Best Law Schools in America

Following are some of the Best Law Schools in America as ranked by major publication such as the US News & World Report:

Harvard Law School
- The School offers degree programs of J.D. (Juris Doctor), S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science), and the LL.M. (Master of Laws) program.
- Ranked 2nd in the nation for the Law Specialty: Dispute Resolution, 3rd for International Law, 6th for Tax Law (US News 2009).
- Notable alumni include Barack Obama (the first African-American President of the US).

Cornell Law School
- The school has one of the lowest student to faculty ratio of the 184 American Bar Association-accredited law schools in the United States.
- The LL.M. degree program is ranked 1st in the 2008 AUAP rankings.

University of Chicago Law School
- Placed in the Top 3 among Law Schools with Best Career Prospects (Princeton Review 2008).
- 2nd on a ranking of the "Top 15 Schools From Which the Most 'Prestigious' Law Firms Hire New Lawyers" (Brian Leiter's Law School Rankings).

Columbia Law School
- It created the first-ever ABA-approved student study abroad programs with two prestigious law schools in mainland China in 2006.
- 1st in the National Law Journal's first-ever ranking of law schools.

UC Berkeley School of Law
- It is one of the most selective law schools in the country.
- Ranked No. 1 in the Law Specialty: Intellectual Property Law (USNWR 2009).

Top 10 US Law Schools (America's Best Graduate Schools 2010):
1 Yale University
2 Harvard University
3 Stanford University
4 Columbia University
5 New York University
6 University of California--Berkeley
6 University of Chicago
8 University of Pennsylvania
9 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
10 Duke University
10 Northwestern University
10 University of Virginia

Source: US News & World Report