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This law school sent the most grads into full-time, long-term legal jobs

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The University of Chicago Law School. Jannis Tobias Werner /

The University of Chicago Law School sent nearly 91 percent of its 2015 graduates to full-time, long-term legal jobs, earning it a No. 1 spot on a list of the top schools for such employment.

The National Law Journal (sub. req.) reports on its findings, which are based on ABA employment data. Its list was based on the percentage of 2015 law grads employed in full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage and were not funded by the schools.

The top 10 are:

1) University of Chicago Law School (90.82 percent)

2) University of Pennsylvania Law School (89.84 percent)

3) Cornell Law School (89.62 percent)

4) Duke Law School (88.94 percent)

5) New York University School of Law (87.42 percent)

6) Columbia Law School (87.17 percent)

7) Harvard Law School (85.91 percent)

8) University of California at Berkeley School of Law (85.25 percent)

9) Stanford Law School (85.13 percent)

10) University of Michigan Law School (85.03 percent)

Yale Law School was No. 14, but it was No. 1 on a list of law schools that sent the most grads to federal clerkships. It was followed by Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, the University of Virginia School of Law and the University of Chicago Law School.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, Southwestern Law School topped a list of the law schools with the highest percentage of 2015 graduates who were seeking jobs but had not found employment 10 months after graduation. It was followed by Florida Coastal School of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, Liberty University School of Law and the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

See also: “These law schools top rankings that focus on quality legal jobs”

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