The Catholic University of America


Law School Has Strong Record of Producing
Big Firm Partners, According to New Study

The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law ranks 36th among the nation’s law schools for producing graduates who land partnerships at the largest law firms, according to new research.

“Where Big Firms Partners Went to Law School” was conducted by Professor Ted Seto at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and is forthcoming in the Journal of Legal Education.
Based upon an exclusive study of 16,799 partners at the nation’s 100 largest law firms, Seto found that: 
  • Nearly 50 percent come from 20 schools and 75 percent from 50 schools.
  • 148 law schools have produced at least one partner. 
Seto measured partners in the U.S. offices of the top 100 firms who received their JD in 1986 or after. A summary of the work was published in the Nov. 1, 2011 edition of preLaw magazine.