Graduateprograms.com announces the Spring 2014 Law School Rankings

Law School Rankings

1 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 8.77
2 University of Colorado at Boulder 8.69
3 The University of Alabama 8.68
4 University of Florida 8.67
5 Northwestern University 8.46
6 Stanford University 8.44
7 University of Virginia 8.41
8 University of California-Berkeley 8.39
8 Texas Tech University 8.39
10 Thomas Jefferson School of Law 8.02
11 Vanderbilt University 8.31
12 Florida State University 8.30
13 Arizona State University 8.25
13 The University of Texas at Austin 8.25
15 Harvard University 8.23
16 New York University 8.22
17 Howard University 8.21
18 Washington University in St. Louis 8.19
19 Temple University 8.18
20 North Carolina Central University 8.11
20 University of San Francisco 8.11
22 Rutgers University-Newark 8.09
23 South Texas College of Law 8.07
24 Oklahoma City University 8.04
25 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 8.02
26 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 7.99
27 Yale University 7.98
28 Brigham Young University 7.96
28 New York Law School 7.96
30 The Ohio State University 7.96
31 University of Maryland, Baltimore 7.91
32 University of Connecticut 7.89
33 Boston College 7.88
34 Indiana University Bloomington 7.87
36 Vermont Law School 7.85
37 Pepperdine University 7.81
38 Cornell University 7.83
39 Georgetown University 7.82
40 University of California-Los Angeles 7.81
41 Duke University 7.79
42 Baylor University 7.78
43 Depaul University 7.77
44 University of Utah 7.74
45 Charlotte School of Law 7.73
46 Southern Methodist University 7.72
47 Boston University 7.71
47 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 7.71
49 University of San Diego 7.70
50 University of Georgia 7.69

In compiling the law school 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 September 30, 2014. 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.