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Postby greeniguanadon » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:58 pm

I thought that some of you may find this article useful and interesting. It has a list of the top ten schools that partners in big law firms went to in a few big markets.
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress ... t1111/#/16

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Postby landla » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:00 pm

Thanks! I've been looking at information similar to this, so the article is great.

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rinkrat19
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Re: Location Location Location

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:03 pm

Interesting info, but keep in mind that the market has changed a lot since those partners were hired, 7+ years ago.

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Re: Location Location Location

Postby duckmoney » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:17 pm

I think a list of new associates hired in the past 2 years would be a much better indicator of the present conditions / future of legal hiring. This information would be incredibly difficult to compile, though, especially on the scale that magazine has done.

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Re: Location Location Location

Postby bdubs » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:20 pm

Take a list of the top 20 schools, sort them in order of class size --> get something very close to the list of "most partners" nationwide

This is not helpful

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Re: Location Location Location

Postby ahnhub » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:22 pm

Some of what the article says is legitimate-- it may be a better idea to go to Loyola L.A. over Vanderbilt if you want to work in L.A (although I could see that being debatable, quite frankly).

But a lot of it is deceptive and self-serving. Yes, Boston College puts a lot more people than Harvard into Boston firms, who become partners, and I'm sure good relationships form between the school and those firms. But that's because Harvard grads go to work for NYC Biglaw.

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Postby 005618502 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:00 pm

ahnhub wrote:Some of what the article says is legitimate-- it may be a better idea to go to Loyola L.A. over Vanderbilt if you want to work in L.A (although I could see that being debatable, quite frankly).

But a lot of it is deceptive and self-serving. Yes, Boston College puts a lot more people than Harvard into Boston firms, who become partners, and I'm sure good relationships form between the school and those firms. But that's because Harvard grads go to work for NYC Biglaw.


Interesting article. But the bolded is always incorrect.

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Postby 071816 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:06 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:
ahnhub wrote:Some of what the article says is legitimate-- it may be a better idea to go to Loyola L.A. over Vanderbilt if you want to work in L.A (although I could see that being debatable, quite frankly).

But a lot of it is deceptive and self-serving. Yes, Boston College puts a lot more people than Harvard into Boston firms, who become partners, and I'm sure good relationships form between the school and those firms. But that's because Harvard grads go to work for NYC Biglaw.


Interesting article. But the bolded is always incorrect.


I agree. The bolded may have been more true 5-10 years ago, but in this market it doesn't appear to be the case unless we are talking full, guaranteed scholarship at Loyola vs. nothing/very little $ at Vanderbilt.

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Re: Location Location Location

Postby crv8623 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:07 pm

I am kind of surprised that John Marshall made the list.

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Re: Location Location Location

Postby nids333 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:17 pm

crv8623 wrote:I am kind of surprised that John Marshall made the list.


Completely agree

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Re: Location Location Location

Postby PakiGuy87 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:04 am

crv8623 wrote:I am kind of surprised that John Marshall made the list.


Here is why I believe its actually unsurprising:

1. JMLS has a large class size (presumably through the years when the majority of partners in the study attended).
2. It is a highly regional school (majority of grads seek employment in Chicago, most likely because they're limited to Chicago and work their way to being partner here)
3. Massive alumni base (as a result of #1 above through the years)
4. Note that within the Chicago law schools, it came in last. It would have been a surprise to me if it beat out Loyola and DePaul

You see something relatively similar happen in LA with Southwestern School of Law. See the article's ranking of that school's partners in LA firms.




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