Best Law Schools Ranked

Supreme Court of the U.S. illustrating the ranking of the top law schools

Law is the study of the basic ground rules of civil society. A society where the law is well developed and applied equally and with both the perception and reality of justice creates a framework for the diverse groups making up the society to meet their challenges and provide for personal happiness and fulfillment. This fair application of the law fosters economic growth across the diverse groups making up modern society elevating the society as a whole.  We expect the best Law Schools to foster the intellectual growth of their students to develop analytical abilities to:

  • dispassionately apply the law; and
  • vigorously and ethically represent clients and the developmentally or historically disadvantaged.

We also expect the top law schools to serve as a unifying mode for a diverse world by educating students into the intricacies of a legal structure that fosters equal, fair and unbiased application of the law and legal authority.

Ranking the Best Law Schools

1University of ChicagoChicagoIL
2Stanford UniversityPalo AltoCA
3Columbia UniversityNew YorkNY
4Harvard UniversityCambridgeMA
5Duke UniversityDurhamNC
6Yale UniversityNew HavenCT
7University of TexasAustinTX
8University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPA
9University of AlabamaTuscaloosaAL
10University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleVA
11Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleTN
12New York University New YorkNY
13Cornell UniversityIthacaNY
14University of FloridaGainesvilleFL
15Northwestern UniversityEvanstonIL
16University of MichiganAnn ArborMI
17University of California - BerkeleyBerkeleyCA
18University of GeorgiaAthensGA
19The Ohio State UniversityColumbusOH
20University Of Wisconsin - MadisonMadisonWI
21University of IowaIowa CityIA
22Emory UniversityAtlantaGA
23Arizona State UniversityTempeAZ
24University of California - Los AngelesLos AngelesCA
25Georgetown UniversityWashington DC
26University of Notre DameSouth BendIN
27University of ArizonaTusconAZ
28University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesCA
29University of MinnesotaTwin CitiesMN
30Southern Methodist UniversityDallasTX
31Florida State UniversityTallahasseeFL
32Boston UniversityBostonMA
33University of Illinois - Urbana-ChampaignChampaignIL
34Boston CollegeChestnut HillMA
35Baylor UniversityWacoTX
36University of California - DavisDavisCA
37University of Colorado - BoulderBoulderCO
38College of William and MaryWilliamsburgVA
39Brigham Young UniversitySalt Lake CityUT
40University of WashingtonSeattleWA
41Wake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemNC
42University of North Carolina - Chapel HillChapel HillNC
43Indiana UniversityBloomingtonIN
44University of KentuckyLexingtonKY
45Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationTX
46University of UtahSalt Lake CityUT
47Washington University in St. LouisSt. LouisMO
48Washington & Lee UniversityLexington VA
49George Washington UniversityWashington DC
50University of TennesseeKnoxvilleTN
51Georgia State UniversityAtlantaGA
52Penn StateUniversity ParkPA
53University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV)Las VegasNV
54University of OklahomaNormanOK
55University of KansasLawrenceKS
56George Mason UniversityFairfaxVA
57University of NebraskaLincolnNB
58Louisiana State University (LSU)Baton RougeLA
59University of MarylandCollege ParkMD
60University of MississippiOxfordMS

More information on our RealRank analyses used in creating this ranking can be found on the About page. The underlined colleges link to our ranking profile specific to that institution. If your college is not profiled as yet, contact us using the contact form.


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