Good Law Schools

Following are some of the good law schools with great reputation for legal education:

Yale Law School
- It has been ranked as the number one law school in the country by U.S. News.
- The school has produced several heads of state around the world. Notable alumni include former U. S. Presidents Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton.

Stanford Law School
- Ranked 2nd for the Law Specialty: Intellectual Property Law; and 7th for Environmental Law (US News 2009).

New York University School of Law
- Rated 1st in Tax Law; and 1st in International Law (USNWR 2009).
- Graduate programs offered include LL.M., Executive LL.M., J.S.D., M.S.L., and Advanced Professional Certificates.

USC Gould School of Law
- 16th overall in the Leiter Law School Rankings by Student Quality (2007).
- 51st in the Thomas E. Brennan: Judging the Law Schools Rankings (2001).

Duke University School of Law
- Top 10 among ABA-accredited law schools in the country (US News 2010).

Northwestern University Law School
- It is a good law school offering high quality programs including the JD Programs, LLM Programs, Executive LLM Programs, Tax Programs.

University of Virginia School of Law
- The University of Virginia has been ranked first or second among the nation's public universities since 1984.
- A survey of 250 national law firms’ recent hiring decisions conducted by the National Law Journal found that University of Virginia School of Law graduates were the 2nd most favored group. It is also ranked 5th in the number of graduates hired by NLJ's top 250 firms.

University of Pennsylvania Law School
- Penn Law was the first law school to win the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award.
- It has been placed 8th among the Top Law Schools with the Best Career Prospects by The Princeton Review.

Vanderbilt University Law School
- It has been placed highly among good law schools in the nation, rated 17th in the 2010 edition of the U.S. News & World Report.

Georgetown University Law Center
- 12th in the Leiter Law School Rankings by Faculty Quality Based on Scholarly Impact - Mean Per Capita Citations (2007).
- 11th in the Hylton Rankings of American Law Schools (2006).

University of Michigan Law School
- The Wall Street Journal reports Michigan Law ranked 2nd in new Super Lawyers ranking of American law schools.
- The Princeton Review consistently ranks Michigan in the top 3 for best career prospects.

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