Where Big Firm Partners Went to Law School

An exclusive study of 16,799 partners at the nation’s largest law firms shows that almost 50 percent come from 20 schools and 75 percent from 50 schools. But 148 law schools have at least one partner. The study was conducted by Professor Ted Seto at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and is published in the Journal of Legal Education

# School How Many
1 Harvard 946
2 Georgetown 729
3 NYU 543
4 Virginia 527
5 Columbia 516
6 George Washington 447
7 Michigan 444
8 Chicago 426
9 Texas 384
10 Northwestern 365
11 Pennsylvania 329
12 Boston University 317
13 Fordham 306
14 UC Berkeley 287
15 UCLA 257
16 Yale 253
17 Stanford 240
18 UC Hastings 233
19 Duke 219
20 Boston College 213
21 Cornell 204
22 Vanderbilt 186
23 Illinois 183
24 American 179
25 Loyola Los Angeles 162
26 Miami 160
26 Temple 160
28 Notre Dame 159
29 Florida 154
29 Loyola Chicago 154
31 Houston 153
32 USC 151
33 Washington U St. Louis 149
34 Emory 148
35 Villanova 137
36 Catholic 135
37 DePaul 134
38 Southern Methodist 132
39 Minnesota 130
39 Pittsburgh 130
41 Tulane 125
42 St.John's 121
42 Wisconsin 121
44 Brooklyn 119
45 Chicago-Kent 111
46 North Carolina 109
47 Maryland 105
48 William & Mary 104
49 Georgia 99
50 Ohio State 96
51 San Diego 94
52 Santa Clara 93
53 Iowa 91
54 Hofstra 89
55 Kansas 87
56 Case Western Reserve 86
57 Indiana Bloomington 85
58 Suffolk 81
58 Syracuse 81
60 Rutgers Newark 80
60 Rutgers Camden 80
62 New York Law 78
63 Cardozo 77
64 George Mason 76
64 Missouri Columbia 76
64 San Francisco 76
67 St. Louis 75
67 Washington & Lee 75
69 John Marshall 74
70 Widener 71
71 Pepperdine 66
72 Seton Hall 65
73 South Texas 62
73 Wake Forest 62
75 Albany 61
75 UC Davis 61
75 University of Washington 61
78 Indiana Indianapolis 57
78 Pennsylvania State 57
80 Southwestern 56
81 Pace 51
81 Richmond 51
83 Missouri Kansas City 50
84 Baylor 49
85 Duquesne 48
85 Georgia State 48
85 South Carolina 48
88 Florida State 47
89 Denver 46
90 McGeorge 44
90 SUNY Buffalo 44
92 Colorado 43
93 Brigham Young 41
94 Tennessee 40
95 Alabama 39
96 Baltimore 38
97 Northeastern 38
98 Arizona State 37
99 Seattle 35
100 Stetson 34
101 Connecticut 33
102 New England 32
103 Texas Tech 30
103 William Mitchell 30
105 Arizona 28
105 Louisiana State 28
105 Utah 28
108 Cincinnati 27
109 California Western 26
109 Franklin Pierce 26
109 Mississippi 26
109 Oklahoma 26
109 Washburn 26
114 Mercer 25
114 Oregon 25
116 Valparaiso 24
117 Cleveland-Marshall 23
117 Creighton 23
117 Kentucky 23
117 Vermont 23
121 Memphis State 22
122 Marquette 21
122 Nova Southeastern 21
124 Nebraska 20
124 Quinnipiac 20
126 Drake 19
126 Southern Illinois 19
126 St. Mary's 19
126 Whittier 19
130 Samford 18
131 Golden Gate 17
131 Gonzaga 17
131 Loyola New Orleans 17
134 Campbell 16
134 Capital 16
136 Detroit Mercy 15
137 Akron 14
137 Dayton 14
137 Lewis & Clark 14
137 Touro 14
141 St. Thomas (Florida) 13
141 Thomas M. Cooley 13
141 Toledo 13
141 Tulsa 13
141 West Virginia 13
146 Ohio Northern 12
146 Western New England 12
148 Arkansas Fayetteville 11
148 Arkansas Little Rock 11
148 Wayne State 11
148 Willamette 11
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