Economics at your fingertips  

Law firms’ preferences and willingness to pay for attributes of law school graduates: results from a choice experiment

Karissa E. Smith, Peter W. Schuhmann and Fredrika J. Spencer

Education Economics, 2021, vol. 29, issue 4, 424-442

Abstract: Preferences and willingness-to-pay for attributes of law school graduates are examined using a choice experiment. Results suggest preferences for candidates who graduate near the top of their class or from top ranked schools and an aversion to candidates from lower ranked schools and those graduating in the bottom half of their class. Despite the potential for significant economic gains from attending a top ranked school and graduating in the top of the class, students should consider the tradeoffs that hiring firms are willing to make between candidate attributes. Higher class rank can moderate the salary premium associated with university prestige.

Date: 2021
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from

DOI: 10.1080/09645292.2021.1906207

Access Statistics for this article

Education Economics is currently edited by Caren Wareing and Steve Bradley

More articles in Education Economics from Taylor & Francis Journals
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Chris Longhurst ().

Page updated 2021-08-03
Handle: RePEc:taf:edecon:v:29:y:2021:i:4:p:424-442