University of Chicago Law School

University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago (US) - A Top 10 University in the world as ranked by the Times Higher Education – QS World University Rankings.

The Law School offers a three-year J.D. program, a one-year LL.M. program, and a J.S.D. program. Students may apply for joint degrees with other divisions of the University, e.g., study both the J.D. and the A.M. degree in International Relations; or pursue a Master of Public Policy degree in conjunction with their J.D. through the Harris School of Public Policy.

Notable alumni of the law school include John Ashcroft (Former U.S. Senator), Ramsey Clark (Former Attorney General of the United States), Patsy Mink (Former U.S. Representative), Sir Geoffrey Palmer (33rd Prime Minister of New Zealand), David M. Rubenstein (Founder, The Carlyle Group), Thomas Pritzker (Chairman and CEO of Global Hyatt Corporation), etc.


- Tied for 6th with University of California--Berkeley in the US News & World Report law school rankings 2010.

- 3rd among the Top Law Schools with Best Career Prospects (Princeton Review 2008).

- 6th in the Princeton Review: Best 170 Law Schools Rankings - Best Classroom Experience (2008).

- 2nd in the Leiter Law School Rankings by Faculty Quality Based on AAAS Membership (2006).

- 4th in the Gourman Report of Graduate Programs: Best Law Schools (1993).