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Best Law Firms to Work For

Prestige isn't everything. These are the firms associates find the most amenable to a satisfying work experience.
Survey Methodology

Which law firms are the best to work for? For some, this is a far more important consideration than prestige. To determine our Best 25 Firms to Work For, we used a formula that weighed the most relevant categories for an overall quality of life ranking. Each firm's overall score was calculated using the following formula:

* 25 percent satisfaction * 10 percent hours * 10 percent compensation * 5 percent associate/partner relations * 5 transparency * 5 percent formal training * 5 percent informal training and mentoring *5 percent pro bono * 5 percent diversity (overall) * 10 percent business outlook * 5 percent career outlook * 10 percent substantive work

Like our Vault Law 100 rankings, our quality of life rankings are meant to reflect the subjective opinions of associates. These rankings are based on perceptions of insiders--some of whom may be biased in favor of (or against) their firms.

2015 Most Selective Law Firms

#1
SCORE 9.875
2014 Rank 2
#2
SCORE 9.862
2014 Rank 1
#3
SCORE 9.718
2014 Rank 3
#4
SCORE 9.395
2014 Rank 4
#5
SCORE 9.377
2014 Rank 5
#6
SCORE 9.355
2014 Rank 6
#7
SCORE 9.230
2014 Rank 7
#8
SCORE 9.229
2014 Rank 8
#9
SCORE 9.081
2014 Rank 9
#10
SCORE 9.060
2014 Rank 10
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