Surprise surprise Oxford and Cambridge are number 1 and 2 on the list, with Edinburgh in third.
Apart from this, there seems to be no other correlations, with a vast spread from Glasgow to Wollongong in Australia.
It would be interesting to see a similar study with a larger sample size, perhaps including all the current partners.
Clifford Chance and Linklaters announced their partner promotions this week, meaning that all the magic circle firms have now revealed who has joined the highest ranks of their firm in 2016. But where did the 40 new partners at Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Freshfields, Linklaters and Slaughter and May start out? Here are their university backgrounds: