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Low Ranked Law Schools That Can Get You Into Top Ranked Law Firms

Top law firms typically recruit from top schools like Harvard, Stanford, and Yale. Yet there are other, lower ranking law schools that have been able to repeatedly secure positions at top law firms for their alumni despite their rankings.

Revelio Labs

4/6/21

Top law firms typically recruit from top schools like Harvard, Stanford, and Yale. Yet there are other, lower ranking law schools that have been able to repeatedly secure positions at top law firms for their alumni despite their rankings.


In a recent partnership with Business Insider (See 7 surprising law schools that could land you a job in Big Law), we’re able to track the law firm ranking distribution for each university.

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And below we’re able to see the university ranking for each law firm:

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Takeaways:

  • Unlike in other fields, top schools in law have a disproportionate advantage for getting students into top firms.
  • Some schools in the bottom half of the 2022 US News Best Law Schools rankings also have promising performance. These schools include: Suffolk University Law School; Northern Illinois University College of Law; and The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.
  • It’s worth noting that tuition is not correlated to a school's ability to get students into top firms. Schools like Northern Illinois University College of Law have a highly competitive tuition of $22,082 and have an acceptance rate of 53.4%.

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