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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

New Leiter Student Quality Rankings: Biggest Winners and Losers

Leiter_logo_4Brian Leiter has published new 2006 Rankings of Law Schools by Student Quality, which ranks the Top 40 schools (47 with ties) by the 75th percentile LSAT (the top quarter) for the class that entered in fall 2005.

Joe Hodnicki of our sister Law Librarian Blog has identified the biggest moves from the 2005 Rankings, which I have expanded here to include all the schools in the 2005 and 2006 rankings:

Biggest Increase in Student Quality (75th Percentile LSAT): 2006 v. 2005:

  • +13 Illinois (20 in 2006, 33 in 2005)
  • +6 Minnesota (18, 24)
  • +6 Vanderbilt (20, 26)
  • +6 Wake Forest (29, 35)
  • +4 Boston University (27, 31)
  • +3 Chicago (5, 8)
  • +3 Washington-St. Louis (18, 21)
  • Baylor (35, unranked)
  • Florida (40, unranked)
  • Maryland (40, unranked)
  • Ohio State (40, unranked)

Biggest Decrease in Student Quality (75th Percentile LSAT): 2006 v. 2005:

  • -7 Washington-Seattle (34 in 2006, 27 in 2005)
  • -6 Hastings (36, 30)
  • -3 Notre Dame (23, 20)
  • -3 Washington & Lee (24, 21)
  • -3 George Washington (25, 22)
  • -3 Cardozo (26, 23)
  • -3 Boston College (27, 24)
  • Loyola-L.A. (unranked, 36)
  • Colorado (unranked, 45)
  • Connecticut (unranked, 45)
  • Tulane (unranked, 48)
  • Iowa (unranked, 49)
  • Temple (unranked, 49)

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