The Top 5 Law Schools in America

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If you are interested in becoming a lawyer, where you go to school matters. It matters not just because of the quality of education can differ greatly from one school to another, but also because of salary. While the average salary of a lawyer in a private practice in the United States is a little over $60,000 per year, those who graduate from one of the top 5 law schools in America average over $100,000 per year.

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The Top 5 Law Schools in America If you are interested in becoming a lawyer where you go to school matters. It matters not just because of the quality of education can differ greatly from one school to another but also because of salary. While the average salary of a lawyer in a private practice in the United States is a little over 60000 per year those who graduate from one of the top 5 law schools in America average over 100000 per year. U.S. News World Report recently analyzed more than 140 law schools all across the country and they ranked them based on a number of factors such as undergraduate GPA LSAT score acceptance rate student-to-faculty ratio employment percentage and the percentage of those who passed the bar. Here are their top five: 1. Yale University New Haven CT: Only 8 of those who apply to Yale Law School are accepted and most of these students have had undergraduate GPAs of between 3.83 and 3.97 and an LSAT score between 170 and 175. Their student-to-faculty ratio is a little more than 4:1 and more than 83 of graduates are employed at the time of graduation. 99 of Yale graduates pass the bar exam. 2. Stanford University Stanford CA: 10 of those who apply to Stanfords law school are accepted and most students have had undergraduate GPAs in the range of 3.79 and 3.95 and an LSAT score of 168 to 173. Stanfords

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student-to-faculty ratio is 4:1 and more than 91 of graduates are employed after they graduate. The same percentage pass the bar. 3. Harvard University Cambridge MA: Harvard Law School accepts 16 of those who apply and the majority of its students have had an undergraduate GPA in the range of 3.76 and 3.96 and an LSAT score of between 170 and 175. Their student-to-faculty ratio is more than 8:1 and more than 91 of students there have a job upon graduation. More than 95 of Harvard Law students pass the bar. 4. University of Chicago Chicago IL: The law school at the University of Chicago accepts 21 of students who apply there and most students attending the school have had an undergraduate GPA in the range of 3.73 to 3.95 and an LSAT score of 166 to 172. The schools student-to-faculty ratio is a little under 5:1 and more than 93 of graduates have a job upon graduation. More than 97 of students attending the school pass the bar exam. 5. Columbia University New York NY: Columbia accepts 20 of students that apply to their law school and most students who attend there have had an undergraduate GPA of somewhere between 3.56 and 3.8 and an LSAT score between 169 and 173. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of a little more than 5:1 and around 93 of students have a job after graduation. More than 96 of students at the school pass the bar. Jay Sekulow is the Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law Justice.

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