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- New ABA data shows which law schools had the highest percentage of recent grads land full-time legal jobs
- So-called T-14 schools made up half of the top 20
- Some lower-cost public schools also made the list
(Reuters) – Nearly 96% of Columbia Law School’s 2021 juris doctors landed permanent, full-time jobs that require passing the bar—the highest among all 196 American Bar Association-accredited law schools in a new ABA report.
Hot on Columbia’s heels was the University of Chicago Law School and Duke Law School, which both sent nearly 94% of last year’s graduates into such positions — widely considered the gold standard for newly minted JDs.
The ABA on Monday released a trove of data on the Class of 2021’s employment outcomes that shows entry legal