The rankings abound and just which ones you rely upon or consider the most authoritative is amatter of considerable debate.
In the United States there is the US News and World Report rankings as a leader among rankings and a host of others including the Princeton Review law school rankings and ATL Law School rankings and on they go.
The QS rankings combine data to produce results in different subjects that are weighted by discipline and reflecting academic reputation, employer reputation and research considerations.
But for a global look at the best law schools anywhere, you need the World Law School Rankings
used by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) team who use “extensive datasets” to rank universities.
And the world’s top 10 law schools?
7. London School of Economics and Political Science
9. UC Berkeley
Within the top 25 law schools there is Chicago at number 12, Georgetown (24) and later Michigan (28), Penn (29), Cornell (31), UCLA (32), Duke (39) and UVA (47).
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