Law Schools That Deliver The Jobs & Highest Pay

Placement and Salary Rankings (1-25)

2016 RankSchool2016 Employed 9 Months After Graduation2015 Employed 9 Months After Graduation2014 Employed 9 Months After Graduation2016 vs. 2015 Difference3 Year DifferencePrivate – Median Starting SalaryPublic – Median Starting Salary
1Yale University88.7%91.4%91.2%-2.7%-2.5%$160,000$61,245
2Harvard University95.0%94.1%93.7%0.9%1.3%$160,000$62,585
2Stanford University92.8%96.1%95.8%-3.3%-3.0%$160,000$59,000
4University of Chicago96.3%96.7%95.1%-0.4%1.2%$160,000$57,408
4Columbia University97.0%97.0%95.4%0.0%1.6%$160,000$47,775
6New York University95.5%95.9%93.8%-0.4%1.7%$160,000$57,408
7University of Pennsylvania96.5%97.0%91.2%-0.5%5.3%$160,000$57,982
8University of California-Berkeley90.4%88.1%82.6%2.3%7.8%$160,000$58,500
8Duke University87.6%87.1%87.4%0.5%0.2%$160,000$53,000
8University of Virginia97.0%97.3%96.0%-0.3%1.0%$160,000$47,274
11University of Michigan84.5%86.6%85.8%-2.1%-1.3%$160,000$57,408
12Northwestern University90.8%85.8%84.7%5.0%6.1%$160,000$59,000
13Cornell University89.6%85.8%76.1%3.8%13.5%$160,000$64,729
14Georgetown University89.8%84.3%71.1%5.5%18.7%$160,000$57,408
15University of Texas-Austin86.2%81.5%76.7%4.7%9.5%$160,000$50,704
16UCLA82.2%77.2%64.8%5.0%17.4%$160,000$47,779
17Vanderbilt University90.8%74.5%76.3%16.3%14.5%$110,000$55,000
18Washington University (MO)75.7%75.0%66.6%0.7%9.1%$120,000$53,000
19Emory University93.5%78.6%76.0%14.9%17.5%$135,000$57,704
20USC72.2%72.4%69.6%-0.2%2.6%$152,500$64,000
20University of Minnesota78.5%75.2%66.3%3.3%12.2%$89,000$50,000
22University of Alabama86.7%86.0%87.8%0.7%-1.1%$105,000$57,508
22George Washington University89.2%91.0%88.0%-1.8%1.2%$160,000$57,000
22University of Iowa82.6%77.3%72.7%5.3%9.9%$83,500$52,500
25University of Notre Dame80.4%77.6%66.8%2.8%13.6%$105,000$57,204

 

Source: U.S. News & World Report