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Northwestern Law Ranked #2 for BigLaw Job Placement

February 17, 2017

In Vault’s 2016 survey of over 15,000 BigLaw associates, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law ranked #2 as a "feeder" school for BigLaw firms (defined as firms with 150 or more associates), after accounting for school size. According to Vault, Northwestern Law outperforms its expected BigLaw representation by 315%.

"Our strength with BigLaw firms is a testament to the quality of Northwestern Law graduates, as well as their track records of success. Firms are confident that our graduates will be successful in that environment," said Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez.

"In addition to hosting one of the nation's largest on-campus interview programs, the entire Career Strategy Center team works with employers and alumni across the country to build and maintain our pipeline to a wide range of opportunities for students and graduates. When visiting law firms, we are routinely told that we are one of their 'priority schools', as they know our students are mature, experienced professionals,” said David Diamond, assistant dean of career strategy.

Vault provides detailed information on nearly 5,000 companies in more than 120 industries. Vault's rankings and ratings are regularly cited by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, Money, and countless other news outlets. This is the largest published survey of law firm associates.