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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

2019 U.S. News Law School Peer Reputation Rankings (And Overall Rankings)

U.S. News 2019Continuing a TaxProf Blog tradition (see links below for 2009-2018), here is the full list of the 193 law schools ranked by academic peer reputation, as well as their overall rank, in the new 2019 U.S. News Law School Rankings (methodology here):

Peer Rank Peer Score School Overall Rank
1 4.8 Yale 1
1 4.8 Stanford 2
1 4.8 Harvard 3
4 4.6 Chicago 4
4 4.6 Columbia 5
4 4.6 NYU 6
7 4.4 Penn 7
7 4.4 Michigan 8
7 4.4 UC-Berkeley 9
10 4.3 Virginia 9
10 4.3 Duke 11
12 4.2 Northwestern 11
12 4.2 Cornell 13
14 4.1 Georgetown 14
14 4.1 Texas 15
16 3.9 UCLA 16
16 3.9 Vanderbilt 17
18 3.6 Washington Univ. 18
18 3.6 Minnesota 20
20 3.5 USC 19
21 3.4 Boston University 22
21 3.4 Emory 22
21 3.4 Notre Dame 24
21 3.4 Wisconsin 27
21 3.4 UC-Davis 37
21 3.4 North Carolina 45
27 3.3 UC-Irvine 21
27 3.3 George Washington 24
27 3.3 Boston College 27
27 3.3 Iowa 27
27 3.3 Ohio State 32
27 3.3 Univ. of Washington 32
33 3.2 Washington & Lee 26
33 3.2 Alabama 27
33 3.2 Georgia 32
33 3.2 Indiana (Maurer) 32
33 3.2 Fordham 37
33 3.2 Illinois 37
33 3.2 William & Mary 37
33 3.2 Florida 41
41 3.1 Arizona State 27
41 3.1 Wake Forest 32
41 3.1 Arizona 41
41 3.1 Colorado 46
45 3.0 Florida State 47
45 3.0 Tulane 54
45 3.0 UC-Hastings 58
48 2.9 BYU 41
48 2.9 Maryland 49
48 2.9 Utah 54
51 2.8 George Mason 41
51 2.8 Connecticut 50
51 2.8 Miami 65
51 2.8 American 80
55 2.7 Temple 47
55 2.7 SMU 50
55 2.7 Cardozo 56
55 2.7 Denver 63
55 2.7 Case Western 65
55 2.7 Tennessee 65
55 2.7 Kansas 74
55 2.7 Pittsburgh 74
55 2.7 Oregon 85
64 2.6 Richmond 50
64 2.6 Houston 56
64 2.6 Georgia State 65
64 2.6 Kentucky 65
64 2.6 Loyola-L.A. 65
64 2.6 Missouri (Columbia) 65
64 2.6 San Diego 95
-- 2.6 Pepperdine --
71 2.5 Nevada 59
71 2.5 Oklahoma 63
71 2.5 Villanova 65
71 2.5 Loyola-Chicago 74
71 2.5 Rutgers 74
71 2.5 Nebraska 80
71 2.5 Brooklyn 83
71 2.5 Chicago-Kent 85
71 2.5 South Carolina 88
80 2.4 Baylor 50
80 2.4 Seton Hall 59
80 2.4 Northeastern 74
80 2.4 Michigan State 88
80 2.4 Lewis & Clark 95
80 2.4 Indiana (McKinney) 98
80 2.4 Hawaii 101
80 2.4 Santa Clara 113
80 2.4 Howard 128
89 2.3 Cinncinnati 65
89 2.3 Penn State (Univ. Park) 74
89 2.3 Texas A&M 80
89 2.3 Arkansas (Fayetteville) 88
89 2.3 LSU 88
89 2.3 New Mexico 88
89 2.3 St. Louis 88
89 2.3 Syracuse 88
89 2.3 Marquette 95
89 2.3 Maine 106
89 2.3 DePaul 128
89 2.3 Seattle 128
101 2.2 Penn State (Dickinson) 59
101 2.2 St. John's 83
101 2.2 Univ. of Mississippi 101
101 2.2 SUNY-Buffalo 106
101 2.2 West Virginia 106
101 2.2 Catholic 110
101 2.2 Hofstra 110
101 2.2 Louisville 113
101 2.2 Vermont 133
101 2.2 Arkansas (Little Rock) 141
111 2.1 New Hampshire 85
111 2.1 Stetson 98
111 2.1 Drexel 101
111 2.1 Tulsa 101
111 2.1 Gonzaga 113
111 2.1 Idaho 119
111 2.1 Missouri (Kansas City) 119
111 2.1 Montana 119
111 2.1 CUNY 125
111 2.1 Wyoming 133
111 2.1 Loyola-New Orleans Tier 2
122 2.0 Wayne State 98
122 2.0 Baltimore 119
122 2.0 Mercer 128
122 2.0 North Dakota Tier 2
122 2.0 San Francisco Tier 2
127 1.9 Florida Int'l 101
127 1.9 Albany 106
127 1.9 New York Law School 110
127 1.9 Cleveland State 113
127 1.9 St. Thomas (MN) 113
127 1.9 Texas Tech 113
127 1.9 Washburn 119
127 1.9 Creighton 125
127 1.9 Pace 125
127 1.9 South Dakota 128
127 1.9 Drake 133
127 1.9 Quinnipiac 133
127 1.9 Memphis 137
127 1.9 Toledo 137
127 1.9 Chapman 139
127 1.9 Akron 144
127 1.9 Suffolk 144
127 1.9 McGeorge Tier 2
127 1.9 Willamette Tier 2
146 1.8 Duquesne 119
146 1.8 Dayton 141
146 1.8 Southwestern Tier 2
146 1.8 Widener (DE) Tier 2
150 1.7 Widener (PA) 143
150 1.7 N. Illinois 144
150 1.7 John Marshall (IL) Tier 2
150 1.7 Mitchell-Hamline Tier 2
150 1.7 Roger Williams Tier 2
150 1.7 Samford Tier 2
150 1.7 South Texas Tier 2
150 1.7 St. Mary's Tier 2
158 1.6 Cal-Western Tier 2
158 1.6 Elon Tier 2
158 1.6 Mississippi College Tier 2
158 1.6 N. Kentucky Tier 2
158 1.6 Nova Tier 2
158 1.6 Ohio Northern Tier 2
158 1.6 S. Illinois Tier 2
165 1.5 Campbell Tier 2
165 1.5 Capital Tier 2
165 1.5 Detroit Mercy Tier 2
165 1.5 District of Columbia Tier 2
165 1.5 Florida A&M Tier 2
165 1.5 Golden Gate Tier 2
165 1.5 NC Central Tier 2
165 1.5 New England Tier 2
165 1.5 Oklahoma City Tier 2
165 1.5 Texas Southern Tier 2
165 1.5 Touro Tier 2
165 1.5 UMass Tier 2
165 1.5 Valparaiso Tier 2
178 1.4 Belmont 139
178 1.4 Southern Tier 2
178 1.4 St. Thomas (FL) Tier 2
178 1.4 W. New England Tier 2
182 1.3 Charleston Tier 2
182 1.3 John Marshall (GA) Tier 2
182 1.3 Regent Tier 2
185 1.2 Appalachian Tier 2
185 1.2 Ave Maria Tier 2
185 1.2 Barry Tier 2
185 1.2 Faulkner Tier 2
185 1.2 Florida Coastal Tier 2
185 1.2 La Verne Tier 2
185 1.2 Liberty Tier 2
192 1.1 W. Mich. Cooley Tier 2
192 1.1 Western State Tier 2

Prior years' rankings:

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