2013 Above The Law Ranking

Above The Law’s 2013 Debut Ranking of the Best Law Schools

Rank & SchoolIndexU.S. NewsDifference
  1. Yale University85.871—–
  2. Stanford University85.732—–
  3. Harvard University84.462-1
  4. University of Chicago80.344—–
  5. University of Penn79.947+2
  6. Duke University75.6711+5
  7. University of Virginia73.467—–
  8. Columbia University71.964-4
  9. UC-Berkeley71.379—–
10. New York University70.856-4
11. Cornell University68.8213+2
12. University of Michigan68.649-3
13. Northwestern University68.3512-1
14. University of Texas-Austin60.6715+1
15. Vanderbilt University60.1415—–
16. Georgetown University55.3014-2
17. UC-Los Angeles52.4217—–
18. University of Notre Dame51.8023+5
19. University of Georgia51.5233+14
20. University of Southern Cal51.3618-2
21. Boston College51.2231+10
22. Southern Methodist Univ.50.7648+26
23. Boston University50.1729+6
24. University of North Carolina49.0931+7
25. Washington University47.8319-6

Source: Above the Law and U.S. News & World Report

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.