN, UNIVERSITY OF WI

31

86.51%

9

4%

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY VA

46

91.76%

8

3%

ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY (FLORIDA) FL

NR

70.87%

7

3%

AVE MARIA SCHOOL OF LAW FL

NR

69.81%

7

4%

NEW ENGLAND LAW | BOSTON MA

NR

77.78%

7

2%

PITTSBURGH, UNIVERSITY OF PA

81

80.17%

7

3%

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY OH

31

93.78%

6

3%

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FL

NR

86.84%

5

2%

 

 

Like all rankings, this should be read in context with an understanding of the ranking’s limitations. For instance, the number of graduates employed does not distinguish between types of employment, such as whether the law grad is employed as an attorney or in a non-legal field. While these numbers are available from the ABA in the aggregate for each law school, the types of jobs taken are not broken down on a state by state basis.

See Fuller’s Prior Year Ranking for Law Graduate Employment in New York

Since the higher ranked law schools tend to place more graduates in attorney positions, the ranking includes both the 2015 U.S. News Ranking for each school as well as the total employment percentages for each school as of 9 months after graduation. Lastly, the ABA only lists the top 3 states for employment placements for each school and so there may be some schools that are omitted from the list because they placed more graduates in three other jurisdictions.

See The Top Undergraduate Universities for Getting Into Law School in New York

The Top 10 Colleges in Massachusetts for Law School Placements

Future Lawyer Image Blend

If you are considering colleges in Massachusetts and you know that law school is in your future then this ranking may be helpful to you as you weigh different options.  Of course any ranking should be taken in context and for law school admissions the prestige of the University you attend is far more important than the number of students going on to law school, but for evaluating schools with similar academic reputations these rankings can be meaningful. The state of Massachusetts is one of the key centers of education in the United States, and the world, with some of the most prestigious universities that provide amazing opportunities for its students. The following rankings provide the top ten universities in Massachusetts for placing graduates in law school including placements by number and by percentage of graduates.[1]

 

School Name 5 yr Ave Total Enrollment % Going on To Law School
HARVARD UNIVERSITY

333

6658

16.96%

AMHERST COLLEGE

90

1817

16.84%

BOSTON COLLEGE

382

9110

15.21%

WILLIAMS COLLEGE

83

2052

15.13%

COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS

102

2926

11.69%

TUFTS UNIVERSITY OF ARTS & SCIENCES

175

5255

11.47%

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY

130

3588

11.29%

SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY

85

5770

7.33%

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

363

18306

6.71%

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

187

13107

4.91%

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST

233

21928

3.73%

Footnotes    (↵ returns to text)
  1. The information in this ranking estimates the number of graduates as 22% of the total undergraduate enrollment as reported by the Universities to U.S. News and the placement data is based on an average for the last five years of the ABA data provided to LSAC for the top 240 law school feeder schools.

Decline in Admissions Numbers Means Greater Opportunities for Aspiring Law Students

Ranking of Law School Job Placements in Ohio

Are you seeking to attend a prestigious law school, but concerned about your likelihood of admission?  If so, the downward trend in qualitative metrics for admitted students from last year may give you hope.

The famed U.S. News Law School rankings are set to come out tomorrow and there may be some interesting movements based on the quantitative metrics from last year’s enrollment.  The numbers that have already been released to the ABA regarding admitted students suggest that it is easier than ever to get into a prestigious law school for aspiring law students.  Law schools have been faced with significantly fewer applications and, therefore, have had to decide whether to retain admissions standards and reduce enrollment or allow a dip in admissions standards in order to retain steady enrollment numbers.  A reduction in admissions standards directly affects the law school’s U.S. News ranking.  On average, LSAT scores for admitted students are down across all law schools by one point just from 2012 to 2013.[1]  A one point drop in LSAT scores across all admitted students in just one year is an enormous drop, which suggests that law schools are widely electing to lower admissions standards.

While law schools may be sweating out the current downturn in applications, if you are considering law school then this trend means you will likely be able to gain admission at a better law school than you otherwise would have if you applied 5 years ago. If you are a prospective law student then this is what you call a buyer’s market with law schools cutting tuition costs and re-considering ways to make law school more affordable and less risky.

Footnotes    (↵ returns to text)
  1. See Thoughts on Fall 2013 Enrollment and Profile Data Among Law Schools by Jerry Organ (The Legal Whiteboard, March 2, 2014).

The Top 21 Universities Near Washington D.C. for Placing Graduates in Law School

Ranking of Law Schools Placing Students in the District of Columbia

If you’re looking to attend college in the D.C. area or either of its surrounding states and you think you may likely be headed to law school after graduation, then this ranking may be helpful to you as you make your decision.  While the overall reputation of the undergraduate program should be the most important factor in terms of admissions to law school, this ranking might be helpful in weighing your options. Schools that place a lot of students in law school may have stronger pre-law resources for navigating the murky waters of the law school application process.  It’s also really helpful to have a few friends who are preparing for the LSAT and writing personal statements at the same time as you to bounce ideas off of, so attending a school that places a lot of its students in law school can be a real advantage. If nothing else, you’ll have some college friends to network with who are also attorneys. So here’s the list of D.C. area undergraduate programs ranked by the percent of graduates who go on to law school.[1]

 

School Name 5 yr Ave Total Enrollment % Going on To Law School
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

