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T14 Law Schools


When researching law schools, you've surely seen the term "T14." What does this mean?

T14 is short for "Top 14," and is a shortcut way of talking about the 14 law schools that have remained at the top of the U.S. News and World Report rankings since the rankings started.

While individual rankings may shift slightly from year to year, these 14 schools have always been ranked among the best; generally students from these well-respected schools have the best opportunities to obtain high-paying jobs nationwide.


1. Yale Law School

Yale Law in New Haven, CT has been ranked the best law school in the country since U.S. News and World Report began its rankings.

2. Harvard Law School

Harvard Law in Cambridge, MA is consistently one of the most selective law schools in the country.

3. Stanford Law School

Stanford Law in Palo Alto, CA offers an excellent legal education on the West Coast.

4. Columbia Law School

Columbia Law, through its location in the heart of New York City, offers lots of job and internship opportunities for students.

5. Chicago Law School

Chicago Law along Lake Michigan is perhaps best known for its focus on theoretical law and its intellectual atmosphere.

6. NYU Law School

Like Columbia Law, NYU Law offers an excellent education in what many consider the legal capital of the world.

7. Berkeley Law School

Boalt Hall at Berkeley Law in the gorgeous San Francisco Bay area is one of the most selective law schools in the country.

8. Penn Law School

Penn Law in the heart of Philadelphia, between two other major cities, New York City and Washington D.C., offers an excellent location for employment opportunities.

9. Michigan Law School

Michigan Law in Ann Arbor is one of the oldest and finest law schools in the country.

10. UVA Law School

UVA Law in Charlottesville, VA offers students one of the lowest costs of living among the major law schools.

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