Top Ten Ranking Brian Leiter's Law School Rankings
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 ¶  APPENDIX D: Summary Rankings for the Top 25 Schools, 2003-04
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** indicates faculty change since time of survey that might affect score; see the "Notes" in the specialty rankings for the details.

Faculty size is listed in parentheses after the faculty name; unsurprisingly, larger schools are more likely to be strong in more different areas of legal scholarship.

Yale University (53) Rank Score  
Overall: 1 4.8  
Administrative & Environmental Law 1 4.4  
Business Law 6 4.1  
Civil Procedure 5 4.3  
Constitutional Law 1 4.8  
Criminal Law & Procedure 8 3.9  
Critical Theories 11 3.6  
International & Comparative Law 2 4.5  
Law & Economics 2 4.5  
Law & Philosophy 3 4.2  
Law & the Social Sciences 2 4.2  
Legal History 1 4.5  
 
Harvard University (80)
Overall: 2 4.7  
Administrative & Environmental Law 5 4.2  
Business Law 1 4.7  
Civil Procedure 1 4.5  
Constitutional Law 2 4.6  
Criminal Law & Procedure 3 4.2  
Critical Theories 1 4.4  
International & Comparative Law 6 3.9  
Law & Economics 2 4.5  
Law & Philosophy 12 3.4  
Law & the Social Sciences 2 4.2  
Legal History 2 4.3  
 
University of Chicago (35)
Overall: 2 4.7  
Administrative & Environmental Law 4 4.3  
Business Law 3 4.4  
Civil Procedure 10 4.0  
Constitutional Law 3 4.5  
Criminal Law & Procedure 4 4.1  
Critical Theories __ 2.7  
International & Comparative Law 12 3.4 **
Law & Economics 1 4.8  
Law & Philosophy 13 3.3  
Law & the Social Sciences 12 3.9  
Legal History 5 4.1  
 
Stanford University (40)
Overall: 4 4.5  
Administrative & Environmental Law 7 4.1  
Business Law 3 4.4  
Civil Procedure 7 4.2  
Constitutional Law 5 4.4  
Criminal Law & Procedure 8 3.9  
Critical Theories 4 4.1  
International & Comparative Law 14 3.3  
Law & Economics 4 4.4  
Law & Philosophy 18 3.1  
Law & the Social Sciences 6 4.1  
Legal History 5 4.1  
 
Columbia University (61)
Overall: 5 4.3  
Administrative & Environmental Law 1 4.4 **
Business Law 2 4.5  
Civil Procedure 7 4.2  
Constitutional Law 8 4.3  
Criminal Law & Procedure 1 4.3  
Critical Theories 4 4.1  
International & Comparative Law 3 4.4  
Law & Economics 11 3.9  
Law & Philosophy 2 4.6  
Law & the Social Sciences 15 3.8  
Legal History 9 3.9  
 
New York University (82)
Overall: 5 4.3  
Administrative & Environmental Law 1 4.4  
Business Law 5 4.2  
Civil Procedure 2 4.4  
Constitutional Law 5 4.4  
Criminal Law & Procedure 8 3.9  
Critical Theories 9 3.7  
International & Comparative Law 1 4.6  
Law & Economics 8 4.1  
Law & Philosophy 1 4.7  
Law & the Social Sciences 9 4.0  
Legal History 2 4.3  
 
University of California, Berkeley (54)
Overall: 7 4.2  
Administrative & Environmental Law 7 4.1  
Business Law 7 3.9  
Civil Procedure 12 3.8  
Constitutional Law 8 4.3  
Criminal Law & Procedure 5 4.0  
Critical Theories 7 4.0  
International & Comparative Law 8 3.7  
Law & Economics 5 4.2  
Law & Philosophy 9 3.8  
Law & the Social Sciences 2 4.2  
Legal History 9 3.9  
 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (52)
Overall: 8 4.1  
Administrative & Environmental Law 13 3.9  
Business Law 18 3.5  
Civil Procedure 9 4.1  
Constitutional Law 11 3.9  
Criminal Law & Procedure 11 3.8  
Critical Theories __ 3.2  
International & Comparative Law 5 4.0  
Law & Economics 14 3.5  
Law & Philosophy 7 3.9  
Law & the Social Sciences 2 4.2  
Legal History 7 4.0  
 
