2017 Law School Rankings

2017 Law School Rankings

The Top Law Schools of 2017

(The Best US Law Schools)


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The 2017 law school rankings are out, and below we have the in depth take on the top law schools of 2017, including tuition, average UGPA, average LSAT score, bar pass rate, and employment rate, on a fully functional chart.


2017 Law School Rankings Compared to 2016 Law School Rankings


2017 law school rankings have shown many law schools remained with the same law school rankings, however, there were some notable changes amongst the law schools. Compared t0 2016 law school rankings, 2017 law school rankings show the top 7 law schools, including Yale, Harvard, Columbia, NYU, and Penn, all remained with the same law school ranking from the previous year.

The first notable change with the 2017 law school rankings is Duke University, which went from being ranked 8, to now ranked 11. Taking its place, is University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, which is now tied for an 8 ranking with University of California and University of Virginia.

The next change is Vanderbilt, moving up from a ranking of 17 to 16, and University of California- Los Angeles, moving from 16 to 17.

University of Southern California- Gould Campus has moved from a tie of 20 up to a law school ranking of 19, replacing Emory, which was ranked 19 in 2016. Emory now has a law school ranking of 22 for 2017.

Boston University and University of Iowa have also moved up in law school rankings, both being tied for a ranking of 20. University of Minnesota- Twin Cities Campus has also moved down in law school rankings, from 20 to 22, along with Emory and University of Notre Dame.


2017 Law School Ranking Chart


2017 Top US Law School Rankings

Rank Law SchoolAcceptance RateMedian UGPAMedian LSATBar Pass RateEmployment RateTuition & Fee's (Full Time In-State) Tuition & Fee's (Full Time Out-of-State)
2Stanford University 11.3%3.8917190.1%97.4%$56,274$56,274
4Columbia University 21.9%3.7017192.4%97.6%$62,700$62,700
4University of Chicago 21.9%3.9017092.1%98.0%$56,916$56,916
6New York University 33.1%3.7816995.7%97.7%$59,330$59,330
7University of Pennsylvania 18.8%3.8916998.4%97.6%$58,918$58,918
8University of California- Berkeley 21.2%3.7816687.8%93.2%$48,679$52,630
8University of Michigan- Ann Arbor 28%3.7616893.2%96.0%$53,112$56,112
8University of Virginia 20.2%3.8616893.5%97.0%$54,000$57,000
11Duke University 23.3%3.7616994.1%97.1%$57,717$57,717
12Northwestern University 22.6%3.7716887.0%93.8%$58,398$58,398
13Cornell University 30.6%3.7416791.6%97.3%$59,900$59,900
14Georgetown University 24.5%3.7616787.8%92.2%$55,255$55,255
15University of Texas- Austin 21.9%3.7316788.4%90.1%$33,162$49,244
16Vanderbilt University 38.1%3.7416692.5%93.0%$51,360$51,360
17University of California- Los Angeles29.7%3.7416681.9%95.2%$45,284$51,778
18Washington University in St Louis27.6%3.6716786.2%96.9%$51,626$51,626
19University of Southern California (Gould)29.9%3.7616686.8%93.9%$58,022$58,022
20Boston University37.9%3.6716392.8%93.3%$49,330$49,330
20University of Iowa43.5%3.6116186.8%94.5%$24,177$42,021
22Emory University32.0%3.7716588.8%96.8%$51,510$51,510
22University of Minnesota44.4%3.7916484.6%91.8%$42,231$50,373
22University of Notre Dame35.0%3.6616483.5%87.7%$52,372$52,372
25Arizona State University (O'Connor)43.3%3.6316189.5%92.1%$27,074$42,794

2017 Law School Rankings List

Top Law Schools List- The Best Law Schools of 2017 List

1. Yale University (New Haven, CT)

2. Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

2. Stanford University (+1) (Stanford, CA)

4. Columbia University (New York, NY)

4. University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

6. New York University (New York, NY)

7. University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

8. University of California–Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

8. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (+3) (Ann Arbor, MI)

8. University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

11. Duke University (-3) (Durham, NC)

12. Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)

13. Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

14. Georgetown University (Washington, DC)

15. University of Texas–Austin (Austin, TX)

16. Vanderbilt University (+1) (Nashville, TN)

17. University of California–Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

18. Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)

19. University of Southern California (Gould) (+1) (Los Angeles, CA)

20. Boston University (Boston, MA)

20. University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)

22. Emory University (Atlanta, GA)

22. University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)

22. University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)

25. Arizona State University – O’Connor (Tempe, AZ)




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*The top US Law Schools are ranked based on a variety of factors, including peer assessment (.25), assessment score by lawyers/judges (.15), median LSAT score (.125), median undergraduate GPA (UGPA) (.10), and acceptance rate (.025). For more info on methodology of law school rankings, click here.*


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