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Best Law Schools In The World, 2019

Harvard Law School at Harvard University, has been recognized as the best law school in the world for 2019, according to the CEOWORLD magazine, while Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford and Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge placed second and third, respectively.

The 2019 rankings placed Yale Law School, Yale University in fourth ahead of Stanford Law School, Stanford University into fifth; while NYU School of Law, New York University ranked sixth, and UC Berkeley School of Law, University of California, Berkeley seventh.

Overall, among the top eleven best law schools in the world for 2019, the 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th positions are held by Columbia Law School, Columbia University; University of Chicago Law School; Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne; and UCL Faculty of Laws, University College London.

If you’re looking to study law, you may be finding it difficult to choose between the many thousands of prestigious law schools available around the world. We have shortlisted top five law schools in the world to ease your job:

Best Law Schools In The World, 2019

  1. Harvard Law School, Harvard University, United States
  2. Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  3. Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  4. Yale Law School, Yale University, United States
  5. Stanford Law School, Stanford University, United States
  6. NYU School of Law, New York University, United States
  7. UC Berkeley School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, United States
  8. Columbia Law School, Columbia University, United States
  9. University of Chicago Law School, United States
  10. Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia
  11. UCL Faculty of Laws, University College London, United Kingdom
  12. Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Switzerland.
  13. LSE Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.
  14. Leiden Law School, Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Harvard Law School, Harvard University, United States

Harvard Law School is regarded as a leading law school in the world in terms of its influence, reputation and academic pedigree. Only the academic elite can claim a place at Harvard, and the nominal cost of attendance is high – through the university’s hefty endowment is such that around 60 percent of students can take advantage of this generous financial aid packages.

Students live in one of the dormitories in Harvard Yard and eat in the historic and picturesque Annenberg dining hall. Harvard students are active around and beyond campus, with over 400 official student societies including extracurricular, co-curricular and athletic opportunities. Student life is a rich and rewarding experience at Harvard whether playing on the field in Harvard Stadium, performing entrepreneurial activities at the Harvard innovation lab or writing and editing at the daily newspaper named Harvard Crimson. Alumni include eight US presidents, several foreign heads of state, 62 living billionaires, 359 Rhodes Scholars, and 242 Marshall Scholars.

Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

The University of Oxford does not have the main campus, Its colleges each have a distinctive character and are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medallist’s, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Gandhi, and many UK Prime Ministers. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking, and Richard Dawkins.

Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge United Kingdom

Located 50 miles north of London, the University of Cambridge is divided into 31 autonomous colleges along with many of the older ones situated on the famous river Cam. Applications are made directly to the individual colleges, rather than to the university overall. You can live and are often taught within your college, receiving small group teaching sessions known as college supervisions.

Six academic schools – Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Technology – are spread across the university’s colleges, housing roughly 150 faculties and other institutions. On the academic side, the university is home to over 100 libraries, which hold more than 15 million books in total.

Alumni and faculty include ninety-eight Nobel laureates and 15 British prime ministers have affiliations with Cambridge as students including the scientists Francis Crick and Frederick Sanger.

Yale Law School, Yale University, United States

Yale University is a private research university and a member of the prestigious Ivy League, a group of America’s most celebrated higher education institutions. The university is organized into 14 schools: the original undergraduate college, the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and 12 professional schools.

College life is similarly rich, reflecting the diversity of cultures and nationalities on campus. Their alumni include five US presidents: William Howard Taft, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.

Stanford Law School, Stanford University, United States

Located 35 miles south of San Francisco and 20 miles north of San Jose, Stanford University is in the heart of Northern California’s dynamic Silicon Valley, home to Yahoo, Google, Hewlett-Packard, and many other cutting-edge tech companies that were founded by and continue to be led by Stanford alumni and faculty. It is said that if Stanford graduates formed their own country it would boast one of the world’s largest ten economies. Stanford has 18 interdisciplinary research institutes and seven schools: the Graduate School of Business; School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences; Graduate School of Education; School of Engineering; School of Humanities and Sciences; Law School; and School of Medicine.

Stanford Alumni counts 19 Nobel laureates within its community and is regularly ranked among the top three universities in the world.

We hope the above law schools will help you decide which one to choose from.


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Aastha Maheshwari
Aastha Maheshwari, travel and lifestyle reporter for CEOWORLD magazine. She covers luxury travel and fashion.
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