Law School Reviews

Welcome to Law School Reviews, featuring our reviews of the top 5 law schools across the country.

On this site, aspiring law students may narrow down their options for enrolling in law school by carefully evaluating each university via comprehensive data we have collected.

Top 5 Law Schools

Our organized, easy to read law school reviews cover the top 5 institutions based on essential points of comparison and contrast.

According to our most recent scoring results, the top 5 law schools are listed in order of ranking, along with their respective state location.  For example, some of our top schools in the recent past have included:

  1. Yale Law School (Connecticut)
  2. Harvard Law School (Massachusetts)
  3. Stanford Law School (California)
  4. Columbia University School of Law (New York)
  5. University of Chicago Law School (Illinois)

Criteria Used to Rate the Top 5 Law Schools

Our law school reviews rate each institution based on the following characteristics:

v  Size of School

v  Location of School

v  Quality of Education

v  Rate of Acceptance

v  Post-Grad Employment Rate

v  Tuition Costs

v  Number of Full-Time Enrollees

v  Assessment Scores from Judges/Lawyers

v  Academic Reputation

v  Test Score Data (GPA/LSAT)

v  US News and World Report Ranking

v  Gourman Report Ranking

More about the Factors that Affect Our Rankings

Popular Reporting: Legal education globally is dramatically impacted by the renowned US News and World Report, Gourman Report and other ranking sources.  The world perception of the top 5 law schools has historically been highly influenced by famous reporting systems such as these, which is why we have allowed them to considerably affect our rankings.  When evaluating, our experts closely examine the US News and World’s Top 100 list, which is broken down into sub-groups of accredited law schools.

Scores and Stats: Students have cited GPA and LSAT scores as a major indicator of whether they would accept spots at law schools to which they have been admitted.

Types of Data Used: Our rankings take into account both qualitative data that is perceived subjectively (such as research survey results from law students, law professors, and other educators) and empirical data that can be directly and readily measured.

Other Information that Weighs In: How selective a school is (an element known as “selectivity”) has an effect on our ranking, using the ratio of student profiles to acceptance rate as a guideline.  The law school’s ratio of faculty to students is also considered.  Additional faculty resources are examined and carefully evaluated, which can include library volumes, expenditures, and other related faculty data.  The placement success of graduates plays a substantial role in how we view law schools featured in our ranking system.