Howard Law School Makes the “Go-To Law Schools” List

Howard Law School Makes the “Go-To Law Schools” List

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has ranked Howard University School of Law as 32nd on its 2017 “Go-To Law Schools” list.

This annual ranking identifies the top 50 law schools in the country with the highest percentage of 2016 graduates who were hired at the nation’s top 100 law firms. Howard’s percentage is 10.56%.

The NLJ also said that Howard “far outpaced” its 106th place ranking on the U.S. News Go-To list. The 2017 NLJ “Go-To Law Schools” list further indicates that Howard’s #32 ranking is higher than the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law, and Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, school’s with comparable numbers of 2016 graduates.

“Howard University School of Law’s ranking in the National Law Journal is an important honor,” said Danielle Holley-Walker, dean of the law school. “Not only does it put us right up there with schools with higher name recognition,” she said, “most importantly, it reflects the commitment to the work we are doing here. I am so proud of the work of our students, our Office of Career Services, and the faculty." 

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