University of Texas, Austin (73)
Overall: 8 4.1  
Administrative & Environmental Law 9 4.0  
Business Law 11 3.7  
Civil Procedure 5 4.3  
Constitutional Law 3 4.5  
Criminal Law & Procedure 5 4.0  
Critical Theories 15 3.5  
International & Comparative Law 6 3.9  
Law & Economics 18 3.2  
Law & Philosophy 3 4.2  
Law & the Social Sciences 12 3.9  
Legal History 9 3.9  
 
University of Virginia (60)
Overall: 10 4.0  
Administrative & Environmental Law 9 4.0  
Business Law 11 3.7  
Civil Procedure 12 3.8  
Constitutional Law 10 4.0  
Criminal Law & Procedure 5 4.0  
Critical Theories __ 2.6  
International & Comparative Law 12 3.4 **
Law & Economics 5 4.2  
Law & Philosophy 18 3.1  
Law & the Social Sciences 15 3.8  
Legal History 4 4.2  
 
University of Pennsylvania (45)
Overall: 11 3.9  
Administrative & Environmental Law 9 4.0  
Business Law 7 3.9  
Civil Procedure 2 4.4  
Constitutional Law 16 3.7  
Criminal Law & Procedure 1 4.3  
Critical Theories __ 3.3  
International & Comparative Law 14 3.3  
Law & Economics 5 4.2  
Law & Philosophy 5 4.0  
Law & the Social Sciences 6 4.1  
Legal History 12 3.7  
 
Georgetown University (87)
Overall: 12 3.8  
Administrative & Environmental Law 5 4.2  
Business Law 15 3.6 **
Civil Procedure 12 3.8  
Constitutional Law 5 4.4  
Criminal Law & Procedure 11 3.8  
Critical Theories 2 4.3  
International & Comparative Law 4 4.1  
Law & Economics 19 3.1  
Law & Philosophy __ 2.8  
Law & the Social Sciences 17 3.7  
Legal History 12 3.7  
 
University of Southern California (43)
Overall: 12 3.8  
Administrative & Environmental Law 17 3.7  
Business Law 10 3.8  
Civil Procedure 17 3.7  
Constitutional Law 14 3.8  
Criminal Law & Procedure 17 3.6  
Critical Theories __ 3.3  
International & Comparative Law __ 2.7  
Law & Economics 9 4.0  
Law & Philosophy 16 3.2  
Law & the Social Sciences 12 3.9  
Legal History 7 4.0  
 
Cornell University (32)
Overall: 13 3.7  
Administrative & Environmental Law 13 3.9  
Business Law 7 3.9  
Civil Procedure 2 4.4  
Constitutional Law 17 3.6  
Criminal Law & Procedure __ 3.4  
Critical Theories 15 3.5 **
International & Comparative Law 9 3.6  
Law & Economics 12 3.8  
Law & Philosophy __ 2.8  
Law & the Social Sciences 1 4.3  
Legal History 16 3.4  
 
Northwestern University (50)
Overall: 13 3.7  
Administrative & Environmental Law 9 4.0 **
Business Law 11 3.7  
Civil Procedure 12 3.8  
Constitutional Law 11 3.9  
Criminal Law & Procedure 11 3.8  
Critical Theories __ 2.9  
International & Comparative Law 10 3.5  
Law & Economics 12 3.8  
Law & Philosophy __ 2.4  
Law & the Social Sciences 6 4.1  
Legal History 12 3.7  
 
University of California, Los Angeles (62)
Overall: 14 3.7  
Administrative & Environmental Law 15 3.8  
Business Law 11 3.7  
Civil Procedure 12 3.8  
Constitutional Law 11 3.9  
Criminal Law & Procedure 16 3.7  
Critical Theories 2 4.3  
International & Comparative Law 14 3.3  
Law & Economics 19 3.1  
Law & Philosophy 10 3.6  
Law & the Social Sciences 9 4.0  
Legal History 16 3.4  
 
