Top 10 Law Universities 2017



One of the most prestigious subjects available – but where is the best place to learn about justice?! Read Norton House’s top 10 list for law schools in 2017, and remember to keep an eye out for the Norton House crest to see where our students currently study!

法律一直是最熱門的專業之一,而學生應該去哪些法學院就讀呢?Norton House為大家列出2017十大頂尖法學院名單,記得關注圖片上Norton House logo,代表有我們的學生在此就讀喔!


Colombia U

10. Colombia U 哥倫比亞大學

Founded in 1754, Columbia University is the oldest institution of higher education in New York, and the sixth oldest in North America. In fact John Jay, the very first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, graduated from Colombia University! Definitely a notable alumni member from one of the very first law schools in the country.

1754年建校的哥倫比亞大學位於紐約,在北美地區歷史悠久程度排名第六。美國最高法院首位法官John Jay就畢業於此,是哥倫比亞大學最著名的校友之一。


University of California, Berkeley

9. University of California, Berkeley 加州大學柏克萊分校

Being consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation, Berkeley has produced leaders in law, government, and society. According to The Daily Journal, 15 out of the top 100 lawyers in California are Berkeley alumni. 14th Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren graduated from Berkeley back in 1912!

作為美國首屈一指的法學院,柏克萊分校校友成為法律界,政府及社會重要人才。根據調查顯示,加州每100個律師中有15位來自柏克萊。美國第14任最高法官Earl Warren就是1912年畢業於柏克萊分校。


University of Melbourne

8. University of Melbourne 墨爾本大學

Having been established in 1857, Melbourne Law School is Australia’s oldest and best law faculty. Melbourne Law School has produced several luminaries in law and politics, including four Australian Prime Ministers including Julia Gillard, four Chief Justices of Australia, and 13 Commonwealth Attorneys-General!

1857年建校的墨爾本大學法學院是澳洲歷史最悠久且最優秀的法學院。墨爾本法學院為澳洲法律界及政界培養多位權威,包括澳洲首相Julia Gillard,4位澳洲最高法官,以及13位聯邦總檢察長。


London School of Economics

7. London School of Economics 倫敦政治經濟學院

Founded in 1895, LSE has produced several notable alumni in the fields of law and particularly social science-related subjects. With more than 20 Nobel Prize recipients (including Bertrand Russell) coming from LSE, it is clear as to why this university is considered a top 10 institution in the world to study law.

倫敦政治經濟學院建於1895年,學校多位知名校友在法律界,尤其是社會科學方面均有突出貢獻。倫敦政經培養了超過20名諾貝爾獎得主(包括Bertrand Russell),而這就是為何學校法學院可以排在全球前十名!



6. Stanford 史丹佛大學

Stanford Law School has maintained its reputation as one of the most prestigious law schools in the world.  Over 550 students are working toward their Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree. There are also four advanced legal degrees available: a Master of Laws (LL.M.), a Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.), a Master of the Science of Law (J.S.M.), and a Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.). Stanford also maintains eleven full-time legal clinics, including the nation’s first and most active Supreme Court litigation clinic.




5. NYU 紐約大學

NYU law is regarded as one of the most prestigious and selective law schools in the world and has ranked as high as 4th in the nation in recent years. Renowned for its strength in public interest law, NYU is also ranked 1st in the country by U.S. News & World Report in both international law and tax law. Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City, graduated from NYU Law in 1968.

紐約大學法學院在全美排名第四,同時也是享譽世界的知名學府。紐約大學在公共利益法律方面見長,同時在國際法和稅法方面排名全美第一。前紐約市市長Rudy Giuliani就在1968年畢業於此。



4. Yale 耶魯大學

The school’s small size and prestige makes its admission process the most selective of any law school in the United States. Yale Law has produced a significant number of luminaries in law & politics, including US Presidents Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton.

耶魯大學由於名氣斐然及招生人數有限,成為美國最難入讀的法學院之一。耶魯法學院校友在法律界及政界都有很多傑出人物,甚至包括美國前總統Gerald Ford 和 Bill Clinton都是畢業於此。



3. Cambridge 劍橋大學

The Cambridge Faculty of Law is one of the world’s premier law schools, renowned for the quality of its teaching and cutting-edge legal research. The Faculty houses the Institute of Criminology as well as 11 Research Centres. The Faculty has 24 professors, nine readers, and over 70 other University, Faculty and College Teaching Officers. The student body comprises about 700 undergraduate and 225 graduate students.




2. Oxford 牛津大學

The Faculty of Law at Oxford University has a history of over 800 years of teaching and writing law. A unique approach is used in the sense of personalised tutorials, whereby students are taught by faculty fellows in groups of one to three on a weekly basis. It offers the largest doctoral programme in Law in the English-speaking world. One of their most notable alumni members is Sir Humphrey Waldock from the International Court of Justice!

牛津大學法學院擁有超過800年的悠久歷史。牛津有獨特的教育方式,通常會有學生個人指定導師,每週會1至3人組成小組來授課。而牛津大學也是英語國家中,提供最多法學博士課程的學校。牛津大學最著名的校友之一就是國際法庭法官Humphrey Waldock。



1. Harvard 哈佛大學

Founded in 1817, it is the oldest continually-operating law school in the US. Its acceptance rate was 15.4% in the 2013-14 admissions cycle, while being 16.5% in its most recent intake. Harvard Law School graduates have accounted for 568 judicial clerkships in the past three years, including one-quarter of all Supreme Court clerkships, more than any other law school in the United States. This is where Barack Obama met the love of his life, Michelle!

哈佛大學法學院成立於1817年,是美國歷史最悠久的法學院,在2013/14學年,入學率僅有15.4%,最近略有上升,達到16.5%。在過去三年,哈佛法學院畢業生中有568名律政書記,其中三分之一在高等法院,這一比例高過其他美國法學院,而這裡,也是美國前總統Barack Obama邂逅妻子Michelle的地方。


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