In a new study looking at 33,000 partners in the nation’s 100 largest law firms, Albany Law School was ranked 63 of some 200 schools. The study, considered the most comprehensive of its kind, also considered the school’s proximity to major legal markets as well as the size of the school.
“Even for those individuals who do not wish to become big-law partners,” stated the report, “ this method of critiquing schools allows for a better prediction of graduates’ ability to secure the job they hope for, regardless of the job.”
“We’ve always known our students graduate with the ability, and the opportunities, to practice law at every level,” said Dean Alicia Ouellette. “This study not only affirms this, but is a testament to the commitment of our many alumni at the world’s leading law firms for hiring our graduates.”
The article, written by University of Minnesota Law Professor Edward S. Adams and Samuel P. Engel, will appear in the May 2015 issue of the Buffalo Law Review.
Press Release here
Executive Summary here with full list of schools