403

7552

19.01%

WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY

96

1838

18.36%

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

458

10464

14.88%

HOWARD UNIVERSITY

205

7113

12.72%

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND

88

3074

11.42%

COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY

207

6171

11.38%

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

230

7299

10.67%

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

459

15822

9.07%

HAMPTON UNIVERSITY

101

3851

9.00%

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-COLLEGE PARK

575

26487

7.95%

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY

98

3917

7.70%

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

137

6153

7.68%

VIRGINIA TECH

210

23859

3.49%

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

148

18107

2.98%

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

189

20653

2.92%

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-BALTIMORE COUNTY

82

10953

2.88%

TOWSON UNIVERSITY

103

17988

2.13%

VA COMMONWEALTH UNIV ACADEMIC DIVISION

99

23951

1.77%

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY

74

19612

1.56%

UNIV OF MARYLAND – UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

91

28273

1.50%

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

77

46133

0.85%

 

While the Washington D.C. schools really dominate the top of this list, the percentages of students placed in law school from these universities are off the charts on the high end compared to most schools across the nation.  In fact, in most areas a 10% placement rate is very high and anything above 5% is considered strong.  The D.C. area is just different when it comes to placing students in law school, which makes sense considering the significant number of both law schools and law jobs in the D.C. area.

It should be noted that this ranking includes all schools in D.C., Maryland and Virginia that placed over 65 students in law school annually over a 5 year period.  The schools at the bottom of the list are likely surpassed in percentage by smaller schools that place higher percentages of students, but averaged fewer than 65 students over the relevant period and were, therefore, excluded from this data set. Also, as a D.C. area resident, I recognize that there are schools that are much closer in proximity to D.C. than some of the Virginia schools, but I had to draw a line for what is “close” to Washington D.C. and using the district together with its two immediately surrounding States made sense for purposes of this ranking.

Footnotes    (↵ returns to text)
  1. Data is based on enrollments provided by universities and published by U.S. News as well as the five year average of law school feeder schools placements as provided by the ABA and published by LSAC.

Enrollments and Selectivity Continue to Drop for Law Schools – Last Week’s Law School News

Law School Weekly News

The news for law schools this last week included another round of significant reductions in enrollments and the corresponding downward adjustment to selectivity in the admissions process. Also included is an interesting debate over affirmative action and the ever expanding executive power under the Obama presidency.

Law School Becomes Less Selective (GW Hatchet, March 3, 2014). Article chronicles how George Washington Law School has become significantly less selective in its admissions policies in order to maintain enrollment numbers.

Our view: Concerns about Obama’s use of executive power (Midland Daily News, March 2, 2014).  Article expands on Law Professor Jonathan Turley’s concerns over President Obama’s use of executive power.

UMaine law school dean stepping down (Washington Times, March 1, 2014). University of Main’s law school dean is stepping down as dean effective June 2015, but will continue on staff as a professor.

Law School Hosts Debate on the Merits of Affirmative Action (The Harvard Crimson, February 28, 2014). The Harvard Federalist Society and the American Constitutional Society co-sponsored a debate on whether Affirmative Action programs in higher education does more harm than good.

Local Law School Enrollment Drops by Over 30% (Philadelphia Business Journal, February 27, 2014). Article notes the severe reduction in enrollments at law schools local to Philadelphia averaging over a 30% drop across all schools, although Penn saw a modest increase in enrollment.

 

The Top 20 Undergraduate Universities in New York for Getting Into Law School

Find Out Which Law Schools Place Graduates in Illinois Jobs

If you are trying to decide between undergraduate programs in New York and you know that law school is in your future, then this ranking might be helpful for you.  There are, of course, other more important considerations like the university’s overall reputation and prestige, but certain undergraduate programs, called feeder schools, have a knack for placing a high number of graduates in law school. These schools often have outstanding pre-law advisement services and if a higher percentage of your peers are aspiring law students, then you will have more opportunities to make friends with similarly-situated students.  This can be a great resource for you as you navigate the murky waters of the law school application process.

Here are the rankings of top 20 undergraduate universities in New York for placing students in law school.[1]

 

School Name 5 yr Ave Total Enrollment % Going on To Law School

1

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

234

6068

14.09%

2

VASSAR COLLEGE

95

2406

13.65%

3

BARNARD COLLEGE-COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

94

2504

13.12%

4

COLGATE UNIVERSITY

104

2871

12.70%

5

CORNELL UNIVERSITY-NY

493

14261

9.91%

6

JOHN JAY COLLEGE – CUNY

226

13116

8.30%

7

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY

143

6893

7.77%

8

SUNY AT BINGHAMTON CENTER

254

12356

7.14%

9

SUNY AT ALBANY

233

12875

6.26%

10

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

233

14798

6.08%

11

ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY-QUEENS

246

15840

6.05%

12

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

102

5785

5.99%

13

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

395

22498

5.56%

14

FORDHAM UNIV.

125

8325

4.92%

15

SUNY AT STONY BROOK CENTER

200

16003

4.70%

16

SUNY AT BUFFALO CENTER

226

19505

4.04%

17

QUEENS COLLEGE – CUNY

137

16187

3.36%

18

BARUCH COLLEGE – CUNY

101

13777

2.74%

19

BROOKLYN COLLEGE – CUNY

93

13099

2.65%

20

HUNTER COLLEGE – CUNY

111

16708

2.15%

 

The smaller liberal arts institutions are placing a significant percentage of graduates in law schools as Vassar, Barnard, & Colgate rank just below Columbia. New York University places a relatively low percentage of graduates in law school across the university at large, but NYU placed the second most students overall in law school averaging 395 graduates per year.

 

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  1. Ranking based on data taken from the TOP 240 ABA APPLICANT FEEDER SCHOOLS FOR FALL APPLICANTS and covers only universities which that placed 65 or more students in law school last year.