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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Crowdsourced Law School Rankings v. U.S. News Peer Rankings

I previously blogged the Conglomerate's new crowdsourced law school rankings of 188 law schools, compiled with over 300,000 votes by over 6,100 unique users in head-to-head match-ups.  (The full 1-188 crowdsourced rankings are below the fold.)

Below are the 25 schools whose crowdsourced ranking most overperform and underperform their U.S. News peer-reputation ranking:

School

US News Peer

Crowdsourced

Difference

Michigan State

108

63

+45

Baylor

96

61

+35

Syracuse

85

55

+30

South Carolina

96

67

+29

Duquesne

152

128

+24

Gonzaga

108

87

+21

Penn State

71

53

+18

Whittier

176

158

+18

Pepperdine

71

54

+17

DePaul

96

80

+16

UNH (Franklin Pierce)

128

112

+16

Regent

184

168

+16

Texas Southern

171

157

+14

Loyola-New Orleans

114

101

+13

Northern Illinois

158

145

+13

Texas Tech

128

116

+12

Loyola-Chicago

71

60

+11

Richmond

85

76

+9

Boston College

27

19

+8

Maryland

44

36

+8

George Mason

52

44

+8

San Francisco

114

106

+8

George Washington

23

16

+7

Boston University

27

20

+7

U. Washington (Seattle)

39

32

+7

 

 

 

 

Oklahoma

71

90

-19

Southwestern

128

147

-19

Arkansas-Fayetteville

96

117

-21

Minnesota

20

42

-22

Widener

128

150

-22

Capital

152

174

-22

Houston

66

89

-23

Santa Clara

71

94

-23

Hawaii

85

108

-23

Cleveland State

128

151

-23

Touro

158

181

-23

St. Louis

71

95

-24

Hamline

139

163

-24

Catholic

71

97

-26

Mercer

108

135

-27

Willamette

114

141

-27

New Mexico

71

99

-28

Seattle

85

114

-29

Samford

139

170

-31

Wayne State

108

140

-32

Washburn

128

161

-33

Stetson

114

148

-34

Nova Southeastern

152

187

-35

Alabama

44

83

-39

Chicago-Kent

59

98

-39

Utah

48

91

-43

Crowdsource Rankings:

1

Yale

2

Stanford

3

Harvard

4

Chicago

5

Michigan

6

Penn

7

UC-Berkeley

8

Columbia

9

Virginia

10

NYU

11

Georgetown

12

Cornell

13

UCLA

14

Texas

15

Vanderbilt

16

George Washington

17

Duke

18

Northwestern

19

Boston College

20

Boston University

21

North Carolina

22

Washington U.  (St. Louis)

23

Notre Dame

24

USC

25

Fordham

26

Wisconsin

27

Emory

28

William & Mary

29

Washington & Lee

30

UC-Hastings

31

UC-Davis

32

U. Washington (Seattle)

33

Illinois

34

Iowa

35

Wake Forest

36

Maryland

37

Indiana-Bloomington

38

American

39

Colorado

40

Georgia

41

Ohio State

42

Minnesota

43

Tulane

44

George Mason

45

California-Irvine

46

Florida

47

Arizona

48

Connecticut

49

Oregon

50

Cardozo

51

Arizona State

52

BYU

53

Penn State

54

Pepperdine

55

Syracuse

56

Case Western

57

Miami

58

Pittsburgh

59

Villanova

60

Loyola-Chicago

61

Baylor

62

Brooklyn

63

Michigan State

64

Rutgers-Newark

65

Temple

66

San Diego

67

South Carolina

68

Florida State

69

Seton Hall

70

Kansas

71

Loyola-L.A.

72

Rutgers-Camden

73

Kentucky

74

SMU

75

Missouri-Columbia

76

Richmond

77

Tennessee

78

Indiana-Indianapolis

79

Marquette

80

DePaul

81

Northeastern

82

St. John's

83

Alabama

84

Cincinnati

85

Denver

86

Nebraska

87

Gonzaga

88

Lewis & Clark

89

Houston

90

Oklahoma

91

Utah

92

Vermont

93

Hofstra

94

Santa Clara

95

St. Louis

96

UNLV

97

Catholic

98

Chicago-Kent

99

New Mexico

100

Georgia State

101

Loyola-New Orleans

102

New York Law School

103

SUNY-Buffalo

104

Louisville

105

Maine

106

San Francisco

107

LSU

108

Hawaii

109

U. Mississippi

110

Missouri-Kansas City

111

Howard

112

UNH (Franklin Pierce)

113

Drexel

114

Seattle

115

West Virginia

116

Texas Tech

117

Arkansas-Fayetteville

118

Arkansas-Little Rock

119

Montana

120

Idaho

121

Valparaiso

122

Creighton

123

Pace

124

Suffolk

125

Wyoming

126

Baltimore

127

McGeorge (Pacific)

128

Duquesne

129

Albany

130

Drake

131

Tulsa

132

John Marshall

133

CUNY

135

Mercer

136

Akron

137

Dayton

138

North Dakota

139

Toledo

140

Wayne State

141

Willamette

142

South Dakota

143

William Mitchell

144

Chapman

145

Northern Illinois

146

Quinnipiac

147

Southwestern

148

Stetson

149

Memphis

150

Widener

151

Cleveland State

152

Southern Illinois

153

St. Mary's

154

Texas Wesleyan

155

U. St. Thomas (MN)

156

California Western

157

Texas Southern

158

Whittier

159

New England

160

South Texas

161

Washburn

162

Golden Gate

163

Hamline

164

North Carolina Central

165

Oklahoma City

166

Mississippi College

167

Ohio Northern

168

Regent

169

Roger Williams

170

Samford

171

Florida International

172

Detroit Mercy

173

District of Columbia

174

Capital

175

Northern Kentucky

176

St. Thomas U. (FL)

177

Thomas Jefferson

178

Southern

179

Western New England

180

Campbell

181

Touro

182

Western State

183

Appalachian

184

Ave Maria

185

Florida Coastal

186

Thomas Cooley

187

Nova Southeastern

188

Barry

Dan Filler and Brian Leiter comment on the crowdsourced rankings here.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2011/01/crowdsourced-.html

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