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2014 Best Graduate Schools Preview: Top 10 Law Schools

Want more than a sneak peek at the rankings of these schools and others? Visit on March 12.

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Updated 3/12/13: The 2014 Best Graduate Schools rankings have been released; check out the full Best Law Schools rankings online.

Thinking about applying to graduate school? Whether you're interested in pursuing an MBA, or attending law school or medical school, there are some big decisions to make. Each year, U.S. News & World Report surveys more than 1,200 graduate schools and programs and ranks them according to our methodology to help students decide what to study and find the right school for them.

Here, we offer a sneak peek of the 2014 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

U.S. News surveyed 194 fully accredited law schools. In alphabetical order, here are the top 10 highest-ranked law schools.

School (state)
Columbia University (NY)
Harvard University (MA)
New York University
Stanford University (CA)
University of California—Berkeley
University of Chicago
University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
University of Pennsylvania
University of Virginia
Yale University (CT)

The actual ranking and score of these and other graduate schools will be available March 12, 2013, on

Access the U.S. News Law School Compass for more in-depth rankings and searchable data, tools, and an expanded directory of programs.