Stanford's acceptance rate of 9.7% makes it the second most selective law school in the U.S. behind only Yale. Small classes and a relatively low enrollment make for a close-knit community on a beautiful and sprawling campus.
Source: Methodology: Tipping the Scales' ranking zeroes in on two key dimensions of the J.D. experience: the quality of the students getting into a law school and the success of the graduates going out. Scores for schools' acceptance rates and median LSAT results are weighted 25% each. Another 25% depends on the percentage of graduates that don their caps knowing they have jobs lined up. Finally, median private sector salaries and median public interest salaries count for 12.5% each.
By Tipping the Scales@FortuneMagazine - Last updated October 17 2013 10:46 AM ET