Fordham Law School Ranks Fifth for Placement at Top Paying FirmsMay 23, 2006
The business of law is booming and few law schools are better than Fordham Law School when it comes to placing graduates at the most successful firms. An analysis of the recently released AmLaw 100 shows that Fordham ranks fifth in number of graduates at the 30 firms with the highest average partner compensation. The only law schools ahead of Fordham are Harvard, NYU, Columbia and Georgetown.
"We are pleased to rank in the top five," said William Treanor, the Dean of Fordham Law School. "We focus our education on practicing the law as well as knowing the law, so firms have come to realize that our graduates are prepared to work effectively right from the start. And our location in Manhattan within walking distance of many of the country's elite firms assures that there are exceptional opportunities available for students."
Fordham Law School compiled the rankings from the 2006 AmLaw 100 released in the May issue of American Lawyer and Martindale-Hubbell listings.
Attorney Representation by Law School at Top 30 AmLaw 100 Firms Ranked by Average Partner Compensation
Rank Law School No. of Attys. 1 Harvard 1844 2 NYU 1705 3 Columbia 1597 4 Georgetown 907 5 Fordham 679 6 Pennsylvania 670 7 Yale 651 8 Chicago 574 9 Michigan 548 10 Virginia 516
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