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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

2010 U.S. News Quality Assessment Rankings

U.S. News I previously blogged the two quality assessment components in the 2010 U.S. News Law School Rankings:

The Quality Assessment Ranking weights the Academic Peer Assessment and Lawyer/Judge Assessment according to the U.S. News methodology (62.5% and 37.5%, respectively):

Academic Peer

& Lawyer/Judge

Weighted Rank

Academic Peer

& Lawyer/Judge

Weighted Score

 

 

School

 

Overall

Rank

1

4.80

Harvard

2

1

4.80

Yale

1

3

4.74

Stanford

3

4

4.60

Chicago

6

4

4.60

Columbia

4

6

4.50

NYU

5

6

4.50

UC-Berkeley

6

8

4.44

Michigan

9

9

4.41

Virginia

10

10

4.34

Pennsylvania

8

11

4.28

Duke

10

12

4.24

Cornell

13

13

4.21

Georgetown

14

14

4.14

Texas

15

15

4.11

Northwestern

10

16

3.93

UCLA

15

17

3.91

Vanderbilt

17

18

3.71

Washington U.

19

19

3.66

USC

18

20

3.65

North Carolina

30

21

3.61

Emory

20

21

3.61

George Washington

28

23

3.58

Minnesota

20

24

3.55

Iowa

26

24

3.55

Washington & Lee

30

26

3.54

Wisconsin

35

27

3.51

Boston College

26

28

3.49

Notre Dame

23

29

3.48

Boston University

20

29

3.48

Illinois

23

31

3.45

UC-Hastings

39

32

3.44

UC-Davis

35

33

3.41

William & Mary

28

34

3.38

Indiana-Bloomington

23

34

3.38

Ohio State

35

36

3.34

Fordham

30

37

3.31

U. Washington

30

38

3.29

Wake Forest

40

39

3.24

Arizona

43

40

3.21

Tulane

45

41

3.18

Florida

51

41

3.18

Georgia

35

43

3.11

Alabama

30

44

3.08

American

45

45

3.04

Arizona State

55

45

3.04

Colorado

45

47

2.99

BYU

41

47

2.99

George Mason

41

49

2.98

Maryland

43

50

2.95

Case Western

55

50

2.95

Oregon

77

52

2.94

Connecticut

52

53

2.91

Utah

45

54

2.89

Missouri-Columbia

65

54

2.89

SMU

49

56

2.88

Miami

71

57

2.86

Villanova

61

58

2.85

Kansas

65

59

2.84

Cardozo

49

59

2.84

Pittsburgh

71

59

2.84

San Diego

61

62

2.81

Temple

65

63

2.80

Florida State

52

64

2.79

Kentucky

55

65

2.78

Tennessee

59

66

2.76

Baylor

65

67

2.75

Houston

59

68

2.71

Cincinnati

52

69

2.69

Lewis & Clark

61

69

2.69

Nebraska

Tier 3

69

2.69

Oklahoma

71

69

2.69

Santa Clara

85

73

2.68

Rutgers-Camden

77

73

2.68

Rutgers-Newark

87

75

2.66

Brooklyn

61

75

2.66

Chicago-Kent

77

77

2.65

Catholic

94

77

2.65

Indiana-Indianapolis

87

77

2.65

Seton Hall

77

80

2.64

St. Louis

94

81

2.63

Loyola-Chicago

87

81

2.63

Marquette

87

81

2.63

Pepperdine

55

84

2.61

Denver

77

84

2.61

New Mexico

77

86

2.59

Penn State

65

86

2.59

Richmond

77

86

2.59

Seattle

77

89

2.55

DePaul

87

89

2.55

Syracuse

Tier 3

91

2.54

Hofstra

100

92

2.53

Loyola-LA

71

92

2.53

LSU

75

92

2.53

Mississippi

Tier 3

95

2.51

Arkansas-Fayetteville

94

95

2.51

Georgia State

65

95

2.51

Howard

Tier 3

95

2.51

Northeastern

94

95

2.51

South Carolina

87

100

2.50

Gonzaga

100

100

2.50

Loyola-New Orleans

Tier 3

102

2.48

Hawaii

Tier 3

102

2.48

UNLV

75

104

2.46

Michigan State

Tier 3

105

2.45

Louisville

