The University of South Carolina School of Law has been recognized as a top 50 “Go-To” law school, according to a recent report by the National Law Journal (NLJ).
The ranking places UofSCLaw as 49th in the country for the highest percentage of graduates from the class of 2015 to be hired by Top 100 law firms. The report also showed that South Carolina Law had the fifth lowest tuition among the ranked schools, and was ranked fourth for outperforming its U.S. News ranking when it comes to large firm hiring.
South Carolina law graduates were hired by Alston & Bird; Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft; K&L Gates; Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough; and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice.
Only two other SEC schools made the list: Vanderbilt (19) and the University of Georgia (50).
Data for the NLJ’s Go-To Law Schools special report were provided by the largest 100 firms in the country. For firms that did not submit new associate numbers, the NLJ relied on data from ALM Media LLC’s RivalEdge database and independent reporting. The rankings do not reflect law graduates who took jobs as judicial clerks following graduation.