Top Twenty Law Schools Based on the Faculty Index

The Faculty Index is a measure of the number of faculty and the ratio between faculty numbers and student enrollment. The full-time equivalent student to full-time teacher category represents the traditional student-teacher ratio, the principal factor used by academic accreditation agencies to measure the quality of a school. The smaller the ratio, conventional wisdom declares, the more likely that teaching takes place in smaller class sections and that students will have a greater chance of access to faculty.

  1. Northwestern University
  2. John Marshall Law School
  3. Boston University
  4. University of Maryland
  5. Southern Methodist University
  6. Georgetown University
  7. University of San Diego
  8. Washington University
  9. Wake Forest University
  10. Temple University
  11. Columbia University
  12. Pace University
  13. Case Western Reserve
  14. University of Connecticut
  15. Howard University
  16. Hamline University
  17. George Washington University
  18. University of Minnesota
  19. University of Miami
  20. Fordham University

Full-time Equivalent Student to Full-time Teacher Ratio

  1. University of New Mexico
  2. University of Washington
  3. Southern Illinois University
  4. Washington and Lee University
  5. Cornell University
  6. Northwestern University
  7. Howard University
  8. Yale University
  9. University of Utah
  10. University of Connecticut

All Student to All Faculty (Full- & Part-time) Ratio

  1. University of Hawaii
  2. Northwestern University
  3. John Marshall Law School
  4. Loyola University of Chicago
  5. University of New Mexico
  6. Golden Gate University
  7. American University
  8. Hamline University
  9. Northern Kentucky University
  10. Seton Hall University

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