Law School Rankings

Law School Rankings

1 University of Colorado at Boulder 8.783
2 Stanford University 8.744
3 Northwestern University 8.690
4 Arizona State University 8.502
5 Harvard University 8.450
6 Florida State University 8.325
7 University of Virginia 8.303
8 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 8.287
9 Boston College 8.277
10 The University of Texas at Austin 8.254
11 University of California-Berkeley 8.100
12 Vanderbilt University 8.083
13 New York University 8.080
14 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 8.071
15 University of Pennsylvania 7.971
16 Yale University 7.959
17 University of Maryland, Baltimore 7.947
18 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 7.938
19 Brigham Young University 7.937
20 Loyola University Chicago 7.925
21 Washington University in St. Louis 7.923
22 University of Utah 7.897
23 University of San Francisco 7.892
24 University of Southern California 7.873
25 Washington and Lee University 7.867
26 Rutgers University-Newark 7.858
27 Indiana University Bloomington 7.812
28 Baylor University 7.783
29 Duke University 7.777
30 Wake Forest University 7.733
31 New York Law School 7.732
32 University of Houston 7.725
33 Georgetown University 7.725
34 University of California-Los Angeles 7.703
35 Cornell University 7.700
36 Case Western Reserve University 7.685
37 Boston University 7.640
38 College of William & Mary 7.625
39 Brooklyn Law School 7.611
40 Michigan State University 7.590
41 Charlotte School of Law 7.564
42 University of Georgia 7.557
43 Suffolk University 7.517
44 University of Washington Seattle 7.495
45 University of Notre Dame 7.492
46 Southern Methodist University 7.481
47 The University of Chicago 7.475
48 Syracuse University 7.425
49 Columbia University, NY 7.424
50 University of Florida 7.412

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 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.