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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.

  • Survey Methodology

    To determine our Best Undergraduate Law Schools Ranking, we use a formula that weighs the most relevant categories for an overall quality ranking. Each school's overall score was calculated using the following formula: 25% acceptance rates, 25% standardized scores (LSAT), 25% quality of life (location/proximity to amenities and student life opportunities and events), and 25% employment opportunities (prestige and % employed upon graduation).

  • Ranking History

2013 Best Law Schools

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SCORE
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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2
SCORE
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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3
SCORE
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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4
SCORE
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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5
SCORE
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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6
SCORE
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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7
SCORE
9.5

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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8
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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9
SCORE
9.4

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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10
SCORE
9.2

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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