Welcome to the sixth edition of Vault's Law School Buzz Book. In this unique guide, we publish extended excerpts from surveys of students and alumni at more than 150 top law schools to bring you the inside scoop on the specific programs. The survey comments cover the following areas:
- Employment prospects
- Quality of life
- Social life
The guide is intended to serve as a complement to other references to law schools currently available that utilize school-reported data. Unlike those guides, Vault's Buzz Books (which also include The Business School Buzz Book and College Buzz Book) are composed almost entirely of information provided directly to Vault by students and alumni. (We asked schools to comment on the surveys after they were collected; this process is detailed later in this introduction.)
New this year! Because of the economy, we've added information about current law school and law industry trends in the introduction of the guide. We've also expanded the employment prospects section of each profile to give you more of what students and alumni are saying about the current job market and what schools are doing to help.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Megan is the associate education editor at Vault. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Megan moved to New York after graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in journalism in 2005.
Carolyn C. Wise
Carolyn is the senior education editor at Vault. She oversees the production of 10 annual guides covering undergraduate and graduate admissions,
top internships, and career advice compilations for entry-level and MBA job seekers, including the Business School Buzz Book. Her team is
responsible for all educational content on Vault.com, including school profiles, admissions advice and education industry trends articles. Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Carolyn graduated from Princeton University with a degree in English literature. In her spare time, she is a volunteer firefighter
in Saltaire, N.Y.
THE VAULT DIFFERENCE
Vault is the Web's most complete resource for career management and job search information.
Our staff of editors, writers and researchers has been providing unbiased, insider information, news and advice about companies, industries and specific jobs for more than 12 years. Vault gives millions of high-potential students and professionals the competitive edge -- to land a great job or make a critical career decision.
Our 360-degree approach -- Vault reports, employee insights, and employer perspectives - makes the Vault difference. We call this "Career Intelligence."