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Which school topped list of go-to law schools for BigLaw hiring?

Posted Feb 27, 2013 6:30 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The University of Pennsylvania sent 60 percent of its graduates to the nation’s top 250 law firms last year, putting it in the No. 1 spot on a list of BigLaw feeder law schools.

The National Law Journal ranked the top 50 go-to law schools. The top 10 are:

• University of Pennsylvania, sending 60 percent of its grads to BigLaw.

• University of Chicago, 55 percent.

• Columbia, 53 percent.

• New York University, almost 53 percent.

• Northwestern, 51 percent.

• Harvard, just over 50 percent.

• Duke, 48 percent.

• Stanford, 47 percent.

• University of California at Berkeley, 45 percent.

• Cornell, 44 percent.

Overall, 25 percent of the graduates at the at the top 50 law schools went to large law firms, compared to 22 percent in 2011.

Pennsylvania was also in the top spot last year.

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