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Summary: These 50 law schools have the highest numbers of graduates going to an associate position with the nation’s 100 largest law firms.

There are just some law schools known for sending large numbers of their graduates to associate positions with the country’s top law firms. Law.com gathered a list of 50 law schools with the highest percentage of their graduates from this year heading to AmLaw 100 associate jobs.

  
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  1. Columbia Law School – 68 percent or 292 of their graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms
  2. University of Chicago Law School – 60 percent or 128 graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms
  3. New York University School of Law – 57 percent or 277 graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms
  4. University of Virginia School of Law – 56 percent or 167 graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms
  5. University of Pennsylvania Law School – 52 percent or 134 graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms
  6. Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law – 52 percent or 130 graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms
  7. Duke Law School – 51 percent or 115 graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms
  8. Harvard Law School – 50 percent or 610 graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms
  9. Cornell Law School – 48 percent or 98 graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms
  10. University of California, Berkeley School of Law – 46 percent or 142 graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms
  11. Stanford Law School – 43 percent or 84 graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms
  12. Georgetown University Law Center – 40 percent or 271 graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms
  13. Vanderbilt University Law School – 39 percent or 73 graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms
  14. University of Michigan Law School – 37 percent or 124 graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms
  15. University of California at Los Angeles School of Law – 32 percent or 113 graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms
  16. University of Southern California Gould School of Law – 31 percent or 65 graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms
  17. University of Texas School of Law – 29 percent or 93 graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms
  18. Yale Law School – 28 percent or 63 graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms
  19. Boston University School of Law – 26 percent or 56 graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms
  20. Fordham University School of Law – 26 percent or 89 graduates ended up at the largest 100 law firms

Do any of the results surprise you? Did you think Yale would be higher? Is there a school missing that you thought would have been on the list? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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