By listing a world’s best law school ranking, we can’t really determine if a student passing out through one of those schools will turn out to be the best closer or best lawyer in town. Good law schools only help you understand the law – practising law totally depends on an individual. Yet we list top 10 law schools in the world to apply for 2014 programs.
Securing a place in a top rated university is a clear indication of a great career ahead. Law is of the most respected disciplines that many students aspire to pursue. Here is a list of the top 10 best law schools that you can apply to in 2014. The ranking is based on a number of factors including rate of acceptance, the median undergrad GPA, student-faculty ratio, assessment based on judges and lawyers, and placement success.
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
At 1,124, the University has one of the highest full-time enrollment figures on this list. As of 2012, the tuition fees stand at $48,250 (state), and 51,250 outside the state. The acceptance figure for 2012 was 24.5%.
University of California – Berkeley
The full-time enrollment at the University of California is 856.Tuition and fees are $48,068 (state), and $52,019 (outside state). 2012
University of Virginia
The University of Virginia admits 1,078 students on full-time basis. Student from the state pay different tuition and fees from those from outside the state – $46,400 (in-state), $51,400 (out of state).
University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania admits 776 students on full-time basis. However, you have to part with $53,138 to study at the University according to the 2012-2013 figures. The 2012 acceptance rate was 15.5%.
New York University
New York University enrolls up 1,471 students on full-time basis, one of the highest on this list. Tuition and fees for the 2012-2013 academic year was $51,150. The acceptance rate in 2012 stood at 27.9%.
University of Chicago
University of Chicago offers one if the best law studies in the world. The University has a full-time enrollment of 610 students. In 2012, the acceptance rate was 20.1%. The tuition and fees for the 2012-2013 academic years was $50,727.
With a full-time enrollment of 1,290 students, Columbia University has one of the highest numbers of students in this list. The 2012-2013 tuition and fees was $55,488. The latest (2012) acceptance rate stood at 18.4%.
Stanford University takes the third slot in this list. Just like the other two universities in the top three positions, Stanford is a world renowned center of excellence. Up to 575 students are enrolled with the University’s law school. The 2012-2013 tuition and fees stood at $50,802. The University posted an acceptance rate of 9.7% in 2012.
As expected, Harvard University is in the top two. The University has a full-time enrollment of 1,727 law students. The 2012 -2013 academic year’s fee was $50,880. While the acceptance rate in 2012 was 16.1% percent.
Yale University takes the first slot in the top 10 law schools to apply in 2014. The University has a full-time enrollment of 615 students in its law program. The tuition fee for the 2012-2013 was $53,600. The acceptance rate for the year 2012 was approximately 8.3 percent. The University offers both part-time and full-time studies.