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The Best Law Firms

Vault's rankings are based on exclusive insider information from verified employees in the law industry. Each year, Vault surveys thousands of law professionals. From the results of these surveys, Vault ranks the top law firms in prestige, diversity, quality of life, and overall best to work for.

NEW! 2016 Vault Law 100

The 2016 Vault Law 100 is here! This year, over 17,000 law associates rated law firms on a scale of 1 to 10 based on prestige. (Associates were not allowed to rate their own firms, and were asked only to rate firms with which they were familiar.)

NEW! Best Law Firms for Diversity

The 25 Best Law Firms for Diversity ranking is based on how well firms perform in five individual diversity categories.

NEW! Best Law Firms in Each U.S. Region

Location, location, location. These rankings reveal the best law firms by region across the U.S.

NEW! Best Summer Associate Programs

What are you looking for in a summer program—fun, reality, or a little bit of both?

NEW! Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For

Vault’s ranking of the leading midsize firms based on what associates say their work life is really like.

NEW! Top 150 Under 150

Looking for a career at a top law firm, but wary of the danger of being a small fish in a big pond? Vault created this list to recognize outstanding law firms with fewer attorneys, but no less expertise, than the global megafirms that often dominate rankings and headlines.