Duke University (47)
Overall: 17 3.5  
Administrative & Environmental Law 17 3.7  
Business Law 20 3.4  
Civil Procedure 11 3.9  
Constitutional Law 14 3.8  
Criminal Law & Procedure 17 3.6  
Critical Theories 19 3.4  
International & Comparative Law 14 3.3  
Law & Economics __ 2.6  
Law & Philosophy __ 2.7  
Law & the Social Sciences 19 3.6  
Legal History __ 3.2  
 
Vanderbilt University (39)
Overall: 18 3.4  
Administrative & Environmental Law 19 3.6  
Business Law 15 3.6  
Civil Procedure 17 3.7  
Constitutional Law 17 3.6  
Criminal Law & Procedure 17 3.6  
Critical Theories __ 2.8  
International & Comparative Law __ 2.6  
Law & Economics 15 3.4  
Law & Philosophy __ 2.9  
Law & the Social Sciences 19 3.6  
Legal History __ 3.2  
 
Boston University (54)
Overall: 19 3.3  
Administrative & Environmental Law 19 3.6  
Business Law __ 3.2  
Civil Procedure 17 3.7  
Constitutional Law 17 3.6  
Criminal Law & Procedure 11 3.8  
Critical Theories __ 2.8  
International & Comparative Law __ 2.6  
Law & Economics 15 3.4  
Law & Philosophy 13 3.3  
Law & the Social Sciences __ 3.2  
Legal History 16 3.4  
 
University of Iowa (40)
Overall: 19 3.3  
Administrative & Environmental Law __ 3.3  
Business Law 18 3.5  
Civil Procedure __ 3.3  
Constitutional Law __ 3.1  
Criminal Law & Procedure __ 3.2  
Critical Theories 19 3.4  
International & Comparative Law 14 3.3  
Law & Economics __ 2.9  
Law & Philosophy 18 3.1  
Law & the Social Sciences 17 3.7  
Legal History __ 3.3  
 
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (49)
Overall: 21 3.2  
Administrative & Environmental Law __ 3.3  
Business Law __ 2.9  
Civil Procedure __ 3.1  
Constitutional Law __ 3.3  
Criminal Law & Procedure 17 3.6  
Critical Theories __ 2.8  
International & Comparative Law 20 3.2  
Law & Economics __ 2.5  
Law & Philosophy 18 3.1  
Law & the Social Sciences __ 3.3  
Legal History __ 2.9  
 
George Washington University (66)
Overall: 22 3.1  
Administrative & Environmental Law 15 3.8  
Business Law __ 3.2 **
Civil Procedure __ 3.3  
Constitutional Law 17 3.6  
Criminal Law & Procedure __ 3.4  
Critical Theories __ 3.2  
International & Comparative Law 10 3.5  
Law & Economics __ 2.3  
Law & Philosophy __ 2.0  
Law & the Social Sciences __ 2.9  
Legal History __ 2.9  
 
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (35)
Overall: 22 3.1  
Administrative & Environmental Law __ 3.2  
Business Law 15 3.6  
Civil Procedure __ 3.0  
Constitutional Law __ 2.9  
Criminal Law & Procedure 11 3.8  
Critical Theories __ 2.5  
International & Comparative Law __ 2.6  
Law & Economics 15 3.4 **
Law & Philosophy 7 3.9  
Law & the Social Sciences __ 3.3  
Legal History __ 2.4  
 
University of San Diego (47)
Overall: 22 3.1  
Administrative & Environmental Law __ 3.2  
Business Law __ 3.2  
Civil Procedure __ 2.9  
Constitutional Law 17 3.6 **
Criminal Law & Procedure 17 3.6  
Critical Theories __ 2.6  
International & Comparative Law __ 2.4  
Law & Economics __ 2.9  
Law & Philosophy 10 3.6 **
Law & the Social Sciences __ 3.1  
Legal History __ 2.3  
 
University of Wisconsin, Madison (49)
Overall: 22 3.1  
Administrative & Environmental Law __ 3.1  
Business Law __ 2.7  
Civil Procedure __ 3.2  
Constitutional Law __ 3.1  
Criminal Law & Procedure __ 3.0  
Critical Theories 9 3.7  
International & Comparative Law __ 2.6  
Law & Economics __ 2.1  
Law & Philosophy __ 2.3  
Law & the Social Sciences 9 4.0  
Legal History 15 3.6  
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