Law Schools Where Grads Actually Get Jobs

Employment Rates At The Top 20 Law Schools 

2015 Ranking School Enrollment 2014 Employed 9 Months After Graduation 2015 Employed 9 Months After Graduation Difference Private – Median Starting Salary Public – Median Starting Salary
8 University of Virginia 1048 96.0% 97.3% 1.3% $160,000 $53,000
4 Columbia University 1248 95.4% 97.0% 1.6% $160,000 $50,000
7 University of Pennsylvania 786 91.2% 97.0% 5.8% $160,000 $60,000
4 University of Chicago 612 95.1% 96.7% 1.6% $160,000 $57,000
2 Stanford University 574 95.8% 96.1% 0.3% $160,000 $62,459
6 New York University 1418 93.8% 95.9% 2.1% $160,000 $51,650
2 Harvard University 1741 93.7% 94.1% 0.4% $160,000 $58,000
1 Yale University 625 91.2% 91.4% 0.2% $160,000 $61,036
20 George Washington University 1287 88.0% 91.0% 3.0% $160,000 $60,000
9 University of California-Berkeley 854 82.6% 88.1% 5.5% $160,000 $60,000
10 Duke University 629 87.4% 87.1% -0.3% $160,000 $55,000
10 University of Michigan 1055 85.8% 86.6% 0.8% $160,000 $57,408
12 Northwestern University 763 84.7% 85.8% 1.1% $160,000 $63,000
13 Cornell University 576 76.1% 85.8% 9.7% $160,000 $60,742
13 Georgetown University 1695 71.1% 84.3% 13.2% $160,000 $58,000
15 University of Texas-Austin 1046 76.7% 81.5% 4.8% $160,000 $50,000
19 Emory University 811 76.0% 78.6% 2.6% $100,000 $55,000
16 UCLA 975 64.8% 77.2% 12.4% $160,000 $56,704
20 University of Minnesota 721 66.3% 75.2% 8.9% $102,000 $49,000
18 Washington University (MO) 687 66.6% 75.0% 8.4% $110,500 $55,067
16 Vanderbilt University 566 76.3% 74.5% -1.8% $130,000 $57,000
20 USC 602 69.6% 72.4% 2.8% $160,000 $60,000

 
Source: U.S. News & World Report 2015 ranking of the best law schools
 

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