Buffalo Law Review
Prospective law students and those in the legal community are often precluded from properly evaluating the potential likelihood that their choice of law school can measurably and tangibly impact their prospects for "big" law firm partnership 1 and its attendant, anticipated economic rewards. In an effort to answer the question of whether law school makes sense from an economic decision-making rationale - if one assumes (and we can certainly argue about this assumption) that one objective to attending law school is to become a partner in a large (and generally lucrative) law firm setting - this Study examines the characteristics of partners at large law firms across the country according to five main variables
Edward S. Adams and Samuel P. Engel, Does Law School Still Make Economic Sense?: An Empirical Analysis of "Big" Law Firm Partnership Prospects and the Relationship to Law School Attended, 63 Buff. L. Rev. 609 (2015), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/418.