The Catholic University of America


Law School Makes List of Most Alumni Promoted to Partner in 2011

Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law is among the law schools that saw the highest number of its graduates promoted to partner at the nation’s largest law firms last year.

The list was compiled by the National Law Journal and released on Feb. 27.

Catholic University’s law school is listed at 39 on the list of schools that, in 2011, saw the most alumni promoted to partner in the “NLJ Top 250,” which surveyed America’s largest law firms by the number of lawyers employed.

The ranking could also be regarded as 6-way tie for number 36, with each school at that level having ten of its alumni make partner in 2011.

The other law schools joining Catholic at that ranking include Seton Hall, Yeshiva, Vermont, Chicago-Kent, and Notre Dame.

The National Law Journal also noted that although a handful of U.S. law schools crossed the $50,000 tuition barrier during 2011, the heftier price tags didn't necessarily afford the best law firm job prospects.