Most Selective Law Schools

Here are the law schools that are the most selective in admissions:

Columbia Law School
- By all measures, Columbia stands as one of America's most highly selective law schools.
- The School is internationally recognized as a leading center of legal scholarship with a strong commitment to teaching and professional training.

New York University School of Law
- In 1988, the Law School already was selective. In the years since, it has become one of the three or four most highly selective law schools, along with Harvard, Stanford, and Yale.

UC Berkeley School of Law
- It is one of the most selective law schools in the nation. Of the more than 7,000 prospective J.D. students who apply annually, Berkeley Law enrolls about 270.
- The School created the nation’s first environmental law program.

University of Georgia School of Law
- Georgia Law is one of the most selective law schools in the country. Its students have outstanding academic records and excellent LSAT scores. The first-time Georgia bar passage rate was nearly 95% for the class of 2009 - the highest of all law schools in state.

University of San Diego School of Law
- USD is a member of the Order of the Coif, the most distinguished rank of American law schools. It is also one of the most selective law schools in the country.
- The School offers the degrees of juris doctor (J.D.), master of laws (LL.M.) and master of science in legal studies ( Legal Studies).

Boston College Law School
- It has been rated the 19th most selective law school in the country (US News & World Report).
- No. 1 for producing the most 'Super Lawyers' in New England (Super Lawyer Magazine).
- To apply for admission, applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university prior to entering law school; have taken the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) within the past five years (June 2005 or later); and register with the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS).

The University of California, Irvine School of Law
- UC Irvine accepted only 110 of a total of 2,741 applicants to fill its 68 first-year positions, for an acceptance rate of 4%, making it the most selective of any law school in the nation, according to the most recent data available from the American Bar Association (2007). UC Irvine received more than 40 applications for each of its positions in its first class. The most competitive law schools typically receive around 20 to 30 applications per slot, according to ABA data.

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