Thomas M. Cooley Law School
 
 

SCHOOL 2010  
Harvard Law School
1
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
2
 
Georgetown University
3
New York University
4
University of Virginia
5
Columbia University
6
Northwestern University
7
University of Texas
8
George Washington University
9
Yale Law School
10
American University
11
University of Michigan
12
University of Pennsylvania
13
Boston University
14
University of Miami
15
University of California - Los Angeles
16
Fordham University
17
Washington University
18
University of Minnesota
19
University of California - Hastings
20
 
University of Wisconsin
21
 
University of Maryland
22
 
Brooklyn Law School
23
 
University of Houston
24
 
Temple University
25
 
Loyola Law School
26
 
University of California - Berkeley
27
Chicago-Kent College of Law
28
 
Emory University
29
 
Stanford University
30
Duke University
31
Suffolk University
32
 
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
33
 
Cornell Law School
34
University of North Carolina
35
 
Stetson University
36
 
Boston College
37
 
Indiana University - Bloomington
38
 
South Texas College of Law
39
 
John Marshall Law School
40
 
University of Chicago
41
Hofstra University
42
 
Seton Hall University
43
 
University of Florida
44
 
Saint Louis University
45
 
Ohio State University
46
 
SMU Dedman School of Law
47
 
University of Connecticut
48
 
University of Illinois
49
 
Lewis and Clark Law School
50
 

 

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Access to Legal Education for All

By ranking according to first-year class size, first-year minority enrollment, and first-year minority enrollment percentage, schools are ranked on their ability to provide access to law school, particularly for minorities.

Cooley's Ranking:

• #1 in JD Minority Enrollment
• #1 in First-Year Minority Enrollment
• #1 in Total Enrollment
• #1 in First-year Matriculants

 

Prepare Students to Practice in Global Community

Over the past few years, both the profession and the law schools have recognized and emphasized the impact of globalization on nearly every aspect of American life. To reflect this reality, we have added two factors long-reported in the ABA-LSAC Official Guides, the enrollment of foreign national students and the percentage of foreign national students enrolled.

Cooley's Ranking:

• # 1 JD Foreign National Enrollment
• # 1 in Number of States in Which Graduates are Employed

 

Cost of attendance: Cooley keeps law school affordable.

We have always included rankings for comparative tuition, rankings for the percentage of students receiving grants and scholarships, and rankings for the median amount of the grants and scholarships awarded. We have introduced rankings that compare the affordability of schools based on the actual attendance costs for resident and non-resident students, using the weighted net tuition for an individual student. 

Cooley's Ranking:

• #1 in % of Full-time Students Receiving Grants

Non-Resident Affordability Compared to:

• All law schools - 19/196 (10th percentile)
• Private law schools - 6/117 (5th percentile)
• Public law schools - 14/80 (18th percentile)

Resident Affordability Compared to:

• All law schools - 71/196 (36th percentile)
• Private law schools - 6/117 (5th percentile)
 

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