Best Law Schools of 2012-2013

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Law School Rankings

Rank Name Annual Tuition Enrollment
1 Yale University – New Haven, CT $48,000 600
2 Harvard University – Cambridge, MA $43,000 1,700
3 Stanford University – Stanford, CA $44,000 560
4 Columbia University – New York, NY $48,000 1,309
5 University of Chicago – Chicago, IL $45,000 600
6 New York University – New York, NY $44,800 1,400
7 University of California–Berkeley – Berkeley, CA $36,000 In-state,
$48,100 Out-of-state
890
8 University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA $46,500 790
9 University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA $38,800 In-state,
$43,800 Out-of-state
1,120
10 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor, MI $43,200 In-state,
$46,250 Out-of-state
1,118
11 Northwestern University – Chicago, IL $47,500 800
12 Duke University – Durham, NC $45,200 630
13 Cornell University – Ithaca, NY $49,000 620
14 Georgetown University – Washington, DC $43,750 1,630
15 University of California–Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA $35,300 In-state,
$46,000 Out-of-state
1,000
16 University of Texas–Austin – Austin, TX $27,100 In-state,
$42,800 Out-of-state
1,200
17 University of Southern California (Gould) – Los Angeles, CA $46,200 620
18 Vanderbilt University – Nashville, TN $44,100 590
19 Washington University in St. Louis – St. Louis, MO $42,300 850
20 George Washington University – Washington, DC $42,200 1,330
21 University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign – Champaign, IL $36,500 In-state,
$43,500 Out-of-state
620
22 University of Minnesota–Twin Cities – Minneapolis, MN $28,200 In-state,
$37,600 Out-of-state
770
23 Emory University – Atlanta, GA $41,400 710
24 Boston University – Boston, MA $39,600 830
25 University of Notre Dame – Notre Dame, IN $39,300 550
26 University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA $21,400 In-state,
$39,000 Out-of-state
590
27 Indiana University–Bloomington (Maurer) – Bloomington, IN $24,900 In-state,
$40,700 Out-of-state
620
28 Boston College – Newton, MA $39,500 810
29 University of California–Davis – Davis, CA $33,900 In-state,
$44,900 Out-of-state
600
30 University of Georgia – Athens, GA $14,500 In-state,
$30,200 Out-of-state
690
31 College of William and Mary (Marshall-Wythe) – Williamsburg, VA $21,700 In-state,
$32,800 Out-of-state
620
32 University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC $16,000 In-state,
$29,300 Out-of-state
770
33 University of Wisconsin–Madison – Madison, WI $16,400 In-state,
$36,350 Out-of-state
798
34 Ohio State University (Moritz) – Columbus, OH $22,400 In-state,
$37,400 Out-of-state
670
35 Fordham University – New York, NY $45,000 1,168
36 University of Washington – Seattle, WA $22,200 In-state,
$32,800 Out-of-state
500
37 Washington and Lee University – Lexington, VA $38,000 390
38 University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, AL $14,500 In-state,
$26,800 Out-of-state
525
39 Arizona State University (O’Connor) – Tempe, AZ $19,200 In-state,
$32,600 Out-of-state
580
40 University of Colorado–Boulder – Boulder, CO $25,400 In-state,
$33,500 Out-of-state
550
41 Wake Forest University – Winston-Salem, NC $35,400 460
42 Brigham Young University (Clark) – Provo, UT $19,900 450
43 George Mason University – Arlington, VA $20,500 In-state,
$34,200 Out-of-state
480
44 University of Arizona (Rogers) – Tucson, AZ $20,900 In-state,
$35,800 Out-of-state
470
45 University of Utah (Quinney) – Salt Lake City, UT $17,950 In-state,
$34,000 Out-of-state
380
46 University of California (Hastings) – San Francisco, CA $32,500 In-state,
$43,700 Out-of-state
1,300
47 American University (Washington) – Washington, DC $41,400 1,190
48 University of Florida (Levin) – Gainesville, FL $14,200 Out-of-state,
$33,600 Out-of-state
1,100
49 Tulane University – New Orleans, LA $40,600 770
50 University of Maryland – Baltimore, MD $23,700 In-state,
$35,000 Out-of-state
720
* College rankings based on editor generated composite of major ranking indices.