How to find a reliable Top Law School Rankings ?

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There is no world ranking of LL.M. Programs but only of Law School

Indeed, there is around 1.800 LLM in the world divided into "General LLM" and "Specialized LLM"  And there is a huge range of LLM with very unusual speciality like for example an LLM in Polar Law : that is the main reason why this kind of ranking doesn't exist.

Prefer a ranking by country or continent rather than a world ranking

 

Prior to this article we reported rankings of 3 of the most popular countries to study the law. You can have knowledge of these reports following these links :
Find the Top 10 of Best Law Schools in Canada ranked in 2013 ! (source: MacLean's)
Find the Top 20 of Best Law Schools in UK ranked in 2013 ! (source : The Guardian)
Find the Top 20 of Best Law Schools in USA ranked in 2013 ! (source: US News)

If you are looking for an LLM degree in a small country (with a low probability to find a ranking per country), you can refer to this link : QS World University Rankings.
 

 

Take a look at the methodology of the ranking

To have an idea of the reliabilty of this kind of rating, don't forget to take a look at the methodology used by the organization.

Find other types of rankings to give you further details and compare them

There are other types of rankings that you may consider.

Indeed, if you want to apply for a "specialized LLM", try to find a ranking limited to this specialty. U.S. News for instance, propose Top Law School by Law Specialities such as
Clinical Training, Dispute Resoultion, Environmental Law Healthcare Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Legal writing, Part-time Law, Tax Law and Trial Advocacy.

 You can also refer to more unusual ranking like the top 25 of innovative ideas in Law School of PreLaw, . It's important for you to have a large view of all the topics that can have an effect on Law School Ranking