Have a desire to become a lawyer? Running out of options in the local area? Here are ten prestigious law schools in the world that you should apply to. When doing research, practically all of them were good. It was nearly impossible to find an equilibrium in them. But I did the ranking anyways and it goes like this.
10. University of Sydney
Sydney Law School is a law program at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. It was first established in 1855. In 2013, the QS World University Rankings placed the law school second in Australia and 10th in the world. It has almost 1,700 undergraduate students and 1,500 postgraduate students, and 100 research students. Its alumni include the current Prime Minister Tony Abbott and four previous Prime Ministers, two Governor Generals, nine Federal Attorneys-General, four Federal Opposition Leaders, and 23 Justices of the High Court. WOW!
9. Stanford University
Acceptance rate: 9.1%. 571 total law students. 93% of Stanford University students pass the bar exam on their first try.
Stanford Law School is known for its extremely low student-to-faculty ratio, with first-year classes counting approximately 180 students. The film “Legally Blond” was originally set at Stanford Law School, but Stanford did not approve of the script, so the setting was changed to Harvard law school.
8. Columbia University
Acceptance rate: 15.8. 1,332 total law students. 96% of Columbia University students pass the bar exam on their first try
Columbia Law alumni include 2 presidents of the United States, 9 Supreme Court justices, and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school. In 1988, Columbia Law School founded the first AIDS Law Clinic in the United States.
7. London School of Economics and Political Science (Previously London School of Economics (LSE))
The London School of Economics and Political Science is a public research university in London, England. It was founded in 1895 by the Fabian Society members. It first issued degrees to its students in 1902. The school has many notable alumni in different departments, including law, and they include 16 Noble Prize winners.
6. University of Toronto
The University of Toronto Law School is consistently ranked no.1 in Canada. Graduates from the law program are attractive to Bay Street hiring. They have well respected faculty and are conveniently located downtown. Entering class at UofT has a median LSAT in the 96 percentile. The total enrolment is around 600 students and there is a 10:1 student/faculty ratio, the best in North America, which is only matched by Yale University. 50% of the students are female! Approximately 30% of the student body is Aboriginals.
5. Augsburg University
Augsburg is a town that was founded in 15 B.C. by the Roman commanders Drusus and Tiberius. It is the third-largest city in Bavaria and is the seat of the Schwabian regional government. The University of Augsburg was founded in 1970. For students who are interested in finishing their degree in law quickly and efficiently, Augsburg is the perfect place to be. The university boasts the shortest study time in Germany. Their facilities are thoroughly modern, affording all that you might expect from a cutting edge faculty. The law school was formed in 1971. The new departmental building was built in 1999, and houses lecture theatres, seminar rooms and a law library. The school is above all proud of the outstanding exam results achieved by their students as well as the high number of students that choose to continue their studies to doctorate level and beyond.
4. Yale University
Yale Law School is located in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Its prestige and small size make the admissions process very selective, even more selective than any other law school in the United States. As of 2013, the school also offers a PhD program in law. It was ranked the number one law school in the country by U.S. News and World Report ever year since the magazine started featuring such rankings. It has the lowest ratio of students to faculty in the world.
3. Oxford University
We recognized University of Oxford as one of the number one choices for law universities in Great Britain. Oxford invests more money in law students than any other school in the world. The Faculty of Law at Oxford allows students to study under the tutelage of the best legal professors like John Armour and Andrew Ashworth. With more than 30 schools within the Oxford system, the Faculty of Law at Oxford represents one of the largest legal educational networks in the world. Getting in is tough, making it through is even harder, but the end product is magnificent.
2. University of Cambridge
Originally founded in 1209, Cambridge University is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world, and the world’s third-oldest surviving university. In the year ended 31 July 2013 the university had a total income of £1.44 billion, of which £332 million was from research grants and contracts. It was ranking among the top U.K. law programs by The Telegraph and was placed the fourth highest by The Guardian. The UCAS points system, a British academic survey of university students, recognizes Cambridge law students as its highest achievers. Cambridge has hosted law classes since its founding in the 13th century, and its alumni group boasts two former Presidents of the International Court of Justice and several members of the Supreme Court of the U.K. With six law degrees available, the Faculty of Law at Cambridge delivers its expertise across the widest possible collegiate spectrum.
1. Harvard University
The Harvard Law School is one of the most professional graduate schools of Harvard University. Located in Cambridge, MA, it is the oldest operating law school in the U.S. and home to the biggest law library in the world. It has educated many leaders, including Lloyd Blankfein of National Amusements, and billionaire Summer Redstone. Each class in the 3 year JD program has about 560 students each. First year students are divided into 7 sections.