This list includes only attorneys who finished their undergraduate studies in the year 2017, which is the most recent year available owing to the three years necessary to finish law school. It demonstrates that recent graduates are being hired from a wide variety of colleges at Skadden Arps (link to Skadden Arps), a law firm consistently ranked very highly in numerous specialties by US News. Numbers in parentheses are for those colleges that have more than one associate on the list. In this group, 83% attended non-MC25 schools. (Note: Click on the word ‘Lists’ in the menu for important notes for this section.)

Skadden Arps Associates (graduated 2017)

George Washington U (2)

Loyola U of Chicago


Virginia Tech

U Mississippi

U Miami

Hope College

Franklin and Marshall College

U Texas Austin

U Michigan

Miami U

Tufts (2)

U Central Florida

U North Carolina Wilmington


U Chicago

Arizona State


Indiana U

U California Berkeley

U Florida


Because there were fewer hires in 2020 than most years, I also looked at 2016. The representation of MC25 schools is higher here, but 64% are still from non-MC25 colleges. If we combine the two years, 69% are from non-MC25 schools, which is comparable to the percentage in other professions.

Skadden Arps (graduated 2016)

U Pennsylvania (4)

Harvard (3)

Cornell (2)

Towson U (2)

U Maryland College Park (2)

St. John’s U

U Alabama

U Missouri

Boston College

Washington U in St. Louis

Wake Forest

Lebanon Valley College

James Madison U


U Dayton

City College of New York

Missouri State

Notre Dame

Penn State

New York U


The College of New Jersey


U Michigan

Emory U

Georgetown (3)

Dartmouth (2)

U Illinois (2)

U Southern California (2)

Duke (2)

U Central Florida

U Delaware

U Connecticut

Indiana State

U Rochester

U Nebraska

San Diego State


U Virginia


U California Los Angeles

Williams College

Brigham Young U

U Texas Austin

George Washington U

U Vermont


Carnegie Mellon

U Iowa

U Florida


(Last updated 4/12/2021)