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Law Schools in New York

Are you are looking to go to one of the law schools in New York? There are 15 ABA accredited law schools in New York.

The highest ranked law school in New York is Columbia University, which was ranked 4 by US News in 2022. The school has an LSAT median of 174 and a GPA median of 3.84.

The best law school in New York depends on what you're looking for. Every law school is different, just like every person is different.

Other schools in New York include NYU Law School, Cornell Law School, Fordham Law School, Cardozo School of Law, St. John's Law School, University at Buffalo Law School, Brooklyn Law School, Syracuse Law School, Hofstra Law School, Albany Law School, New York Law School, CUNY Law School, Pace Law School, Touro Law School. If you want to go to law school in New York, you should consider these schools.

ABA accredited law schools in New York

  1. Columbia Law School
  2. NYU Law School
  3. Cornell Law School
  4. Fordham Law School
  5. Cardozo School of Law
  6. St. John's Law School
  7. University at Buffalo Law School
  8. Brooklyn Law School
  9. Syracuse Law School
  10. Hofstra Law School
  11. Albany Law School
  12. New York Law School
  13. CUNY Law School
  14. Pace Law School
  15. Touro Law School

You can also check out law schools in the states that border New York: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont.

Detailed information on New York law schools

Columbia Law School

New York City, New York
Rank 4 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 4 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 172/174/176
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.75/3.84/3.92
  • Acceptance rate: 11.4
  • Bar passage rate: 96.4

NYU Law School

New York City, New York
Rank 7 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 7 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 170/172/174
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.73/3.86/3.93
  • Acceptance rate: 14.5
  • Bar passage rate: 98.0

Cornell Law School

Ithaca, New York
Rank 12 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 12 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 169/171/173
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.74/3.86/3.95
  • Acceptance rate: 15.6
  • Bar passage rate: 95.7

Fordham Law School

Bronx, New York
Rank 37 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 37 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 164/166/168
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.51/3.7/3.8
  • Acceptance rate: 17.7
  • Bar passage rate: 90.0

Cardozo School of Law

New York City, New York
Rank 52 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 52 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 160/164/166
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.53/3.74/3.86
  • Acceptance rate: 30.8
  • Bar passage rate: 90.9

St. John's Law School

Queens, New York
Rank 84 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 84 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 155/162/164
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.39/3.62/3.79
  • Acceptance rate: 35.6
  • Bar passage rate: 90.7

University at Buffalo Law School

Buffalo, New York
Rank 94 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 94 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 153/156/159
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.35/3.58/3.78
  • Acceptance rate: 38.8
  • Bar passage rate: 79.0

Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn, New York
Rank 98 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 98 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 157/159/161
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.31/3.5/3.66
  • Acceptance rate: 39.6
  • Bar passage rate: 81.8

Syracuse Law School

Syracuse, New York
Rank 103 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 103 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 154/157/160
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.19/3.51/3.72
  • Acceptance rate: 32.7
  • Bar passage rate: 81.5

Hofstra Law School

Hempstead, New York
Rank 118 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 118 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 152/156/158
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.16/3.48/3.69
  • Acceptance rate: 42.3
  • Bar passage rate: 70.9

Albany Law School

Albany, New York
Rank 122 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 122 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 152/154/157
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.21/3.42/3.69
  • Acceptance rate: 50.4
  • Bar passage rate: 85.0

New York Law School

New York City, New York
Rank 129 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 129 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 152/155/157
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.25/3.49/3.69
  • Acceptance rate: 48.5
  • Bar passage rate: 78.8

CUNY Law School

Queens, New York
Rank 133 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 133 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 151/155/160
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.19/3.46/3.66
  • Acceptance rate: 29.6
  • Bar passage rate: 66.7

Pace Law School

White Plains, New York
Rank 142 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 142 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 150/152/154
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.11/3.4/3.66
  • Acceptance rate: 48.1
  • Bar passage rate: 69.6

Touro Law School

Central Islip, New York
Rank 147 (US News 2022)
  • Ranked: 147 by US News in 2022.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 148/150/152
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 2.89/3.15/3.44
  • Acceptance rate: 52.0
  • Bar passage rate: 70.7

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