Within the authorized career, there may be plenty of status surrounding federal clerkships. In any case, they’re fairly uncommon — solely about 3% of the legislation faculty class of 2022 nabbed one — and studying on the knee of a federal decide is (normally, however not at all times) an effective way to know the career. Within the cutthroat marketplace for these jobs, which legislation faculties provide the greatest alternative?
Latest knowledge launched by the American Bar Affiliation (ABA) reveals the proportion of 2022 legislation faculty graduates which are working in federal clerkships from every establishment. So, what are the legislation faculties placing the largest chunk of their grads into the uber-prestigious positions?
This yr there’s a brand new primary faculty for federal clerkships — College of Chicago held that spot the earlier two years. With over 25 % of grads getting the coveted jobs, Stanford Legislation Faculty takes the highest spot. The highest 10 is as follows:
- Stanford Legislation Faculty 25.40%
- Yale Legislation Faculty 23.94%
- UChicago Legislation Faculty 20.28%
- Notre DameU Legislation Faculty 15.24%
- UVirginia Faculty of Legislation 12.84%
- Harvard Legislation Faculty 12.60%
- UAlabama Faculty of Legislation 12.12%
- Duke Legislation Faculty 11.68%
- Vanderbilt Legislation Faculty 10.67%
- UTexas Faculty of Legislation 10.38%
These 10 legislation faculties produced a full third of all federal clerks final yr — so, if you happen to’ve acquired your coronary heart set on a federal clerkship, these faculties actually do provide you with a bonus.
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