Top Law Schools for Quality of Network

1 University of Florida 9.90
2 Yale University 9.87
3 Stanford University 9.83
4 University of Notre Dame 9.50
5 Northwestern University 9.42
6 University of California-Berkeley 9.28
7 University of Houston 9.250
8 Harvard University 9.21
9 University of Southern California 9.20
10 University of Colorado at Boulder 9.14
11 Florida State University 9.12
12 Boston College 9.10
13 The University of Chicago 9.09
14 New York University 9.08
15 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 9.06
16 Wake Forest University 9.00
17 Washington and Lee University 8.93
18 Duke University 8.91
19 Columbia University 8.90
20 University of Virginia 8.87
21 Southern Methodist University 8.83
22 Thomas Jefferson School of Law 8.72
23 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 8.70
24 The University of Texas at Austin 8.50
25 Rutgers University-Newark 8.45

Graduate Programs defines Quality of Network as: does/did your program provide you strong peer, faculty and alumni networking connections and opportunities?

In addition to rating their respective programs, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2015 student earning her graduate degree from University of Florida Levin College of Law wrote: “Biggest pro is the network. Post graduation the career center is in frequent contact and is sending job postings directly to me based on my preferences and experience. There was a severe cut in number of parking spaces this year but public transportation is great and Gainesville is pretty bike friendly.”

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

METHODOLOGY reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. These program rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to March 31, 2015. 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.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., business and management. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.