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Best Law Schools

Vault now ranks the best Law schools. Use our rankings to research potential schools and find the best fit for you.

2015 Best Law Schools

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9.8

Yale University (Yale Law School)

Yale Law School offers its students great flexibility when it comes to carving out their own curriculum. Once students discover where they want to take...

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2014 Rank
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9.8

Harvard University (Law School)

Harvard Law School’s prestige and its alumni star power is known throughout the legal industry, meaning large firms recruit very heavily on campus. While...

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2014 Rank
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9.8

Stanford University (Law School)

Stanford Law School is committed to attracting diverse minds and working with students to make sure a promising career is not ended prematurely due to...

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2014 Rank
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9.6

Columbia University (School of Law)

Columbia University School of Law is located in New York City, the legal capital of the world. In the Vault Law 100, 9 of the Top 10 law firms are based in...

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2014 Rank
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9.6

University of Chicago (The Law School)

With its loan forgiveness program, The University of Chicago Law School is a dream come true for those entering a public interest career. In addition, its...

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2014 Rank
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9.5

New York University (School of Law)

New York is a melting pot of different cultures and NYU Law reflects this reality through an admissions process that pays extra attention to groups...

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2014 Rank
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9.5

University of Virginia (School of Law)

The opportunity to apply legal theory in practical situations through Virginia Law’s innovative Principals and Practice Program best prepares students for...

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2014 Rank
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SCORE
9.4

University of Pennsylvania (Law School)

UPenn features a number of elite professional schools and departments in close proximity to one another and through its Cross-Disciplinary Programs, Penn...

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2014 Rank
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9.4

Duke University (School of Law)

Duke University School of Law offers a quality academic legal education at an affordable rate, made possible through generous financial aid incentives and...

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2014 Rank
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9.2

University of California, Berkeley (School of Law)

Students looking to enter a lucrative career in Intellectual Property Law have found the perfect place in Berkeley. The school not only offers a renowned...

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2014 Rank
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SCORE
9.1

University of Michigan (Law School)

Even during a bad economy, The University of Michigan Law School’s prestige has helped its diverse student body obtain jobs in a variety of different...

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2014 Rank
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SCORE
8.8

Northwestern University (Law School)

Northwestern Law offers a unique experience to its students. From the required admissions interview, applicants are reviewed as complete people and not...

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2014 Rank
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8.8

Cornell University (Cornell Law School)

Cornell Law School has a reputation for its rigorous and challenging program, but the end result is worth the effort. As a member of the Ivy League,...

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2014 Rank
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SCORE
8.8

Georgetown University (Law Center)

Students at Georgetown University are only a stone’s throw away from where actual federal laws are made, which lends to the school’s prestige. That name...

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2014 Rank
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SCORE
8.6

The University of Texas at Austin (School of Law)

UT Law places a great emphasis on diversity with an impressive number of women and minority students enrolling in the school’s JD program. The school...

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2014 Rank
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8.6

University of California, Los Angeles (School of Law)

Candidates looking for a school that emphasizes diversity,  offers a renowned and in-depth Public Interest and Policy program, and features a career...

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2014 Rank
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8.6

Vanderbilt University (Vanderbilt Law School)

Vanderbilt's name value, broad and in-depth career training offerings,  dedicated alumni network, and strong employer ties make the Nashville-based school...

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2014 Rank
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8.4

The George Washington University (Law School)

George Washington University Law School's location is unbeatable, providing students with hands-on training in the nation's capital. Upon graduation, a...

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2014 Rank
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SCORE
8.4

Washington University in St. Louis (School of Law)

Combining ample scholarship and loan re-payment opportunities with a low-cost of living, Washington School of Law provides a top-tier education to students...

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2014 Rank
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SCORE
8.4

University of Southern California (Gould School of Law)

The Trojan Network is more than a slogan - it is a way of life. Students at USC Gould School of Law have an influential alumni network to tap into for top...

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2014 Rank
20