Okay, one more list to show you how this looks at a law firm ranked very highly in numerous specialties by US News.

Some of you may have been thinking while looking at the previous three lists that most of these employees have been out of college for a decade or more, and that it’s probably gotten more competitive in recent years with all the focus on rankings and such. So let’s go one step farther with this list and include only students who finished their undergraduate studies in the year 2015–which is the most recent year to have a significant number due to also having had to complete law school–in order to show that the most recent graduates are also being hired from a wide variety of colleges. Here’s where all of the associates with undergraduate degrees received in 2015 at Skadden Arps (link to Skadden Arps)–one of the most highly ranked law firms in the country on numerous measures by US News–did their undergraduate work. Numbers in parentheses are for those colleges that have more than one associate on the list.

Skadden Arps Associates (graduated 2015)

Amherst College

Boston College

UC Irvine

Catholic U

Columbia U (2)


DePaul U

Florida State

Georgetown U

The King’s College

U Maryland College Park

U Miami

U New Haven

U North Carolina Wilmington

Ohio State


St. Francis U

Texas A+M

U Utah

U Virginia

U Arizona

Brigham Young U

UC Los Angeles (2)

U Colorado

Cornell (4)

U Denver

East Carolina U

Franklin and Marshall College

U Georgia

Lehigh U

U Massachusetts

U Michigan (2)

New York U

Notre Dame (2)

U Pennsylvania

U Rochester

Spring Arbor U

Tulane U (2)

Vanderbilt (2)

Washington and Lee U


Source: skadden.com