Outcomes Puts Law School on Top

Posted in Crosswalk, Fall 2017, News Briefs

In June, Drexel’s Kline School of Law was ranked No. 46 in Above the Law ’s 2017 “Top 50 Law Schools” in the nation and No. 4 for state clerkships.

The overall ranking is based largely on employment outcomes, with a focus on full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage, emphasizing high-paying law firms and federal clerkships while excluding solo practitioners and school-funded positions.

More than 75.5 percent of 2016 Kline graduates found full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage and were not funded by the school. More than 27 percent were hired as judicial clerks in state courts.

Drexel moved up two places to No. 94 in the Best National Universities category of the U.S. News & World Report 2018 “Best Colleges” rankings this year.

Above the Law ’s methodology also factors in total cost of attendance, input from alumni and students and a debt-per-job ratio that compares indebtedness of a school’s graduates to the number of legal jobs they obtain.

Additionally, in May, The National Law Journal ranked Kline Law No. 30 on its list of Top 50 Law Schools based solely on employment outcomes. Citing data reported to the American Bar Association, the journal ranked Kline No. 4 for state clerkships.