By DARA LEVY
Cornell Law School was ranked ninth in the placement of 2013 graduates at top law firms in a Feb. 24 report of “Go-To Law Schools” released annually by The National Law Journal.
The report examines the percentage of graduates from each law school entering as associates at the largest 250 law firms in the United States by number of attorneys, according to Globe Newswire.
Cornell’s ranking is up from the tenth spot in 2012, when 44.27 percent of its 192 law graduates were placed into the NLJ’s top 250.
Columbia Law School took the top spot, with 65 percent of graduates entering the largest 250 law firms, according to Globe Newswire.
The University of Pennsylvania Law School previously held first place in 2011 and 2012.
Of the top 50 law schools for largest law firm placement, 27 percent of 2013 graduates received associate jobs — an increase from 25 percent in 2012, according to Beth Frerking, editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal.