BU Law Ranks #21 in Big Law Hires and Federal Clerkships

Nearly one-third of Class of 2012 hired by large firms or secured federal clerkships

teacher and studentBoston University School of Law ranks #21 among the nation’s law schools for the percentage of 2012 graduates who were hired by large firms or secured federal clerkships within nine months of graduation, according to an analysis of American Bar Association employment statistics by Derek Miller, an associate professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law.

Among BU Law’s 273 graduates, 74 secured full-time, long-term attorney positions with firms employing more than 100 lawyers, and 13 landed clerkships with federal courts in Arkansas, California, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. With 31.9% of the Class of 2012 in these positions, BU Law placed 21st in Miller’s ranking of “elite employment outcomes.”

“BU Law students are well-prepared to meet the professional demands of large law practice and the high intellectual expectations of federal judges,” says Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower, assistant dean for career development & public service. “They complete rigorous academic courses taught by top-notch faculty, gain real-world lawyering experience in our numerous clinics and externships, and acquire well-honed legal writing and research skills through our intensive writing program.”

The large firms that hired BU Law 2012 graduates are:

  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Burns & Levinson LLP
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Dechert LLP
  • DLA Piper
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Foley Hoag
  • Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Goulston & Storrs PC
  • Holland & Knight
  • Jones Day
  • K&L Gates
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • McNees Wallace & Nurrick LLC
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo
  • Morrison Mahoney LLP
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • Nossaman LLP
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Sedgwick LLP
  • Seward & Kissell LLP
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Snell & Wilmer LLP
  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • White & Case
  • Wilkie Farr & Gallagher
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Withers Bergman LLP
  • Wolff & Samson PC

 

Reported December 16, 2013

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