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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

2015 U.S. News Peer Reputation Rankings (v. Overall Rankings)

U.S. News 2015Continuing a TaxProf Blog tradition (see links below for 2009-2014), here is the full list of the 194 law schools ranked by academic peer reputation, as well as their overall rank, in the new 2015 U.S. News Law School Rankings (methodology here):

Peer Rank

Peer Score

School

Overall Rank

1

4.8

Yale

1

1

4.8

Harvard

2

3

4.7

Stanford

3

4

4.6

Columbia

4

4

4.6

Chicago

4

6

4.4

NYU

6

6

4.4

UC-Berkeley

9

6

4.4

Michigan

10

9

4.3

Pennsylvania

7

9

4.3

Virginia

8

11

4.2

Duke

10

12

4.1

Northwestern

12

12

4.1

Cornell

13

12

4.1

Georgetown

13

15

4.0

Texas

15

16

3.9

UCLA

16

17

3.8

Vanderbilt

16

18

3.6

Washington (St. Louis)

18

19

3.5

Minnesota

20

19

3.5

USC

20

19

3.5

North Carolina

31

22

3.4

Emory

19

22

3.4

George Washington

20

22

3.4

Notre Dame

26

22

3.4

UC-Davis

36

26

3.3

Boston University

27

26

3.3

Wisconsin

31

28

3.2

William & Mary

24

28

3.2

Iowa

27

28

3.2

Indiana (Bloomington)

29

28

3.2

Ohio State

31

28

3.2

Boston College

36

28

3.2

Fordham

36

28

3.2

Washington & Lee

43

35

3.1

Alabama

23

35

3.1

Washington (Seattle)

24

35

3.1

Georgia

29

35

3.1

Wake Forest

31

35

3.1

Arizona

40

35

3.1

Illinois

40

35

3.1

Florida

49

35

3.1

UC-Hastings

54

43

3.0

Arizona State

31

43

3.0

Colorado

43

43

3.0

Tulane

46

46

2.9

BYU

36

46

2.9

Florida State

45

46

2.9

Maryland

46

49

2.8

Utah

49

49

2.8

Connecticut

54

49

2.8

Cardozo

64

49

2.8

American

72

53

2.7

George Mason

46

53

2.7

Temple

61

53

2.7

Miami

61

53

2.7

San Diego

79

53

2.7

Oregon

100

58

2.6

SMU

42

58

2.6

Pepperdine

54

58

2.6

Houston

58

58

2.6

Case Western

64

58

2.6

Denver

68

58

2.6

Kansas

68

58

2.6

Tennessee

72

58

2.6

Pittsburgh

81

58

2.6

Loyola (Los Angeles)

87

67

2.5

Richmond

51

67

2.5

Nebraska

54

67

2.5

Kentucky

58

67

2.5

Oklahoma

58

67

2.5

Georgia State

64

67

2.5

Missouri (Columbia)

64

67

2.5

Loyola (Chicago)

68

67

2.5

Chicago-Kent

72

67

2.5

Brooklyn

83

76

2.4

Baylor

51

76

2.4

Penn State

51

76

2.4

Lewis & Clark

72

76

2.4

New Mexico

72

76

2.4

Cincinnati

79

76

2.4

Rutgers (Camden)

81

76

2.4

Rutgers (Newark)

83

76

2.4

Indiana (Indianapolis)

87

76

2.4

Marquette

93

76

2.4

Hawaii

100

76

2.4

Santa Clara

107

87

2.3

Arkansas (Fayetteville)

61

87

2.3

Seton Hall

68

87

2.3

UNLV

83

87

2.3

Michigan State

87

87

2.3

Seattle

87

87

2.3

Northeastern

93

87

2.3

South Carolina

93

87

2.3

Villanova

93

87

2.3

SUNY (Buffalo)

100

87

2.3

Catholic

107

87

2.3

Syracuse

107

87

2.3

DePaul

121

99

2.2

LSU

72

99

2.2

Louisville

87

99

2.2

Mississippi

104

99

2.2

Missouri (Kansas City)

104

99

2.2

Gonzaga

107

99

2.2

St. John's

107

99

2.2

Arkansas (Little Rock)

121

99

2.2

Maine

129

99

2.2

Hofstra

135

99

2.2

Howard

135

109

2.1

West Virginia

83

109

2.1

Wayne State

87

109

2.1

Stetson

93

109

2.1

St. Louis

93

109

2.1

Vermont

129

109

2.1

Loyola (New Orleans)

