Top 10 law universities in the world

9:15 am 6 Nov, 2012

A degree in Law is often the door to attaining great heights in one’s career. With dreams in their eyes, every prospective Law aspirant wishes to walk through the corridors of, and soak in the knowledge from, some of the best Law Schools in the World. So among thousands and thousands of Law Universities and Schools all over the world, there are some which are the leading institutions to not only guarantee a celebrated degree but a chance to learn from the very best. Here is a list of the top 10 Law Universities in the world.

10. The University of Melbourne Law school:

Among the best universities in Australia, the professional Law school of the University of Melbourne is also one of the best in the world. It was established in the year 1857. As is with most of the top notch universities, the entry criterion is very stringent with the curriculum and faculty being the best among all the Law Schools in Australia and has produced quite a number of celebrated Legal figures of the nation.

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9. Columbia Law School:

The Professional Law Graduate Schools of the Columbia University is called the Columbia Law School and is a member of the prestigious Ivy League in New York City, the United States of America. It was established in the year 1858. Known for its superlative course offering and faculty it is also the Alma matter of several distinguished alumnus like Franklin Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt among others. It is very difficult to get an admission to this premier institution as it is very cut-throat and has low acceptance rate.

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8. New York University School of Law:

The New York University School of Law was established in the year 1835 and it is one of the premier law schools in the world. It is affiliated to the New York University and situated in Manhattan borough of New York City. Being one of the oldest law schools in the United States of America it has produced some celebrated alumnus undoubtedly like former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. It surely deserves a place in the top universities list for Law.

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7. Yale University:

The Yale Law School affiliated to the Yale University situated in Connecticut, United States is also one of the best Law Schools in the World. It is one of the oldest Law schools in the United States of America established in the year 1824. It also has one of the largest Law Libraries in the world in the form of the Lillian Goldman Law Library. Among others things, the Yale Law review called the Yale Law Journal is also celebrated in the universe of Law. Bill Clinton is one of the noted alumni’s of the law school.

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6. University of California Berkeley School of Law:

Berkeley Law and Boalt Hall, as the Berkeley Law School is referred to, is the professional school of law for the University of California. It is one of the toughest Law Schools to get into with very low acceptance rates. It was established in the year 1894. With a very competitive syllabus it is known to be a sure shot way to gain top ranks in the United States Government.

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5. Stanford Law School:


The Stanford Law School is the professional Graduate School for Law affiliated to the Stanford University. It was established in the year 1893 and is situated in the Silicon Valley near California. It has a small class size compared to other universities but provides top notch faculty members armed with a carefully designed curriculum.

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4. London School of Economics and Political Science:

The London School of Economics and Political Science was established in the year 1895 and is among the top Law Schools in not only the United Kingdom but the World over. It has students from all over the world and is touted to be among the most difficult schools to get into. It boasts so a long list of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners among a list of many notable alumnus. Without a doubt thus it features in this list.

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3. University of Oxford:

The Oxford University has around thirty Law Colleges affiliated to it and is among the largest in the United Kingdom. Tony Blair, the former British Prime Minister, was one of the old pupils of a Law College affiliated to the Oxford University. With students and faculty from all over the world, the Oxford University offers a diverse academic world. It is a dream destination for students wishing to excel in the field of law and has a very good student to faculty ratio of 7:1 which ensures ground level attention to every student.

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2. Cambridge University Faculty of Law:

The Law School of the University of Cambridge is called the Faculty of Law, Cambridge. It is one of the premier universities of Law in the world. It is situated at the Sidgwick Site in Cambridge. It has a very competitive admission process and also a meticulously designed curriculum. The faculty too is one of the best in the world and known for its ingenious teaching methods.

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1. Havard University Law School:

The Harvard Law School, a graduate school for the professional course of Law in the Harvard University, is without a doubt regarded as the best Law School in the world. The current Dean of the Harvard Law School is Martha Minow. Established in 1817, it boasts of prominent and esteemed alumni’s from all over the world, the Harvard Law School is indeed the best among all. It is situated in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is the oldest Law School in the United States of America. Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama are among former students of this prestigious institution.

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