You can slice and dice these ABA employment stats 1000 different ways, but Matt Leichter has ranked schools by percentage of the class employed nine months out in full-time, long-term, JD required jobs - and excluded law school funded positions. What is utterly unsurprising, but notable, is that schools cluster in zones. Only 13 schools place 80% of the class in these positions. A bit fewer than half of all schools place 60% of their class in these jobs. Also true: you can see real differences in outcomes depending on region. Cities that import large numbers of graduates (see, e.g., San Francisco) have law schools with more dismal results. Hastings, a fine law school, ranks at #143 because its natural market is bursting with recent law graduates from everywhere else. The method yields anachronisms - Yale ends up at 33, for example, And it says nothing about salaries: Yale grads' median incomes are likely higher than several schools that rank above it.
But taking Bernie's point, there is something here for people who want to know - for example - how likely is it that they're going to be a practicing attorney a year after graduating.
I've sheared off the comparative data, but for convenience, this is the Top 100 for 2014.