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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Google Law School Rankings

  1. Google_2Harvard
  2. Stanford
  3. Yale
  4. Michigan
  5. Columbia
  6. Chicago
  7. Cornell
  8. Brooklyn
  9. Vanderbilt
  10. NYU
  11. North Dakota
  12. Wisconsin
  13. Pennsylvania
  14. Suffolk
  15. New York Law School
  16. UC-Berkeley
  17. Minnesota
  18. Notre Dame
  19. Tulane
  20. George Washington
  21. Vermont
  22. Indiana-Bloomington
  23. Texas
  24. Widener
  25. University of Washington
  26. John Marshall (IL)
  27. Washington University
  28. Santa Clara
  29. Baylor
  30. Loyola-L.A.
  31. UCLA
  32. UC-Davis
  33. Duke
  34. Capital
  35. George Mason
  36. Southwestern
  37. SUNY-Buffalo
  38. North Carolina
  39. Valparaiso
  40. Wake Forest
  41. Lewis & Clark
  42. Temple
  43. Maryland
  44. Connecticut
  45. Richmond
  46. Drake
  47. Boston University
  48. Northwestern
  49. Regent
  50. New England
  51. USC
  52. Oregon
  53. Miami
  54. Duquesne
  55. Wayne State
  56. New Mexico
  57. Penn State
  58. Quinnipiac
  59. Marquette
  60. Villanova
  61. Northeastern
  62. Virginia
  63. Case Western
  64. Emory
  65. Loyola-Chicago
  66. St. Mary's
  67. BYU
  68. San Francisco
  69. Seton Hall
  70. Alabama
  71. Georgia
  72. Georgetown
  73. Hofstra
  74. South Carolina
  75. William & Mary
  76. Gonzaga
  77. Creighton
  78. Liberty
  79. Rutgers-Newark
  80. Boston College
  81. St. Louis
  82. Albany
  83. Thomas Cooley
  84. Campbell
  85. Pace
  86. Idaho
  87. Whittier
  88. Fordham
  89. Pepperdine
  90. San Diego
  91. St. Thomas (FL)
  92. Washburn
  93. Roger WIlliams
  94. Seattle
  95. Oklahoma City
  96. SMU
  97. Pittsburgh
  98. Hawaii
  99. Nevada
  100. California Western
  101. Utah
  102. Memphis
  103. Colorado
  104. Indiana-Indianapolis
  105. McGeorge
  106. Howard
  107. Florida Coastal
  108. Massachusetts
  109. Loyola-New Orleans
  110. Chapman
  111. Rutgers-Camden
  112. Maine
  113. Kansas
  114. Texas Tech
  115. John Marshall (GA)
  116. Ave Maria
  117. Catholic
  118. Concord
  119. Thomas Jefferson
  120. CUNY
  121. Charleston
  122. Mississippi College
  123. Missouri-Columbia
  124. LSU
  125. North Carolina Central
  126. Tennessee
  127. Hamline
  128. Southern Illinois
  129. Mississippi
  130. Arkansas-Little Rock
  131. Washington & Lee
  132. Florida
  133. Mercer
  134. Missouri-Kansas City
  135. Cincinnati
  136. Dayton
  137. Western New England
  138. Akron
  139. Baltimore
  140. UC-Hastings
  141. DePaul
  142. Chicago-Kent
  143. Franklin Pierce
  144. Louisville
  145. Montana
  146. Kentucky
  147. American
  148. Barry
  149. Drexel
  150. Texas-Wesleyan
  151. Charlotte
  152. West Virginia
  153. UC-Irvine
  154. Ohio State
  155. St. John's
  156. Detroit-Mercy
  157. Elon
  158. Arizona
  159. Thurgood Marshall (Texas Southern)
  160. Stetson
  161. University of St. Thomas (MN)
  162. Appalachian
  163. South Dakota
  164. Touro
  165. Golden Gate
  166. Faulkner
  167. Houston
  168. Iowa
  169. Illinois
  170. Nebraska
  171. Georgia State
  172. Florida State
  173. Arizona State
  174. Denver
  175. Oklahoma
  176. District of Columbia
  177. Cleveland State
  178. Nova
  179. William Mitchell
  180. Willamette
  181. Ohio Northern
  182. Michigan State
  183. La Verne
  184. Tulsa
  185. Arkanas
  186. Toledo
  187. Wyoming
  188. Northern Kentucky-Chase
  189. South Texas

Results based on Google search for "law school" on October 30, 2007.  For details of Google's search algorithm, see here.

Update:  As other have pointed out, these rankings of course favor schools with "Law School" in their title (as opposed to "College of Law" or "School of Law"):

Top 10 -- "College of Law" search:

  1. Georgia State
  2. Florida State
  3. Michigan State
  4. Arizona State
  5. Stetson
  6. Illinois
  7. Syracuse
  8. Iowa
  9. Cincinnati
  10. Denver

Top 10 -- "School of Law" search:

  1. NYU
  2. Texas
  3. Harvard
  4. Columbia
  5. Indiana-Bloomington
  6. Boston University
  7. Washington University
  8. University of Washington
  9. UCLA
  10. Emory

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Comments

Georgetown doesn't have a law school. It has a law center. I would assume that that curious anomoaly affects our google ranking.

Posted by: Jim Razaa | Nov 1, 2007 11:22:29 AM

You should do your search as "law school" OR "school of law" OR "college of law". That would meld the three rankings into one.

Posted by: Eric | Nov 1, 2007 2:27:03 PM

I'm guessing the search you really want (to create combined rankings) is:

"law school" OR "school of law" OR "college of law" site:.edu

Posted by: Luis Villa | Nov 2, 2007 9:35:27 AM

Sadly, Georgetown University Law Center is ill-served by the alternatives, as well. It is a new kind of branding problem.

Posted by: Rebecca Tushnet | Nov 2, 2007 9:38:24 AM

what happens if people just type boalt?

Posted by: Aeo | Nov 2, 2007 3:39:17 PM

Exactly. So you should search by "Georgetown."

Posted by: Skaddenite | Nov 2, 2007 4:24:02 PM

UC Irvine sure made a fast start, up to 153 already. I guess the Chemerinsky appointment was a smart move after all.

Posted by: RJC | Nov 2, 2007 8:55:52 PM