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1. Columbia University - Law School Studying law at Columbia Law School gives you access to an exceptional community that provides students with an education long renowned for its intellectual rigor and high standards.
For more than a century, Columbia Law School has educated students who, having already earned a basic law degree—the U.S. Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or its foreign equivalent—wish to pursue an advanced course of full-time study in furtherance of careers in teaching, public service, or the international practice of law.
Each year, the Law School enrolls approximately 250 graduate students from more than 50 jurisdictions in our Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D) degree programs. Their experience spans all areas of the legal profession—including academia, the judiciary, public service, civil rights, and human rights advocacy, NGOs, international organizations, and private practice. Law School students interact with unrivaled faculty and highly accomplished students; work very hard; are treated exceptionally well; and obtain a degree that represents the best that U.S. legal education can offer. This remarkable community of individuals, when embraced by the Law School’s longstanding commitment to excellence, makes the school an especially dynamic and vibrant community in which to study law. We invite you to explore the rest of the site and to contact us with further questions.
2. Harvard University - Law School Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world.
Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields.
A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.
3. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) - Department of Law Since the foundation of the LSE just over a century ago, the study of law has been an integral part of the School's mission. The Law Department is one of the largest in the School. Its special place in a school of social sciences has given legal studies in the Department a distinctive, interdisciplinary character. The Law Department has played a major role in policy debates and policy-making and in the education of lawyers and law teachers from around the world. It enjoys a uniquely cosmopolitan student body, and has deeply influenced legal education in most common law countries.
4. New York University (NYU) - School of Law Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions.
Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.
To find out about our academic specialties and the first-rate faculty that teach them-explore the Areas of Focus section. There you can learn about Business, Clinical, Constitutional, Criminal, Environmental, Innovation, Interdisciplinary, International, Procedure, Public Interest and Tax Law.
5. Stanford University - Law School At Stanford Law School, excellence is a given. Our community — engaged faculty and students, influential alumni, dedicated staff — is united in its belief that a Stanford Law degree is a powerful tool for change. Our programs —intensive curriculum, hands–on legal clinics, high-profile academic centers — cultivate professional skills and values, inspire new ideas, and engage leaders in developing solutions. And our resources — from cutting-edge facilities to the diverse advantages of Stanford University — make the Stanford Law campus an ideal environment for exploring and mastering the law.
6. University of California, Berkeley (UCB) - Berkeley Law Berkeley Law offers a superb education in both established and emerging fields of law. Our intellectual property program was the first of its kind, and remains dominant more than a decade later. We were legal pioneers of the green movement, creating the nation’s first environmental law program. Our international law experts are tackling such urgent issues as climate change, deep-ocean drilling, and privacy in an age of high-tech surveillance. And our multifaceted social justice program is a magnet for socially minded faculty and students from across the country.
8. University of Melbourne - Law School Melbourne Law School brings together leading local and international scholars, alumni, researchers and members of the legal profession - people who believe in excellence and who strive to make a difference - to provide students with a range of transformative experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. Melbourne Law School has recently been recognised as one of only two law schools in Australia to achieve the top rating for research quality in the Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research for Australia report.
9. University of Tokyo - Faculty of Law and Graduate Schools for Law and Politics The purpose of the programs in the Faculty of Law is to cultivate talented individuals with broad vision, a sharp legal mind and the basics of political insight through education and research centered on legal and political studies.
The origin of the Faculty of Law dates back to the "Law School" established by the Ministry of Justice in July 1872 (Meiji 5) and the “Law Department of Kaisei Gakko” established by the Ministry of Education in April 1873 (Meiji 6). Since then, the Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo has consistently served as the research center for legal and political studies, and provides highly sophisticated education supported by its history. The Faculty has produced innumerable outstanding professionals including both Japanese and foreign nationals in the fields of law practice, government service, politics, business, news media and academia. The focus of the education in this Faculty is to cultivate legal and political viewpoints and to provide students with a broad perspective and powers of discernment relating to social life through the understanding of basic theory in relation to a wide range of legal and political matters.