It is difficult
to identify the best law school. However, many companies and publications have
created an entire section of the publishing industry that goes in to
identifying the top 100 law schools in the country, and in some cases around
the world. These rankings of the top law schools have very narrow benefit to an
individual, because the objective top 100 law schools by the standards of one
organization or person may not include the top law school which is the
appropriate choice for that particular individual.
There are narrow differences between whichever is the top law school and the
next ten or twenty top law schools. The differences among the top 100 law
schools are very minor. There exist differences in the schools listed among the
top 100 law schools and a school that falls far outside the rankings of the top
law schools. Therefore a listing of the top law schools that extends past the
top 100 law schools may be helpful.
However, a listing of the top 100 law schools in terms of their comparative
costs and the value of the degree granted by one of these top law schools
cannot be overstated for an individual who has to fund their own education at
one of these top law schools.