As of 2015, the U.S. News and World Report declared the three best law schools in the country to be Yale University, Harvard University and Stanford University. Other good law schools include the University of Chicago and Columbia University.
Yale Law University is located in New Haven, Connecticut and was established in 1824. It has consistently ranked highest on the U.S. News and World Report's annual list of the best law schools in the country ever since the newspaper started publishing the lists. Due to its small size and reputation, it is known as the hardest law school to get into.
Harvard Law School is the oldest continually-operating law school in the country and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The school has the largest academic law library in the world and is generally accepted to be one of the most prestigious law schools in existence. Harvard is known for its high rate of employment for graduates after leaving school, as well as for producing a large number of judicial clerkships up to the Supreme Court level.
Stanford Law School was tied with Harvard Law School in second place on the 2016 U.S. News and World Report list of best law schools in the country. Stanford is one of the leading research universities in the world. It also offer students the opportunity to create their own joint degrees.