WEB EXCLUSIVE Bonus Rankings
Law schools ranked
Maclean's staff | Sep 12, 2007 | 18:40:48
These breakout charts explain the numbers behind the ranking, which is exclusively available in the September 24 issue of Maclean's, found on newsstands now.
For a complete explanation of the methodology behind the rankings, CLICK HERE
ELITE FIRM HIRING
Maclean’s measured the number of associates at leading Canadian law firms—as determined by Lexpert—per each school’s first-year class, using numbers from the Law School Admission Council.
With a look to which law schools are able to place associates outside their region and outside a short list of firms, Maclean’s used data from Elite Firm Hiring and counted the number of grads per school at leading firms other than the three that hired the most grads from that school.
SUPREME COURT CLERKSHIPS
Supreme Court clerkships involve spending a year as an assistant to the judges of Canada’s highest court, and those selected are generally seen as the country’s top graduating students. Maclean’s counted the number of clerks from each law school hired over the past six years.
FACULTY JOURNAL CITATIONS
This indicator measures the number of citations, as recorded in the Quicklaw database of 33 Canadian legal journals, per number of tenured and tenure-stream faculty members at each law school.