Law School Rankings
Law school rankings are often a key determinant for deciding on an LL.M. program. Outlets like USNews and The Guardian regularly publish rankings of law schools.
Keep in mind that many of these rankings do not directly rank LL.M. programs, instead focusing on the law schools themselves or their undergraduate programs. However, LL.M. applicants can use the rankings to get a sense of a law school’s reputation and the factors that go into this, such as faculty strength and diversity.
When looking at rankings information, be sure to take methodology into account. The most robust rankings use a variety of factors, from post-graduation salary to diversity within law programs, to rank programs.
Below LLM GUIDE’s rankings—which list LL.M. programs only by popularity—you’ll find links to a number of different law school and LL.M. rankings.
LLM GUIDE Rankings by Popularity
LLM GUIDE's Top 10 Lists
LLM GUIDE publishes Top 10 Lists, which, while not rankings, are shortlists of LL.M. programs in specific topic areas.
- Top 10 LL.M. programs for Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Top 10 LL.M. programs for Banking / Finance / Securities Law
- Top 10 LL.M. programs for Competition Law
- Top 10 LL.M. programs for Energy Law
- Top 10 LL.M. programs for Environmental Law
- Top 10 LL.M. programs for European Law
- Top 10 LL.M. programs for Health / Medical Law
- Top 10 LL.M. programs for Human Rights Law
- Top 10 LL.M. programs for IP Law
- Top 10 LL.M. programs for International Tax Law
- Top 10 LL.M. programs for Maritime Law
- Top 10 LL.M. programs for Public International Law
- Top 10 LL.M. programs for US Tax Law
Other Law School / LL.M. Rankings
United States (USA)
- USNews.com - America's Best Graduate Schools 2019:
- USNews.com - Best Graduate Schools: Law Specialties: , , , , , , , , , ,
- , by Brian Leiter (University of Chicago Law School) - aggregates a variety of rankings from around the web, including job placement rankings, clerkship placement rankings, etc.
- by former Chief Justice Thomas E. Brennan
United Kingdom (UK)
- (pdf, in German)
- (in German)
Asia and Australia
- lists universities from 16 countries including, , , , , , , , ,, , , , , and
- Netbig Chinese University Rankings: (in English), (in English)
- , ,
- published by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
- Times Higher Education: World University Rankings 2019 by Subject:
Other information about LL.M. rankings / law school rankings
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