National Jurist Ranks Miami Law as Top School for Law Firm Employment

Out of all 197 ABA accredited law schools, Miami Law was one of only 41 to receive an A-level grade from the National Jurist magazine.
National Jurist Ranks Miami Law as Top School for Law Firm Employment
Law students at Commencement.

The National Jurist fall 2023 story, “Best Schools for Law Firm Employment,” honored Miami Law and forty other law schools for graduates getting jobs at law firms. 

This recognition reinforces other recent nods to Miami Law’s employment success. This year Miami Law moved up to the Top 10 of U.S. law school alumni recognized by Super Lawyers magazine. In’s 2022 Go-To Law School Report, 25 percent of graduates in the class of 2021 went to firms with 100+ lawyers, and the same publication ranked Miami Law 25th in promotions to partner.  

The four criteria for receiving recognition in the National Jurist were the three-year average for law firm employment, modified for quality; the salary average, using data from the National Association for Law Placement; and the percentage of alumni who are recognized as Super Lawyers. 

“We are proud our employment numbers are strong,” says Amy Perez, assistant dean of career and professional development, “and Miami Law continues to attract strong candidates that, in turn, are attractive to legal employers of all types.” 

Career Networking Support for Students

The Career Development Office offers a host of resources to help students in their job searches and is comprised of a team of advisors, all of whom have law degrees and practical experience in different areas of law.

“Our students have access to extensive resources such as personalized and holistic career guidance, networking events, and a wide array of job opportunities. Our goal is to best prepare them during their three years with a professional roadmap for their career ahead,” says Perez.   

One way Miami Law supports students is through participation in and preparation for networking at conferences and career fairs. For example, in the summer of 2023, Miami Law students headed to the Lavender Law Conference in Chicago, and students also attended the American Society of International Law Conference in May 2023. 

To connect students with employers, the Office of Career and Professional Development also recently launched Employer on the Bricks and Career Talks on the Bricks in addition to its traditional fall and spring recruiting programs. 

Practice-Ready Students

The National Jurist article states, “Most law firms want to hire law grads who are ready to go on day one. The law schools on our honor roll stand out in terms of preparing law graduates to be practice ready.”

Miami Law has extensive experiential learning opportunities, all of which allow students to step out after graduation and contribute from the get-go. The law school’s accomplished network of 22,000+ alumni also supports students in their job searches through networking and as sounding boards of advice. 

As a law school with excellent trial advocacy, transactional skills, and clinical programs, it is unsurprising that the National Jurist ranked Miami Law highly as these programs prepare Miami Law students for practice. Kicking off strong careers is evident in employment numbers - in 2022, 89% of graduates were employed within ten months of graduation. 

Since 1991, the National Jurist has been the “leading voice in legal education,” and almost 1 million law students have relied on its reporting for unbiased, accurate, and fair coverage of law schools, law students, and the legal profession.

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