NYU, Harvard, and Columbia Law Schools Top Law Street’s Business Law Specialty Rankings


Law Street Media, LLC
Chelsey D. Goff


NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014. Law schools at New York University, Harvard, and Columbia ranked as the top three Business Law programs in country according to a new set of comprehensive rankings released today by Law Street Media.

Law Street’s rankings provide prospective law students interested in pursing business law with a complete picture of the educational landscape. The top schools offer students practical experience, expert instruction, and connections to top-tier professionals in this demanding career field. Law Street’s Business Law Rankings are the third set of five specialty rankings scheduled to be released this summer.

“We undertook this ongoing project because of the insufficiency of existing rankings such as those published by U.S. News and World Report that overlook meritorious programs,” said John A. Jenkins, Founder and CEO of Law Street Media. “In the current competitive marketplace both for law schools as well as new graduates, it is vital to drill down into the specialties and take a closer look at which programs truly offer the greatest value. Tuition payers need to be fully informed. The fact that we found some unheralded-yet-excellent programs is good news for anyone considering the major tuition investment that law school has become.”

In addition to New York, Harvard, and Columbia, the Top 10 Business Law programs included Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, Fordham, Georgetown, UCLA, Loyola Chicago, and Yale.

Top honorable mentions for Business Law programs went to the University of Pennsylvania, Michigan, San Diego, George Washington University, and Stanford.

The Law Street list contains some surprises. The University of Chicago scored very high for its extensive and well-rounded business law course offering, even though the public profile for this program is relatively low. Its curriculum includes a variety of choices, ranging from labor and insurance laws to international business and antitrust. Law Street’s data indicates that Fordham University also provides an excellent course selection, offering students the ability to customize their business law educations. The school also received top marks for its excellent location and access to nationally top ranked business law firms.

Read our recent Healthcare Law rankings here, and Intellectual Property Law rankings here. Continue to check back here to see additional rankings throughout the summer.

Law Street is an open-access web-based media platform covering law and public policy. It was founded as a way to provide a single essential resource to law students and young professionals in the rapidly-evolving legal industry. Read the press release about Law Street’s recent launch here, and see the Publishers Weekly story about our company here. Law Street’s Founder and CEO is journalist and author John A. Jenkins, formerly President and Publisher of CQ Press. Read more about John and the rest of the Law Street team here.

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