Law School Rankings: Best 100 Law Schools List

There are many aspects to consider when choosing which law school best suits your requirements. If you are going to choose a specialty you will want to search for the school that is strong in that particular specialty. Below is a top 100 list of law schools. There are several measures of quality that need to be considered when assessing the rankings:

Quality assessment: assessment by peers, such as lawyers and judges.

Selectivity: such as median LSAT scores, median undergrad GPA, and acceptance rate.

Placement success: such as employment rates and bar passage rates for graduates.

Facility resources: such as expenditures per student, financial aid, student/faculty ratio, and library resources.

You will want to consider specialties you might be interested in when considering a law school. For instance the top 3 schools for Environmental Law include: Vermont Law School - South Royalton, VT at number one. Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern) - Portland, OR at number two. Pace University - White Plains, NY at number three. Other specialties include healthcare law, intellectual property law, international law and tax law.

Yale University - New Haven, CT
Harvard University - Cambridge, MA
Stanford University - Stanford, CA
Columbia University - New York, NY
New York University - New York, NY
University of Chicago - Chicago, IL
University of California Berkeley - Berkeley, CA
University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA
University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor, MI
University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA
Duke University - Durham, NC
Northwestern University - Chicago, IL
Georgetown University - Washington, DC
University of Texas Austin - Austin, TX
Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN
Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
University of California Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California (Gould) - Los Angeles, CA
University of Washington - Seattle, WA
University of Minnesota Twin Cities - Minneapolis, MN
George Washington University - Washington, DC
University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, IN
Emory University - Atlanta, GA
Washington University in St. Louis - St. Louis, MO
Washington and Lee University - Lexington, VA
Arizona State University (O'Connor) - Tempe, AZ
Indiana University Bloomington (Maurer) - Bloomington, IN
Boston College - Newton, MA
Boston University - Boston, MA
Fordham University - New York, NY
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, AL
University of California Davis - Davis, CA
College of William and Mary (Marshall-Wythe) - Williamsburg, VA
University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - Champaign, IL
University of Wisconsin Madison - Madison, WI
University of Georgia - Athens, GA
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
George Mason University - Arlington, VA
Brigham Young University (Clark) - Provo, UT
Ohio State University (Moritz) - Columbus, OH
University of Maryland (Carey) - Baltimore, MD
University of Arizona (Rogers) - Tucson, AZ
University of California (Hastings) - San Francisco, CA
University of Colorado Boulder - Boulder, CO
University of Florida (Levin) - Gainesville, FL
Wake Forest University (Quinney) - Salt Lake City, UT
American University (Washington) - Washington, DC
Baylor University - Waco, TX
Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL
Pepperdine University - Malibu, CA
Loyola Marymount University - Los Angeles, CA
Southern Methodist University (Dedman) - Dallas, TX
Yeshiva University (Cardozo) - New York, NY
University of Houston - Houston, TX
Tulane University - New Orleans, LA
Georgia State University - Atlanta, GA
Temple University (Beasley) - Philadelphia, PA
University of Richmond (Williams) - Richmond, VA
Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern) - Portland, OR
Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-Kent) - Chicago, IL
University of Connecticut - Hartford, CT
University of Kentucky - Lexington, KY
University of San Diego - San Diego, CA
Brooklyn Law School - Brooklyn, NY
Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH
Loyola University Chicago - Chicago, IL
University of Miami - Coral Gables, FL
University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM
Seton Hall University - Newark, NJ
University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH
University of Denver (Sturm) - Denver, CO
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
University of Tennessee Knoxville - Knoxville, TN
University of Nevada Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge (Hebert) - Baton Rouge, LA
Northeastern University - Boston, MA
Pennsylvania State University (Dickinson) - University Park, PA
St. John's University - Jamaica, NY
University of Missouri - Columbia, MO
Catholic University of America (Columbus) - Washington, DC
Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
Seattle University - Seattle, WA
University of Buffalo - SUNY - Buffalo, NY
DePaul University - Chicago, IL
University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey - Newark, NJ
University of Oregon - Eugene, OR
Hofstra University (Deane) - Hempstead, NY
Indiana University Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN
University of Arkansas Fayetteville - Fayetteville, AR
University of Kansas - Lawrence, KS
University of Louisville (Brandeis) - Louisville, KY
University of Nebraska Lincoln - Lincoln, NE
Marquette University - Milwaukee, WI
Santa Clara University - Santa Clara, CA
Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Camden - Camden, NJ
University of Tulsa - Tulsa, OK
St. Louis University - St. Louis, MO
Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX
University of the Pacific (McGeorge) - Sacramento, CA
Villanova University - Villanova, PA
West Virginia University - Morgantown, WV