This time, we have to abandon our top 7 Ivy League pattern and instead bring you the list of the top 5 Ivy League colleges for law. It’s not our fault really since Dartmouth College, Brown University and Princeton University don’t offer degrees in law. This means that only Harvard University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University and Cornell University are eligible for ranking. Respective universities’ law schools have been established far back in 1817, 1824, 1850, 1858 and 1887. That should speak volumes about Ivy League law programs by itself, not to mention that they are among most prestigious law schools in the country and the entire world. There’s also no need saying about the exclusivity of these programs. Apart from being extremely selective when it comes to prospective candidates, Ivy League law schools are among the most expensive in the country. In fact, if you take a look at this list of the 10 most expensive law schools in the US, you’ll notice that all five of Ivy League law schools have made their appearance there.
Ranking these top 5 Ivy League colleges for law wasn’t that hard. We have taken a peek at QS Top Universities, U.S. News & World Report and Startclass reports about respective global and US law colleges. The former of the three reports gives us an insight on how Ivy League law schools compare against the global law schools, while latter two reports only compare domestic law programs. All three sources have used their methodology to calculate respective school’s position within the law college hierarchy, but differences are generally insignificant in the end. After all, they have all used similar criteria like academic reputation, research relevancy, candidate selectivity, etc. In the end, we have ranked these Ivy League law colleges by calculating the overall positions from all three sources. Hit next to find out which of them earns the top spot.