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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The 50 Best Law Schools in the United States

Business-insider-logoBusiness Insider:  The 50 Best Law Schools in the US:

We asked more than 400 American legal professionals to select the 10 law schools that would best serve a legal career. We calculated the Business Insider rating score based on survey data. Tuition was used as a tiebreaker, with cheaper tuition pushing a school to a higher spot.

Rank Law School Location Tuition Score
1 Harvard Cambridge, MA $53,308 4.56
2 Yale
New Haven, CT $54,650 4.55
3 Columbia
New York, NY $57,838  3.78
4 Stanford
Palo Alto, CA $50,802  3.65 
5 Georgetown
Washington, D.C. $50,890  3.30 
6 UC-Berkeley  Berkeley, CA $48,058  3.06 
7 Cornell
Ithaca, N.Y. $55,301  2.78 
8 NYU
New York, NY
$48,950  2.67 
9 Duke
Durham, NC
$53,596 2.65 
10 Chicago Chicago, IL
$53,406  2.64 
11 Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
$52,784 2.31 
12 Pennsylvania  Philadelphia, PA
$54,992 2.18 
13 Northwestern
Evanston, IL
$55,064 2.05 
14 Virginia Charlottesville, VA
$52,900 2.00 
15 Notre Dame  Notre Dame, IN $48,730 1.98
16 UCLA
Los Angeles, CA $51,720 1.77
17 George Washington Washington, D.C. $49,840 1.71
18 Vanderbilt
Nashville, TN
$48,156 1.68 
19 Boston College  Newton, MA
$45,231 1.66
20 Texas
Austin, TX
$49,244 1.48 
21 UC-Hastings San Francisco, CA $48,200 1.45 
22 Boston University Boston, MA
$45,786 1.42 
23 American Washington, D.C.  $48,148 1.40
24 Penn State University Park, PA $42,040 1.39 
25 UC-Davis  Davis, CA
$50,279 1.38 
26 USC Los Angeles, CA $56,256 1.37 
27 William & Mary Williamsburg, VA $38,000 1.35 
28 Washington U.
St. Louis, MO $48,715  1.32 
29 Pepperdine Malibu, CA $46,740 1.31
30 Tulane
New Orleans, LA $47,080 1.30 

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Comments

So, it's nearly identical to the USNWR rankings. How insightful of Business Insider...

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Oct 9, 2013 12:48:46 PM

Maybe we need regional law school rankings to help prospective students target certain markets. Does UNC get much respect outside of the Research Triangle? Is Madison's feeding Milwaukee, Madison, the Twin Cities, or Chicago?

Posted by: HTA | Oct 9, 2013 1:13:05 PM

perhaps this "ranking" would have more surface plausibility if they correctly identified where my law school (Northwestern) is located (Chicago, not Evanston). But only perhaps. Good gracious.

Posted by: dan rodriguez | Oct 10, 2013 7:21:58 PM