The National Law Journal Just released their annual Go-To Law Schools Report on hiring at firms in the NLJ 250 during 2010. The report the top 50 law schools, based on success in placing class of 2010 graduates in NLJ 250 firms. Two thing jumped out at me. First, big-firm placement rates dropped off quickly from the top school, University of Chicago Law School, with 58.97% of its class of 2010, to the 50th-ranked school, Washington and Lee University Law School, with 10.85%. Second, two schools outside the top-50 law schools in the 2010 US News rankings, but located in or near major metropolitan areas, landed in the top 50 in the Go-To rankings: Rutgers School of Law–Newark (Tier 2) and Howard University School of Law (Tier 3), which ranked 49th and 31st, respectively.
posted by Gary Rosin