The Princeton Review's 2023 Best Law School Rankings Are Now Out

Based on Surveys of 17,000 Students and Administrators at 168 Law Schools, Rankings Name Top 10 Schools in 14 Categories

NEW YORK, January 31, 2023 / The Princeton Review®—known for its education services and school rankings in dozens of categories—today released its rankings of the Best Law Schools for 2023.

The company reports its annual law school rankings in 14 categories: each one lists the top 10 ranking schools. In the rankings released today, one school—the University of Chicago—is ranked #1 on two of the 14 lists: Best Professors and Best for Federal Clerkships. The 14 list categories and the #1 schools on the lists are below. The complete lists are posted at where they are accessible for free.

The Princeton Review’s law school rankings are uniquely based on data the company gathers from surveys of administrators at the law schools as well as surveys of students attending the schools who rate and report on their experiences at them. The rankings for 2023 are based on surveys of administrators at 168 law schools in 2021-22 and surveys of 17,000 students enrolled in the schools over the past three academic years.

More than 60 data points are factored into the company’s ranking list tallies. Of the 14 categories of ranking lists, six lists are based on student- and administrator-reported data. Five are based solely on student data, and three are based solely on administrator data.  Details on the ranking methodology are below.

"Every school that made our Best Law Schools for 2023 ranking lists offers outstanding academics," said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in Chief. "We report our lists in several categories—in lieu of one mega-list solely based on academics—to help applicants choose the law school best for them. Our 14 categories identify law schools we have found to be exceptional for factors that go beyond academics—from career services and placement records to aspects of their campus culture and faculty representation—all of which law school applicants have told us matter to them in their considerations of schools.”

The Princeton Review's Best Law Schools for 2023

    The 14 Categories and #1 Schools on the Lists:

    • Best Career Prospects – New York University
    • Best Classroom Experience – Stanford University (CA)
    • Most Diverse Faculty– Southern University (LA)
    • Greatest Resources for Women – University of California—Davis
    • Greatest Resources for Minority Students – St. Thomas University (FL)
    • Most Chosen by Older Students – University of the District of Columbia (DC)
    The lists above are based on student and administrator survey data. 

    • Best Quality of Life – University of Virginia   
    • Best Professors – University of Chicago (IL)
    • Most Competitive Students – Baylor University (TX) 
    • Most Conservative Students – Ave Maria School of Law (FL)
    • Most Liberal Students – Northeastern University (MA)
    The lists above are based solely on student survey data. 

    • Toughest to Get Into – Yale University (CT)
    • Best for Federal Clerkships – University of Chicago
    • Best for State and Local Clerkships – Seton Hall University (NJ) 

    The Princeton Review website also has profiles of the 168 law schools. The profiles present annually updated information about admission requirements, academics, financial aid, campus life, and graduates' employment. The profiles also report The Princeton Review's ratings of the schools in various categories. The ratings are scores from 60 to 99 based mainly on analyses of institutional data. Rating categories include Admissions Selectivity, Academic Experience, Career, and Professors Accessible.

    About The Princeton Review Law School Rankings

    The Princeton Review's rankings of Best Law Schools for 2023 are based on data from the company's surveys of administrators at 168 law schools in 2021-22, and surveys of 17,000 students enrolled at the schools during the 2021-22, 2020-21, and 2019–20 school years. On average, surveys from 101 students per school were tallied for the 2023 rankings. The administrator survey requested institutional data on the school’s academics, selectivity, acceptance and graduation rates, faculty, and career services among other topics. The 80-question student survey asked students to rate their school’s academics, professors, administrators, student body, and career services and to report on the school’s campus culture. More than 60 data points from the surveys are weighted to tally the lists. Note: The Princeton Review also reports ratings (numerical scores on a scale of 60 to 99) of the law schools. The ratings are based on data from the student and administrator surveys and appear in the profiles of the schools on FAQs on the company’s Best Law Schools for 2023 are on The Princeton Review website at

    Today, The Princeton Review also reported its rankings of Best Business Schools for 2023. The rankings name the top 10 On-Campus MBA programs in 18 categories and the 50 best Online MBA programs. The lists are accessible at

    All schools that participated in The Princeton Review surveys for its rankings are considered for the ranking lists. Schools that do not participate in the surveys are not considered.

    About The Princeton Review

    The Princeton Review® is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admissions services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school–bound students as well as working professionals achieve their education and career goals through its many education services and products. These include online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors; online resources; more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House; and dozens of categories of school rankings. Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review is now in its 42nd year. The company’s brand, now in its 23rd year, is one of the largest online tutoring services in the U.S. It comprises a community of thousands of tutors who have delivered more than 23 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit and the company's Media Center. Follow the company on Twitter (@ThePrincetonRev) and Instagram (@theprincetonreview).

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