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University of Chicago Is No. 1 Feeder Law School to Nation’s Top Law Firms

Posted Feb 28, 2011 7:00 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The University of Chicago Law School sent nearly 59 percent of its graduates last year to the nation’s top law firms, putting it in first place on a list of feeder law schools.

Overall, the hiring picture for graduates of the nation’s 50 “Go-To Law Schools” worsened in 2010, the National Law Journal reports. The percentage of grads getting BigLaw jobs was 27.3 percent, compared with 30.3 percent the prior year.

The NLJ ranked the 50 law schools based on the percentage of their 2010 grads getting jobs with the nation’s top 250 law firms. The top five feeder law schools are:

1) University of Chicago

2) Cornell Law School

3) Columbia Law School

4) University of Pennsylvania Law School

5) Harvard Law School

Additional coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Chicago, Howard Are ‘Best Buy’ Feeder Law Schools to Nation’s Top Law Firms"

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