05/08/2014 03:23 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Law Schools That Produced The Most Supreme Court Justices


Which law schools count the most alumni as members of the U.S. Supreme Court?

No surprise Harvard University is the top school, followed by Yale and Columbia, according to FindTheBest. Trailing those Ivy League schools are Samford University in Alabama, Stanford University in California, Northwestern University in Illinois and the University of Cincinnati.

The good people at FindTheBest found 48 justices graduated from law school. Almost as many, 44 justices, never even went to law school, and 20 justices went to law school but never graduated. FindTheBest notes that it was normal for justices to begin at a university, and then transfer into "reading law."

The data was sourced from Lee Epstein's research at the University of Southern California.