98

105

2.45

Maine

100

105

2.45

Vermont

Tier 3

108

2.44

Wyoming

Tier 3

109

2.41

New York Law

Tier 3

109

2.41

St. John's

87

111

2.39

SUNY-Buffalo

85

112

2.38

Mercer

Tier 3

112

2.38

Missouri-KC

Tier 3

114

2.36

Creighton

Tier 3

115

2.35

Pacific

Tier 3

115

2.35

Wayne State

Tier 3

117

2.33

Drake

Tier 3

117

2.33

San Francisco

98

117

2.33

Willamette

Tier 4

120

2.31

Arkansas-Little Rock

Tier 3

120

2.31

West Virginia

Tier 3

122

2.29

Texas Tech

Tier 3

123

2.28

Stetson

Tier 3

124

2.26

South Dakota

Tier 3

124

2.26

Valparaiso

Tier 4

126

2.25

Cleveland State

Tier 3

126

2.25

Montana

Tier 3

128

2.24

Albany

Tier 3

129

2.23

Franklin Pierce

Tier 3

130

2.21

Suffolk

Tier 4

131

2.19

Baltimore

Tier 4

131

2.19

Dayton

Tier 4

131

2.19

Idaho

Tier 3

134

2.16

North Dakota

Tier 3

134

2.16

St. Thomas (MN)

Tier 3

136

2.15

Hamline

Tier 4

136

2.15

Memphis

Tier 3

136

2.15

Tulsa

Tier 4

136

2.15

Washburn

Tier 4

140

2.13

Akron

Tier 3

140

2.13

Duquesne

Tier 4

142

2.11

Samford

Tier 3

142

2.11

Southern Illinois

Tier 4

142

2.11

Toledo

Tier 3

145

2.10

Pace

Tier 4

145

2.10

Quinnipiac

Tier 3

147

2.08

CUNY

Tier 4

148

2.05

John Marshall

Tier 4

148

2.05

Widener

Tier 4

148

2.05

William Mitchell

Tier 3

151

1.99

St. Mary's

Tier 4

152

1.98

Chapman

Tier 3

153

1.96

Southwestern

Tier 3

154

1.95

New England

Tier 4

154

1.95

South Texas

Tier 4

156

1.91

California Western

Tier 4

156

1.91

Roger Williams

Tier 4

158

1.89

Northern Illinois

Tier 4

159

1.88

Capital

Tier 4

159

1.88

Nova

Tier 4

161

1.85

Golden Gate

Tier 4

161

1.85

Ohio Northern

Tier 3

163

1.83

Campbell

Tier 4

163

1.83

Mississippi College

Tier 4

165

1.81

Northern Kentucky

Tier 4

166

1.79

N. Carolina Central

Tier 4

166

1.79

Thomas Jefferson

Tier 4

168

1.75

Florida International

Tier 4

168

1.75

Oklahoma City

Tier 4

170

1.73

Texas Wesleyan

Tier 4

171

1.71

Texas Southern

Tier 4

172

1.69

Detroit Mercy

Tier 4

173

1.68

W. New England

Tier 4

174

1.66

Touro

Tier 4

174

1.66

Whittier

Tier 4

176

1.65

St. Thomas (FL)

Tier 4

177

1.61

Southern

Tier 4

178

1.59

Thomas Cooley

Tier 4

179

1.53

Ave Maria

Tier 4

180

1.50

District of Columbia

Tier 4

181

1.48

Appalachian

Tier 4

181

1.48

Florida Coastal

Tier 4

183

1.41

Barry

Tier 4

183

1.41

Regent

Tier 4

 

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Comments

A quick note for those wondering why Nebraska, listed as a "Tier 3" school, is above so high in the reputational rankings. Nebraska's Tier 3 ranking this year results from incorrect employment data being used to calculate our ranking. With the correct data, we're about where we've always been (around 75th). Newsweek has promised a correction.

Posted by: Steve Bradford | Apr 29, 2009 10:49:07 AM

>>> Newsweek has promised a correction.

Perhaps you should speak to US News and World Report instead.

Posted by: Espy | Apr 29, 2009 4:49:28 PM

Another rank that puts Chicago ahead of its USNews spot on this website? You don't say!

Posted by: Rando | Apr 30, 2009 1:28:08 PM