Some of the top rated law schools in the United States include Yale, Harvard, Columbia and Stanford. They have always appeared in the top five of the US News Rankings. According to the US News and World Report 2011 rankings of top law schools in the nation, Yale is rated No. 1 again. Following is the list of top 10 rated law schools:
1. Yale
2. Harvard
3. Stanford
4. Columbia
5. Chicago
6. NYU
7. UC-Berkeley
7. Penn
9. Michigan
10. Virginia

In the United Kingdom, the highest rated law school is Oxford according to Guardian University Guide 2011:
1 Oxford
2 Cambridge
3 Queen Mary
5 King's College London
6 London School of Economics
8 Newcastle
9 Warwick
10 Nottingham

The School of Law at University of Nottingham is ranked among the top law schools in the UK and is one of the leading centres in the world for legal research. It was rated 4th in the UK in the RAE 2008 and has a grade of "Excellent" for teaching. The RAE 2008 League Table for Law:
1 London School of Economics and Political Science 3.1
2 University College London 3.05
3 University of Oxford 3
4 University of Durham 2.9
4 University of Nottingham 2.9
6 University of Kent 2.85
7 Cardiff University 2.8
7 Queen's University Belfast 2.8
7 University of Cambridge 2.8
10 University of Edinburgh 2.75

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek