A Quick List of Excellent Law Schools

A Quick List of Excellent Law Schools

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A Quick List of Excellent Law Schools

Temple Law School

 

Temple Law School, or the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, has been a part of Temple University since 1895. At present, Temple Law School has a class of just under a thousand people, as are taught by a staff of 64 full-time professors of law, with JoAnne Epps currently acting as Dean. Temple Law School is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

University of Texas Law School

 

The Austin-based University of Texas Law School is ranked 15th among American law schools by U.S. News & World Report, and as such is highly competitive. Due to its public funding, 65% of the University of Texas Law School class, one currently composed of 1484 students, is reserved for Texas residents. Lawrence Sager is the school’s dean. The University of Texas Law School was founded in 1883, and over its history has sent alumni to prominent positions in government, including Secretaries of State, Energy, and the Treasury.

 

Concord Law School

 

Concord Law School is an online law school operated by the Kaplan educational company out of Los Angeles, California. The California Bar Examination is open to graduates of the Concord Law School Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree program, while the Massachusetts bar examination was also opened to a Concord alumnus through a lawsuit heard in the state Supreme Court. In addition to the 92-unit J.D. program, Concord students can also take the 72-unit Executive Juris Doctor program.

 

Cardozo Law School

 

Cardozo Law School is ranked 48th among American law schools by U.S. News & World Report and is part of Yeshiva University. The full title for Cardozo Law School is the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Current class size stands at 1300 students, who are taught full-time by 85 law professors. Cardozo Law School graduates are particularly prominent in New York City legal circles, and frequently come from Cornell University, NYU, and Columbia University.

 

Catholic University Law School

 

The Catholic University Law School, or Columbus School of Law, is the 88th best-ranked law school in the United States according to the evaluation provided by U.S. News & World Report. Catholic University Law School is a component of the Catholic University of America, and is currently responsible for the legal education of 950 people, a task filled by 120 professors of law. The law school was first established in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus.

 

Baylor Law School

 

Baylor Law School is ranked at position #64 by U.S. News & World Report and has a class size of 418 law students. Located in Waco, Texas, the school is publicly funded and admits students into different “quarters,” through which they may enter in the summer, fall or spring. Baylor Law School alumni include former members of the Texas Supreme Court and governors of Texas, while the school is known historically as Texas’s oldest law school.

 

William and Mary Law School

 

The oldest law school still operating in the United States, William and Mary Law School is located in Williamsburg, Virginia and ranked #28 among American law schools, and #10 among American public law schools, by U.S. News and World Report. Current class size at William and Mary Law School is 625 students. William and Mary Law School is closely linked to American history, having been created at the urging of Thomas Jefferson.

 

University of Houston Law Center

 

The publicly funded University of Houston Law Center is the 59th best American law school in U.S. News & World Report’s survey of this educational field. University of Houston Law Center has a class size of 1103 students and a faculty of 130 law professors. The bar examination pass rate for University of Houston Law Center graduates nears 90%. University of Houston Law Center has full accreditation from the American Bar Association (ABA) and is a member of the honorary society Order of the Coif.

 

University of Miami School of Law

 

The privately-funded University of Miami School of Law is ranked at position #60 among the nation’s law schools by U.S. News & World Report. The school, with Patricia D. White currently serving as Dean, has a class of 1208 students and a faculty with 70 full-time law professors. Annual tuition for students is $34,652, and can allow them to pursue such various legal degrees as for Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.).

 

DePaul University School of Law

 

Ranked the 98th best law school in the United States, DePaul University College of Law serves 741 students on a full-time basis, in addition to 352 part-time students, and is administered by Dean Warren Wolfson. DePaul University School of Law, which is Roman Catholic-affiliated and privately funded, has its campus in Chicago, Illinois, as a part of the larger framework of DePaul University, where it is noted for its Intellectual Property and Health Law programs.

 

Rutgers Law School

 

Two Rutgers Law School options exist for people who are interested in gaining their legal education in this way. People can choose to enroll in Rutgers School of Law Camden, the nation’s 77th best law school in the ranking drawn up by U.S. News & World Report, or alternately they can enter Rutgers School of Newark, U.S News & World Report’s 80th highest ranked law school.

 

Boston University Law School

 

Boston University Law School serves a class of 836 hopeful lawyers and is staffed by a faculty of 126 law professors, having existed since 1872. Boston University Law School students are estimated to pass the Bar Examination at a rate of 92.92%, and are applied to by around 8,000 people on a year-to-year basis. Historically, Boston University Law School can be distinguished for having accepted female and non-white students earlier than most American law schools.

 

McGeorge School of Law

 

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law has a class size of 1104 and a full-time faculty of 60, with annual tuition rates of $38,556. McGeorge School of Law is ranked at position #98 by U.S. News & World Report. The namesake of the law school, Verne Adrian McGeorge, began the institution with informal law classes in the 1920s. The law school became a part of the University of the Pacific in the late 1960s.

 

Touro Law School

 

Touro Law School, also called Touro Law Center and the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, has campuses in Central Islop, New York and is privately funded. The dean of Touro Law School is Lawrence Raful, while the institution has existed since 1980, and its parent school, Touro College, since 1970. Touro Law School currently has a class of 793 people and a faculty of 50, with a student body which is 46% female and 27% minority.

 

University of Washington School of Law

 

University of Washington School of Law is funded publicly and is incorporated into the University of Washington, on that institution’s Seattle campus. U.S. News & World Report ranks University of Washington School of Law at position #34 of the county’s legal education institutions. Class size at University of Washington School of Law is 671, while faculty size is 66, and the bar examination pass rate for graduates is 87.5%.

 

Tulane Law School

 

Tulane Law School is located in New Orleans and is backed privately. Ranked #48 by U.S. News & World Report, the institution offers, among other programs and possible courses, a course on the differences between civil and common law, based on the fact that Louisiana, unique among American states, has a legal system based on the former rather than latter. Tulane Law School students may be accredited as Juris Doctors (J.D.), Masters of Laws (LL.M.), and Doctors of Laws (S.J.D.).

 

Osgoode Hall Law School

 

Osgoode Hall Law School is a Canadian law school which is backed publicly and located in Toronto. The law degree offered through Osgoode Hall Law School is accepted throughout the country save in Quebec, where a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree received through this school can be used in conjunction with a Bachelor of Civil Law (LL.L.) degree obtained from Université de Montréal. Osgoode Hall Law School has been open since 1889.

 

University of Baltimore School of Law

 

University of Baltimore School of Law provides Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees to its students, who presently comprise 1000 people, as are taught by 50 professors of law. J.D. concentrations include estate planning law, intellectual property law, and litigation and advocacy law. LL.M. specializations allowed through study at University of Baltimore School of Law are tax and United States law. U.S. News & World Report ranks University of Baltimore School of Law as being on the third tier of U.S. law schools.

 

 

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