Prospective LLM students may find it difficult or confusing to decide which law school to enroll to for their postgraduate degree. This is where the roles of ranking organizations become handy as they serve as guide in helping students decide. One of the most authoritative ranking organizations is the US News and World Report.
The US News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and information, including among others, the authoritative ranking of the best graduate schools and best colleges. It has in fact published a few days ago its ranking for 2019 Best Graduate Schools for Law. In the latest ranking, a total of 194 fully ABA-accredited law schools were ranked based on each one's weighted average of 12 measures of quality. Data used are those gathered starting fall 2017 to early 2018.
The following are top 20 of the 2019 Best Graduate Schools for Law according to the US News and World Report:
- Yale University
- Stanford University
- Harvard University
- University of CHicago
- Columbia University
- New York University
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Michigan - Ann Harbor
- University of California - Berkeley
- University of Virginia
- Duke University
- Northwestern University - Pritzker
- Cornell University
- Georgetown University
- University of Texas - Austin
- University of California - Los Angeles
- Vanderbilt University
- Washington University in St. Louis
- University of Southern California - Gould
- University of Minnesota
Duke University and Northwestern University (Pritzker) share the tenth place. All these law schools offer various LLM programs in different legal field and concentrations. It will allow aspiring LLM students some ease in choosing the law school that will provide them with quality legal education. Each university offers various forms of financial aid and scholarships to assist deserving students in acquiring their degrees.