25 Best Law Schools 2020

These are the 25 best law schools in the country based on alumni median salaries one year after graduating. Graduates of Columbia University's law school were the highest earners, with a median salary of $180,300. Law school alumni of New York University and University of Pennsylvania are not far behind, with median salaries of $175,800 and $175,100 respectively. To be considered for this program ranking, schools needed to have a reported median salary for graduates with a professional degree in law.

Tuition, median salaries, and median debt were reported by the U.S. Department of Education. View our methodology for more details about these rankings or read more about the top-ranked schools.

2020 Best Law School Highlights

Learn more about the top five law schools. You can also read student reviews of each school by clicking on the stars. Although student reviews were not used as a ranking factor in this list, we provide ratings and reviews so students can consider the experience of alumni in their decision-making process.