The legal profession is obsessed with prestige, which helps explain why the highly influential U.S. News & World Report law school rankings loom so large in law dean and applicant decision-making. U.S. News is, of course, the most recognized when it comes to law school rankings. But the recent release of Billboard Magazine’s list for best law schools for music law reminded us of the plethora of other rankings out there that purport to analyze law schools on different fronts. Some are clearly more rigorous than others—a few seem downright silly—but the start of the school year is good to time take a look at what else is available, beyond the scope of U.S. News.
Which law schools are tops at producing the lawyers who become movers and shakers in Tinsel Town? The Hollywood Reporter has you covered with its annual Top 10 law school list. The ranking is based on the number of a school’s alumni who land on the publication’s “Power Lawyer” list. The 2019 iteration has the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Harvard Law School and the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in the top 3 slots.
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