NYU, Georgetown have largest grad law enrollments

New York University had the largest graduate law program in the U.S., with 706 students in 2013, followed by Georgetown University with 657 students. The two schools represent 15 percent of all graduate law students in the U.S., according to data from the American Bar Association. There were 9,394 LL.M. and other graduate law students in 2012-2013.

While graduate law students make up only 7 percent of all law students, they represent 33 percent of the student body at NYU and 25 percent at Georgetown. Other schools with a high percent of graduate students include Boston University at 29 percent, Temple University at 27 percent and University of Washington and University of Alabama at 24 percent.

Many of the schools with large graduate enrollments are highly ranked schools, including Harvard University, Columbia University and UC-Berkeley.

While 136 law schools have graduate law programs, only 31 have more than 100 students enrolled, according to data from the American Bar Association. Thirty-six schools have fewer than 10 graduate law students. 

Largest graduate law enrollments:

1. New York University           706

2. Georgetown University       657

3. George Washington University   321

4. Columbia University           294

5. Boston University               282

6. Temple University             278

7. American University        264

8. Harvard University           261

9. Florida Coastal School of Law     228

10. University of California, Berkeley    220

11. Northwestern University    186

12. Fordham University    183

13. University of Washington   175

14. University of Southern California   170

15. Washington University       152

16. University of Alabama    149

17. Golden Gate University    147

18. John Marshall Law School        145

19. Thomas M. Cooley Law School     143

20. University of Pennsylvania    142

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