Tier 2

109

2.1

San Francisco

Tier 2

116

2.0

Tulsa

72

116

2.0

Mercer

104

116

2.0

Texas Tech

107

116

2.0

CUNY

113

116

2.0

Albany

118

116

2.0

Idaho

118

116

2.0

Montana

121

116

2.0

Willamette

121

116

2.0

Drexel

129

116

2.0

Wyoming

129

116

2.0

Baltimore

135

116

2.0

Suffolk

Tier 2

128

1.9

New Hampshire

93

128

1.9

Drake

113

128

1.9

Cleveland State

115

128

1.9

Creighton

115

128

1.9

Washburn

115

128

1.9

Quinnipiac

118

128

1.9

North Dakota

129

128

1.9

New York Law School

140

128

1.9

Pace

140

128

1.9

McGeorge

147

128

1.9

Southwestern

Tier 2

139

1.8

Duquesne

121

139

1.8

Hamline

121

139

1.8

Akron

121

139

1.8

St. Thomas (Minneapolis)

129

139

1.8

Samford

135

139

1.8

William Mitchell

135

139

1.8

Chapman

140

139

1.8

Memphis

140

139

1.8

Toledo

140

139

1.8

South Dakota

145

139

1.8

Southern Illinois

Tier 2

139

1.8

Dayton

Tier 2

139

1.8

Widener

Tier 2

152

1.7

Florida International

100

152

1.7

South Texas

146

152

1.7

John Marshall (Chicago)

Tier 2

152

1.7

Roger Williams

Tier 2

152

1.7

Texas A&M

Tier 2

152

1.7

Valparaiso

Tier 2

158

1.6

California Western

Tier 2

158

1.6

Elon

Tier 2

158

1.6

Golden Gate

Tier 2

158

1.6

Mississippi College

Tier 2

158

1.6

Northern Illinois

Tier 2

158

1.6

Northern Kentucky

Tier 2

158

1.6

Nova Southeastern

Tier 2

158

1.6

Oklahoma City

Tier 2

158

1.6

St. Mary's

Tier 2

158

1.6

Touro

Tier 2

168

1.5

Campbell

121

168

1.5

Capital

Tier 2

168

1.5

New England

Tier 2

168

1.5

North Carolina Central

Tier 2

168

1.5

Ohio Northern

Tier 2

173

1.4

John Marshall (Atlanta)

Tier 2

173

1.4

Southern Illinois

Tier 2

173

1.4

St. Thomas (Miami)

Tier 2

173

1.4

Texas Southern

Tier 2

173

1.4

Detroit

Tier 2

173

1.4

District of Columbia

Tier 2

173

1.4

Western New England

Tier 2

173

1.4

Whittier

Tier 2

181

1.3

Appalachian

Tier 2

181

1.3

Charleston

Tier 2

181

1.3

Faulkner

Tier 2

181

1.3

Florida A&M

Tier 2

181

1.3

Thomas Jefferson

Tier 2

186

1.2

Arizona Summit

Tier 2

186

1.2

Barry

Tier 2

186

1.2

Charlotte

Tier 2

186

1.2

Florida Coastal

Tier 2

186

1.2

Liberty

Tier 2

186

1.2

Regent

Tier 2

186

1.2

Thomas M. Cooley

Tier 2

186

1.2

Western State

Tier 2

194

1.1

Ave Maria

Tier 2

Prior years' rankings:

Press and blogosphere coverage:

Update:   Brian Leiter (Chicago):    "Schools clearly underranked in this year's academic survey include Southern California, Illinois, Florida State, and San Diego (2.7).  In the case of Illinois, they are clearly still suffering from the scandal about student credentials."

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2014/03/2015-us-news-.html

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Comments

I know it is of great interest to readers of the blog, but ought magazine rankings to be posted? It is a bit like pornography or gossip.

Posted by: Eric Rasmusen | Mar 11, 2014 9:25:14 AM

Per Brian Leiter: "Schools clearly underranked in this year's academic survey include Southern California, Illinois, Florida State, and San Diego (2.7)." http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/#sthash.ved1UIaX.dpuf

Interestingly, all have very well regarded tax faculty. I think it's time for tax faculty at other institutions to give credit where credit is due.

Posted by: HTA | Mar 11, 2014 9:34:02 AM

I agree with Mr. Rasmusen. What should be published on the blog are the Full Time, Long Term employment data of students. That's really the only metric that counts.

Posted by: Jojo | Mar 11, 2014 10:24:48 AM

Obsessed with rankings. That is sadly who we are.

Posted by: Tenn Volunteer | Mar 12, 2014 2:23:31 AM

Check the numbers. FSU's "discretionary spending" is THREE TIMES that of Harvard. FSU has more transfer students than GEORGETOWN. Eric is right. This is PORN.

Posted by: Mrs. Ed Jenkins | Mar 15, 2014 12:44:23 PM