Continuing on from last week’s compilation of top job-hunting tips for newly admitted attorneys, we thought it might be useful to take a broader look at the link between education and employment. This week, we bring you the top law schools to attend when it comes to landing a job.
During the past couple of years, the American Bar Association (ABA) has dramatically increased its efforts to glean information from law schools on the topic of job placement. The ABA’s findings break down the types of jobs graduates have secured, and whether they are full-time, long-term or short-term positions.
Here are the top 5 law schools when it comes to graduates securing full-time, long-term employment:
- The University of Chicago Law School saw 94.9% of its 215 2012 graduates in bar passage jobs
- Following close behind was the University of Virginia Law School; of its 364 graduates, 344 secured bar passage jobs
- The University of Pennsylvania Law School nigh on tied with Virginia, with 94.4% of its 270 2012 graduates achieving full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage
- Rounding out the top 5 and following very close behind were Columbia Law School (at no. 4) with 93.4% of its graduates securing full-time, long-term jobs and Stanford Law School at no. 5 with a rate of 91.2%
If you’ve managed to secure a full-time, long-term position – congratulations! Ensure you keep up to date with NY continuing legal education by either gaining credits through online CLE or partaking in a convenient ‘bridge the gap‘ CLE weekend.