Columbia Law School Rankings

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate schools of Columbia University - one of the oldest universities in the United States.

In 2006 the Law School created the first-ever ABA-approved student study abroad programs with two prestigious law schools in mainland China: Fudan University and Peking University.

Columbia Law School’s Graduate Legal Studies Program consists of the Master of Laws (LL.M.) and the Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) programs, as well as the Special Student program.

The Juris Doctor (J.D.) program is offered on a full-time basis, requiring three years of study.


- 4th in the US News ranking of Best Law Schools 2010.

- Ranked 4th in the Law Specialty: Intellectual Property Law, and 2nd for International Law (US News & World Report 2009).

- 6th for "Toughest to Get Into" (Princeton Review: Best 170 Law Schools Rankings 2008).

- 8th in the Thomas E. Brennan: Judging the Law Schools Ranking (2008).

- 7th in the Vault's ranking of Top 25 Law Schools (2008).

- 3rd in the Leiter Law School Rankings by Top Producers of New Law Teachers - Total Placement (2003-2007).

- 1st in The National Law Journal survey of "Go-To Law Schools" as determined by the percentage of law school graduates hired by the nation's top 250 law firms, about 75% of its students in 2007 taking jobs among the nation's largest law firms.

- 1st in the National Law Journal's first-ever ranking of law schools from which the 50 largest American law firms hired first-year associates (2005).