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Monday, March 30, 2009

Law School 100 Ranking

With the law school world anxiously awaiting the April 23 release of the new U.S. News rankings, a reader sent along a link to the revised The Law School 100: The Best Law Schools in the United States (2009-2010). Although the site claims that the ranking is "based on qualitative, rather than quantitative, criteria," there is no further description of the criteria used in coming up with the ranking. In any event, here are the Top 48 schools, along with each school's rank in the 2009 U.S. News law school rankings:

  • 1.  Harvard (#2)
  • 2.  Stanford (#2)
  •      Yale (#1)
  • 4.  Chicago (#7)
  •      Columbia (#4)
  •      NYU (#5)
  • 7.  Cornell (#12)
  •      Georgetown (#14)
  •      Michigan (#9)
  •      Northwestern (#9)
  •      Penn (#7)
  •      UC-Berkeley (#6)
  •      Virginia (#9)
  • 14. Duke (#12)
  •      UCLA (#16)
  •      USC (#18)
  •      Vanderbilt (#15)
  • 18. Boston College (#26)
  •      Boston University (#21)
  •      George Washington (#20)
  •      Illinois (#27)
  •      Minnesota (#22)
  •      Texas (#16)
  •      Washington & Lee (#25)
  •      Washington University (#19)
  • 26. Emory (#22)
  •      Fordham (#27)
  •      Iowa (#27)
  •      Notre Dame (#22)
  • 30. Georgia (#32)
  •      North Carolina (#38)
  •      University of Washington (#30)
  •      William & Mary (#30)
  •      Wisconsin (#38)
  • 35. George Mason (#38)
  •      Ohio State (#32)
  •      Tulane (#44)
  •      UC-Davis (#44)
  •      UC-Hastings (#38)
  •      Wake Forest (#42)
  • 41. American (#46)
  •      Arizona (#38)
  •      Baylor (#55)
  •      Connecticut (#46)
  •      Florida (#46)
  •      Indiana (#36)
  •      Maryland (#42)
  • 48. Alabama (#32)
  •      Arizona State (#52)
  •      BYU (#46)
  •      Cardozo (#55)
  •      Case Western (#63)
  •      Cincinnati (#52)
  •      Colorado (#32)
  •      Miami (#82)
  •      Pittsburgh (#73)
  •      Tennessee (#52)
  •      Utah (#51)

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Comments

How decisive. Nobody else out there has the courage to put seven schools tied at #7.

Posted by: anon | Mar 30, 2009 6:11:11 AM

Miami and Pitt?? Please!

Posted by: JoeAverage | Mar 31, 2009 11:39:40 AM

I believe all they did was take the US News survey data rankings -- surveys of faculty, lawyers and judges -- but leave out its "numbers" rankings -- LSAT, GPA, placement, library, etc.

Posted by: Puddy | Apr 1, 2009 6:26:49 AM