many law school rankings, per specialization, country, continent, or even
most of them generally focus on the overall law school quality, and are not an
indicator of the quality the LL.M. program specifically. Indeed, law school
rankings may base themselves on entry requirements to go onto undergraduate law
courses (not postgraduate).
As a consequence, it is very important to look closely at the criteria of each ranking. Do not assume that the quality of the school’s undergraduate programs is the same as its LL.M. program's.
Here are some law school rankings :
- QS ranking (you can filter by region or by country)
US law schools :
- US News and World report : USA well-known ranking
- National Law Journal : based on the number of graduates in Big Law
- Business insider : based on reputation among legal professionals
- Above the law : based on employment data, large firm placement, school costs
They are harder to find, mainly because there is no worldwide LL.M. ranking.
However, several admissions consulting firms release annual rankings of the best LL.M in the USA.
- Weston Ivy ranking : based on number of LL.M. graduates employed by the top 100 international law firms, the U.S. News ranking of the law school and the selectivity of the program
- AUAP ranking : based on program quality, admissions rate, university reputation, average starting salary and satisfaction index of of international students
There are also rankings for specialized LL.M. :
The national law journal also issues a top 3 in several LL.M. specializations in the USA : you can see it on this document (pages 18 and 19).