Based on data collected in the NLJ 250 survey, this report shows where the largest U.S. law firms are hiring their first-year associates. Included is the list of law schools whose graduate classes were most heavily recruited into NLJ 250 firms.


As part of its annual NLJ 250 survey, the National Law Journal sent surveys to approximately 300 law firms, asking them to supply information about which law schools they hired associates from. The data includes the law firm, schools from which they hired associates, and the number hired from each school. In addition, this product includes the number of associates promoted to partner in at each participating law firm.