Villanova Among Top Law Schools to Produce Partners in Largest Firms

Mark Hostutler
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Villanova beat out Stanford, the University of Chicago, Yale, Duke, and Cornell on the list of American law schools that have produced the most partners in the largest firms, writes Vivia Chen of The American Lawyer.

Listed below are schools that produced the highest number of partners (11 or more) in the nation’s 100 largest law firms last year, according to The National Law Journal:

1. Harvard – 34 new partners
2. Georgetown – 32
3. Michigan – 24
3. Virginia – 24
5. NYU – 18
6. Penn -17
6. GW – 17
8. Northwestern – 16
8. California (Berkeley) – 16
10. Boston College – 15
10. Fordham – 15
12. Columbia -14
12. Villanova – 14
14. Texas – 12
15. Stanford – 11
15. UCLA – 11
15. Vanderbilt – 11
15. Rutgers – 11

According to Chen, Villanova and Rutgers are outperforming their rank from the U.S. News & World Report, which ranked the pair at a tie for 87.

Rutgers’s proximity to New York probably helps (through its merger last year with the law school in Camden, it now has two campuses). More mysterious is how little Villanova (only 215 graduates) did so well. Coming in with 14 partners, Villanova seems to be punching way above its weight.

Click here to read more coverage of Villanova’s rank among the best law schools in the country.

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