Yale Law School is located in the picturesque New Haven, Connecticut. The school has ranked as the number one law school in the United States on many different lists, beating out other prestigious schools like Harvard, Stanford and Columbia.
Yale is renowned for it’s academic excellence, skilled faculty, and small class sizes. It has the lowest student to faculty ratio in the US. The school is also famous for its abolishment of the traditional grading system.
Yale Law School is ranked as the number one law school on top-law-schools.com and it has maintained the number one position in U.S. News & World Report Magazines highest ranked law schools, since the establishment of the list. Not only is it one of the best law schools in America, but it’s also one of the best in the world. It’s high ranking and small number of admissions, makes Yale Law school one of the most selective schools in the US.
Many notable alumni have graduated from Harvard Law School, including former president Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former president Gerald Ford, U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito and former U.S. Supreme Court Justices Abe Fortas and Byron R. White.
Specialties: The school’s main specialist areas include environmental law, business and corporate law, and international law.
The application fee for Yale Law School is currently $75. The annual tuition and other fees are currently $50,750. Room and board expenses average around $17,000.
The application deadline for Yale Law School is February 15th and around 3,300 applicants apply.
There are around 200 places available at Yale Law School, and around six to seven percent of applicants are offered admission. In total the student body at Yale Law School is about 629.
The Yale Law school 25th/75th percentiles for successful admission are 170-177 for the LSAT and 3.83-3.96 for the GPA. However, Yale Law School also reviews other aspects of an individual’s application and will accept those who fall a little under the percentile.
Graduates of Yale Law School have an extremely high employment rate of 96.5% after 9 months after graduation.
Yale Law School Stats
US News 2011 - Rank1
Gourman Report - Rank3
2011 GPA 25th-75th Percentile - 3.81-3.96
2011 LSAT 25th-75th Percentile - 171-176
TuitionFull-time: $50,750 per year
Enrolment 2011 - 629
Applicants 2011 - 3300
Application Deadline - February 15
Application Fee - $75
Student-faculty ratio - 7.7 – Low
Total faculty - 156