Grads give UHLC high marks for preparing them to work in large firms

Nov.  14, 2014 – University of Houston Law Center graduates tied for 12th place among the nation’s law firm associates in how well they feel their school prepared them to work for large firms, according to a survey conducted by the American Lawyer.

The magazine surveyed more than 5,000 third-, fourth-, and fifth-year associates at 132 of the nation’s largest firms to compile the unique ranking of job preparedness. Duke School of Law and Michigan Law School tied for first. The University of Texas School of Law ranked 14th.

“This ranking is a clear example of the power of legal education that the Law Center has afforded its students,” said Dean Leonard M. Baynes. “The Law Center faculty is comprised of excellent scholars who happen to also be outstanding teachers.

“In recent years, the Law Center has placed a great emphasis on its clinical programs, legal writing and research, internship and externships, community outreach, mentoring programs, and greater interaction with practicing alumni to give our students a greater sense of what it means to practice law in the real world.

“This ranking shows how this effort is paying off; giving our graduates a leg up as they begin their legal careers and employers the confidence that UHLC hires will be able hit the ground running.”

Click here to read the American Lawyer article and see the Top 20 rankings.

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