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Friday, March 28, 2008

New 2009 U.S. News Tax Rankings

Us_news The new 2009 U.S. News Law School Tax Rankings were released today:

  • 1. NYU (#1 last year)
  • 2. Florida (#2)
  • 3. Georgetown (#3)
  • 4. Northwestern (#4)
  • 5. UCLA (#7)
  • 6. Harvard (#5)
  • 6. Miami (#6)
  • 8. Boston University (#8)
  • 9. Virginia (#10)
  • 10. Michigan (#13)
  • 10. Texas (#9)
  • 10. Yale (#10)
  • 13. Loyola-L.A. (#16)
  • 13. Stanford (#13)
  • 15. U. of Washington (#18)
  • 16. San Diego (#10)
  • 17. Chicago (not ranked)
  • 18. Duke (#15)
  • 19. Columbia (#21)
  • 19. Denver (#21)
  • 19. Penn (#18)
  • 22. SMU (#17)
  • 22. USC (#21)
  • 22. Villanova (#18)

The upward moves from last year in the overall tax rankings are:

  • +3 Michigan (#10)
  • +3 Loyola-L.A. (#13)
  • +3 U. Washington (#15)
  • +2 UCLA (#5)
  • +2 Columbia (#19)
  • +2 Denver (#19)
  • +1 Virginia (#9)
  • Chicago was unranked last year and ranks #17 this year

The downward moves from last year in the overall tax rankings are:

  • -6 San Diego (#16)
  • -5 SMU (#22)
  • -4 Villanova (#22)
  • -3 Duke (#18)
  • -1 Harvard (#6)
  • -1 Texas (#10)
  • -1 Penn (#19)
  • -1 USC (#22)
  • Boston College and Florida State were ranked #21 last year and are unranked this year

The 12 schools with graduate tax programs included in the rankings are the same as last year:

  • 1. NYU (#1 last year)
  • 2. Florida (#2)
  • 3. Georgetown (#3)
  • 4. Northwestern (#4)
  • 5. Miami (#5)
  • 6. Boston University (#6)
  • 7. Loyola-L.A. (#8)
  • 8. U. Washington (#10)
  • 9. San Diego (#7)
  • 10. Denver (#12)
  • 11. SMU (#9)
  • 11. Villanova (#10)

The upward moves from last year in the graduate tax program rankings are:

  • + 2 U. Washington (#8)
  • + 2 Denver (#10)
  • + 1 Loyola-L.A. (#7)

The downward moves from last year in the graduate tax program rankings are:

  • - 2 San Diego (#9)
  • - 2 SMU (#11)
  • - 1 Villanova (#11)

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Comments

Are these rankings just for law programs focusing on taxation, or are some of these programs a Masters Program in Taxation? Thanks.

Posted by: Chris | Jun 17, 2008 2:24:43 PM

Where can I find historical rankings of the Graduate Tax Programs (dating back to 1998)?

Posted by: Jason | Sep 16, 2008 11:42:23 AM