Pitt Law graduates are playing in the big leagues, and the National Law Journal’s most recent report on where big firms are pulling their talent from shows it. The National Law Journal’s Go-To Law Schools report recently highlighted which law schools had the most graduates in the class of 2012 hired by the largest 250 law firms in the nation. The University of Pittsburgh School of Law ranks in the top third of law schools with 8.1% of its 2012 graduates getting hired by the largest 250 law firms in the country. This plants Pitt Law third in Pennsylvania, outpacing peer institutions such as Temple and Penn State with employment placement rates. Indeed, Pitt Law placement rates exceed many of our aspirational and peer law schools beyond Temple and Penn State, including the University of Maryland, Ohio State, Case Western Reserve University, and the University of Cincinnati.
So, where do these graduates end up working? They land jobs at major law firms such as Baker Botts, Jones Day, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and Pittsburgh-based K&L Gates and Reed Smith, according the National Law Journal report.
Moreover, results of a nationwide study of junior and mid-level partners at the top 100 largest U.S. firms show Pitt Law as having produced a record number of law firm partners. The School ranks 39th in terms of producing the most firm partners, well ahead of schools such as Penn State, Rutgers-Camden, and Case Western Reserve University and on par with schools such as Minnesota, Villanova, and Temple.