2017 Top 50 Law Schools

Best Law School Rankings

So, you rocked your college grades, steamrolled the LSAT, impressed/conned/bribed your professors into writing outstanding recommendation letters, crafted the perfect law school resume, and rounded out all of that perfection with an ideal theme for your personal statement and supplementary essays. Now, the only thing left to do is pick your law school out of the pile of admissions offers flooding your mailbox. Here you will find detailed information on the nation's best law schools to help you choose.

USNWR Ranksort descending Law School Acceptance Rate Median LSAT Median GPA Tuition

1

Yale Law School 9.4% 173 3.9 $54,650

2

Harvard Law School 15.6% 173 3.88 $53,308

3

Stanford Law School 10.3% 171 3.87 $52,530

4

Columbia University Law School 21.3% 171 3.7 $57,838

4

University of Chicago Law School 19.6% 170 3.9 $53,361

6

New York University School of Law 31.4% 170 3.72 $54,678

7

University of Pennsylvania Law School 17.3% 169 3.89 $54,992

8

University of Virginia School of Law 16.8% 169 3.87 $47,900

9

University of California, Berkeley School of Law 17.8% 167 3.78 $48,058

10

Duke University School of Law 19% 169 3.77 $53,596

10

University of Michigan Law School 27% 168 3.71 $49,784

12

Northwestern University School of Law 26.3% 168 3.75 $54,764

13

Cornell Law School 29.9% 167 3.66 $57,351

13

Georgetown University Law Center 26.3% 168 3.74 $20,890

15

University of Texas School of Law 30.3% 166 3.68 $32,376

16

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law 28.2% 167 3.79 $45,226

16

Vanderbilt University Law School 34% 167 3.74 $48,190

18

Washington University School of Law 24.3% 166 3.69 $49,945

19

Emory University School of Law 32% 165 3.75 $48,174

20

The George Washington University Law School 41.5% 165 3.71 $49,840

20

University of Minnesota Law School 30.8% 164 3.79 $40,058

20

University of Southern California, Gould School of Law 29.3% 166 3.7 $55,023

23

University of Alabama School of Law 24.6% 164 3.86 $20,770

24

University of Washington School of Law 26.2% 164 3.64 $31,983

24

William & Mary Law School 29.5% 164 3.73 $29,000

26

Notre Dame Law School 28.1% 163 3.6 $48,730

27

Boston University School of Law 34.5% 165 3.67 $45,786

27

University of Iowa College of Law 52% 161 3.59 $28,047

29

Indiana University Bloomington, Maurer School of Law 52.6% 162 3.8 $30,526

29

University of Georgia School of Law 33.3% 163 3.69 $18,740

31

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law 39.1% 162 3.54 $26,268

31

Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law 45.4% 160 3.65 $28,033

31

University of North Carolina School of Law 44.7% 161 3.5 $22,215

31

University of Wisconsin Law School 44.2% 161 3.58 $21,365

31

Wake Forest University School of Law 45.4% 162 3.57 $41,364

36

Boston College Law School 34.9% 164 3.61 $45,231

36

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School 35.6% 161 3.77 $11,280

36

Fordham University School of Law 37.9% 163 3.52 $50,996

36

University of California, Davis School of Law 52.4% 162 3.55 $47,286

40

University of Illinois College of Law 45.5% 160 3.56 $41,226

40

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law 40.3% 160 3.57 $24,396

42

Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law 33.4% 162 3.63 $46,519

43

University of Colorado School of Law 38.1% 162 3.58 $31,738

43

Washington and Lee University School of Law 38.1% 164 3.51 $44,707

45

Florida State University College of Law 41.9% 159 3.51 $20,632

46

George Mason University School of Law 31.2% 161 3.55 $25,351

46

Tulane University School of Law 46% 160 3.39 $47,080

46

University of Maryland School of Law 44.1% 159 3.53 $27,174

49

University of Florida Levin College of Law 50.4% 160 3.55 $21,181

49

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law 45% 159 3.51 $23,489