Drexel's Kline School of Law was ranked #46 in Above the Law’s 2017 “Top 50 Law Schools” in the nation and #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.
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.
This is the second Top 50 list featuring the Kline School of Law to be published in the past month. In May, The National Law Journal ranked Kline Law #30 on its list of Top 50 Law Schools based solely on employment outcomes for the Class of 2016. Citing data reported to the American Bar Association, the NLJ ranked Kline #4 for state clerkships.
“This ranking is a wonderful affirmation of the Career Strategies Office’s efforts to work in partnership with our amazing and ambitious students,” Associate Dean Donna Gerson said. “It also reflects the value of our experiential learning programs. Employers frequently tell us how well prepared our students and graduates are to step into professional practice.”