Friday, May 15, 2020
Lawsky's Entry-Level Hiring Report for 2019-20
Professor Lawsky (Northwestern) has released her typically excellent entry-level hiring report for this academic year. I'll have more to say about some of what we learn from these results in a subsequent post.
I'll add one data point: Professor Lawsky reports the number of graduates by school who got law teaching job, but not how many were on the market. Using the first FAR distribution (not a perfect metric, since it includes LLMs as well as JDs, but that effect probably washes out across schools), here are the schools ranked by the success rate of their graduates on the market (for all schools that placed at least two graduates and had at least five graduates on the market):
1. University of Chicago (57% [4/7])
2. Stanford University (53% [9/17])
3. Yale University (51% [18/35])
4. University of California Berkeley (46% [5/11])
5. Harvard University (33% [12/36])
6. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (23% [3/13])
7. New York University (20% [6/20])
8. Columbia University (15% [2/13])
9. Georgetown University [14% [3/22])
Northwestern had only three graduates on the market, but placed two of them, so 67%!
I've calculated this a couple of times before: here are the results for 2019 and 2016.