Guide to LL.M. Rankings

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Guide to LL.M. Rankings

Most LL.M. applicants look to well-known law school rankings when choosing the school they want to apply to. But be aware that they may not be an good indicator of the quality or reputation of the LL.M. program specifically...
There are 2 types of rankings : law schools rankings and LL.M. rankings.

There are many law school rankings, per specialization, country, continent, or even worldwide rankings.

However, 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 :


World :

  • QS ranking (you can filter by region or by country)


US law schools :

  • Above the law  : based on employment data, large firm placement, school costs


UK :


Canada :


Germany :

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).

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