The Best Law Schools for Teaching Excellence

2015 Overall Ranking

SchoolBar Passage RateBar Passage RankingDifference Between Overall Ranking and Bar Passage Ranking

Enroll-ment

Employed 9 Months After Graduation (Placement for Class of 2013)

Place-ment Ranking

1

Yale University

94.4%

19

18

625

91.4%

8

2

Stanford University

93.6%

25

23

574

96.1%

5

2

Harvard University

97.0%

5

3

1741

94.1%

7

4

Columbia University

95.3%

15

11

1248

97.0%

2

4

University of Chicago

94.6%

18

14

612

96.7%

4

6

New York University

94.8%

16

10

1418

95.9%

6

7

University of Pennsylvania

93.2%

30

23

786

97.0%

2

8

University of Virginia

96.1%

10

2

1048

97.3%

1

9

University of California-Berkeley

87.2%

59

50

854

88.1%

10

10

Duke University

95.6%

13

3

629

87.1%

11

10

University of Michigan

93.8%

24

14

1055

86.6%

12

12

Northwestern University

96.1%

10

-2

763

85.8%

14

13

Cornell University

91.6%

36

23

576

85.8%

14

13

Georgetown University

90.0%

44

31

1695

84.3%

18

15

University of Texas-Austin

92.3%

32

17

1046

81.5%

22

16

UCLA

88.1%

56

40

975

77.2%

36

16

Vanderbilt University

95.7%

12

-4

566

74.5%

48

18

Washington University (MO)

94.2%

21

3

687

75.0%

45

19

Emory University

96.6%

7

-12

811

78.6%

29

20

George Washington University

90.3%

43

23

1287

91.0%

9

20

University of Minnesota

99.3%

3

-17

721

75.2%

42

20

USC

87.2%

59

39

602

72.4%

54

 
Source: Tipping the Scales analysis based on U.S. News & World Report 2015 law school ranking