Top Law Schools for Making Partner
A fascinating new study by Theodore Seto is required reading for prospective law students choosing between schools and hiring partners at large law firms allocating recruiting resources.
The most important implication is that hiring is a local thing, so that you have a much better chance of becoming a partner at a large L.A. firm if you go to Loyola Los Angeles rather than Vanderbilt.
Another important thing: throw your U.S. News magazine away if you care about which law schools graduate the people who become big-law partners.
Spoiler alert, here is an excerpt from Table 1, showing the Top Feeder Partners in the National Law Journal 100 :
4. U. Va.