The Top 18 Law Schools for Placing Graduates in New Jersey Jobs

Top Law Schools for Placing Graduates in Jobs in New Jersey

The Top 18 Law Schools for Placing Graduates in New Jersey Jobs

If you are looking to go to a law school that will set you up for employment in the Garden State, then this ranking could be very helpful to you.  Below is a ranking of law schools placing graduates in jobs in New Jersey based on the 2013 graduating class as reported to the ABA.  Also included is the percentage of graduates from each law school employed in New Jersey. There are a couple of important things to note when reading this ranking.  First, the ABA numbers do not distinguish between the types of employment when broken down by state and so these jobs are not necessarily lawyer positions.  Since the higher ranked schools tend to place more students in lawyer positions, we included the U.S. News ranking for each of these institutions below. Also, as one might accurately assume, most of the law schools on this list also place a significant number of graduates in the New York market.

Law School Name

USN Rnk

# of Grads Empl in NJ % of Grads Empl. In NJ
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

68

186

60%

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEWARK

83

153

57%

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-CAMDEN

81

143

52%

NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL

140

38

7%

WIDENER UNIVERSITY-DELAWARE

NR

37

13%

CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW

64

24

6%

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

36

23

5%

PACE UNIVERSITY

140

20

7%

BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL

83

19

4%

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

61

19

6%

DREXEL UNIVERSITY

129

18

13%

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

93

14

6%

TOURO COLLEGE

NR

10

4%

ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY

107

8

3%

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY

135

8

3%

CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

113

8

6%

WIDENER UNIVERSITY-HARRISBURG

NR

7

6%

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL OF UNION UNIVERSITY

118

5

3%

 

Since the employment numbers above are based on the ABA data for employment of the 2013 graduating class nine months after graduation as reported by each respective law school, this ranking is subject to the same limitations as the ABA employment data.

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