Graduateprograms.com announces the Spring 2014 Law School Rankings

Law School Rankings

1 University of Colorado at Boulder 8.69
2 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 8.57
3 University of Arkansas 8.56
4 Northwestern University 8.46
5 Stanford University 8.44
6 University of California-Berkeley 8.39
7 University of Virginia 8.35
8 Florida State University 8.33
9 Vanderbilt University 8.31
10 The University of Texas at Austin 8.25
11 The University of Alabama 8.24
12 Harvard University 8.23
13 Thomas Jefferson School of Law 8.22
14 Arizona State University 8.21
15 New York University 8.20
16 Texas Tech University 8.19
17 South Texas College of Law 8.17
18 Washington University in St. Louis 8.15
19 Temple University 8.14
20 Depaul University 8.13
21 North Carolina Central University 8.12
22 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 8.10
23 University of Connecticut 8.07
24 Yale University 8.02
25 University of Maryland, Baltimore 8.01
26 University of San Francisco 8.00
27 Brooklyn Law School 7.97
28 Brigham Young University 7.94
29 Emory University 7.91
30 Washington and Lee University 7.89
31 Rutgers University-Newark 7.87
32 Boston College 7.86
33 Pepperdine University 7.85
34 Charlotte School of Law 7.84
35 Cornell University 7.83
36 Indiana University Bloomington 7.82
37 Georgetown University 7.81
38 University of San Diego 7.80
39 Baylor University 7.78
40 Southern Methodist University 7.77
41 Syracuse University 7.76
42 Case Western Reserve University 7.74
43 University of Utah 7.73
43 Duke University 7.73
45 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 7.72
46 University of Georgia 7.71
47 New York Law School 7.70
48 University of California-Los Angeles 7.69
49 California Western School of Law 7.66
50 College of William & Mary 7.63

In compiling the rankings, students were also asked to their pros and cons of their program. One Syracuse University law student commented, “The Pro’s of my graduate program are that they work with each student individually to create a career path. They want you to succeed and find a job after you graduate. They also want you to find a job in the field you really want to participate in.”

Students can submit a review of their program at www.graduateprograms.com and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming rankings.

METHODOLOGY

Graduateprograms.com reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. All law school rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to January 28, 2013. Graduateprograms.com assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

School rankings for specific graduate programs (business, law, engineering etc.) are determined by comparing the sum of the average scores in each of the 15 subcategories. Graduate programs are not ranked until the number of student surveys completed reaches a minimum threshold.