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Columbia Takes the Lead

Columbia led the way as large-firm hiring grew during the past year.

, The National Law Journal


Columbia Law School
Columbia Law School

We also asked law firms where their new partners came from, and Harvard Law School once again had the largest number of associates-turned-partners in 2013. Chicago-based Kirkland & Ellis reported the largest class of new associates at 157.

Contact Karen Sloan at ksloan@alm.com.


Rank Law school Percent of graduates
at NLJ 250 firms
1 Columbia Law School 65.45%
2 New York University School of Law 54.93%
3 Harvard Law School 53.55%
4 University of Chicago Law School 53.02%
5 University of Pennsylvania Law School 52.51%
6 Northwestern University School of Law 51.05%
7 Duke Law School 48.55%
8 Stanford Law School 47.09%
9 Cornell Law School 45.08%
10 University of California, Berkeley School of Law 44.85%


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