2018 BCG Attorney Search Guide Introduction | BCGSearch.com


The 2018 BCG Attorney Search Guide to America's Top 50 Law Schools is a comprehensive overview of America's top 50 law schools as identified by the 2018 U.S. News & World Report.

The purpose of this guide is to provide readers with updated and current information that is useful and easily accessible. This meticulously compiled guide is a product of BCG Attorney Search, the leading search and recruitment company for attorneys. BCG Attorney Search is owned and operated by Employment Research Institute, the largest conglomerate of organizations in the world dedicated to helping attorneys find jobs and enhance their careers.

In our guide, we aim to provide law firms with objective information about the best law schools. Our hope is that this information will prove useful in understanding the grading systems of top law schools and the various academic programs and journals in which students at these schools participate. Whether you are a recruiter, recruiting coordinator, hiring partner, or prospective law student, deciphering the grading and ranking systems of various schools can pose a challenge. This publication attempts to demystify these classifications and provide the reader with a greater understanding of how to interpret resumes, transcripts, and cover letters.

In short, the 2018 BCG Attorney Search Guide to America's Top 50 Law Schools provides:

  • A comparative reference guide to the top U.S. law schools.
  • An explanation of the grading systems used by America's top 50 law schools.
  • Information about each school's publications.
  • Information to help guide potential employers in making informed hiring choices.
  • Information regarding each school's faculty, class size, academic honors and awards, moot court and clinical programs, entering-class GPA and LSAT scores, and post-law school employment statistics, as well as a few facts that convey the overall atmosphere at each school.

We hope you find this guide useful. We have done our best to provide you with consistent information about each of the top 50 law schools, including information gathered from the U.S. News & World Report, law school websites, and the NALP Directory. Your comments and suggestions, as well as updated information, are always welcome.