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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

2020 U.S. News Law School Peer Reputation Rankings (And Overall Rankings)

6a00d8341c4eab53ef0240a490199b200b-250wiContinuing a TaxProf Blog tradition (see links below for 2009-2019), here is the full list of the 192 law schools ranked by academic peer reputation, as well as their overall rank, in the new 2020 U.S. News Law School Rankings (methodology here):

Peer Rank Peer Score School Overall Rank
1 4.9 Stanford 2
1 4.9 Harvard 3
3 4.8 Yale 1
4 4.7 Chicago 4
4 4.7 Columbia 5
6 4.6 NYU 6
7 4.4 Penn 7
7 4.4 Virginia 8
7 4.4 Michigan 9
7 4.4 UC-Berkeley 10
11 4.3 Cornell 13
12 4.2 Duke 10
12 4.2 Northwestern 10
12 4.2 Georgetown 14
15 4.1 UCLA 15
15 4.1 Texas 16
17 4.0 Vanderbilt 18
18 3.7 USC 17
18 3.7 Washington Univ. 18
20 3.6 Minnesota 20
21 3.5 Notre Dame 21
21 3.5 George Washington 22
21 3.5 Boston University 23
21 3.5 UC-Irvine 23
21 3.5 Emory 26
26 3.4 Boston College 27
26 3.4 UC-Davis 31
26 3.4 North Carolina 34
29 3.3 Georgia 27
29 3.3 Iowa 27
29 3.3 Florida 31
29 3.3 Indiana (Maurer) 34
29 3.3 Ohio State 34
29 3.3 Wisconsin 34
29 3.3 Fordham 39
29 3.3 William & Mary 39
29 3.3 Univ. of Washington 44
38 3.2 Alabama 25
38 3.2 Arizona State 27
38 3.2 Washington & Lee 34
38 3.2 Arizona 39
38 3.2 Illinois 39
43 3.1 Wake Forest 31
43 3.1 Colorado 45
43 3.1 Florida State 48
43 3.1 UC-Hastings 62
47 3.0 Tulane 52
47 3.0 Maryland 52
49 2.9 BYU 39
49 2.9 Utah 47
49 2.9 Connecticut 52
52 2.8 Cardozo 52
52 2.8 Denver 67
52 2.8 Miami 67
52 2.8 American 77
52 2.8 Oregon 83
57 2.7 George Mason 45
57 2.7 Temple 48
57 2.7 Pepperdine 51
57 2.7 SMU 52
57 2.7 Richmond 52
57 2.7 Houston 59
57 2.7 Loyola-L.A. 62
57 2.7 Georgia State 67
57 2.7 Pittsburgh 77
57 2.7 San Diego 86
67 2.6 UNLV 58
67 2.6 Tennessee 59
67 2.6 Missouri (Columbia) 64
67 2.6 Kansas 67
67 2.6 Brooklyn 71
67 2.6 Case Western 71
67 2.6 Kentucky 71
67 2.6 Loyola-Chicago 77
67 2.6 Rutgers 77
67 2.6 Chicago-Kent 87
67 2.6 Howard 108
78 2.5 Seton Hall 59
78 2.5 Northeastern 64
78 2.5 Oklahoma 71
78 2.5 Villanova 71
78 2.5 Hawaii 91
78 2.5 South Carolina 91
78 2.5 Santa Clara 104
78 2.5 Indiana (McKinney) 108
86 2.4 Baylor 48
86 2.4 Penn State (Univ. Park) 64
86 2.4 Nebraska 77
86 2.4 Texas A&M 83
86 2.4 Cincinnati 83
86 2.4 Michigan State 91
86 2.4 New Mexico 91
86 2.4 Lewis & Clark 104
94 2.3 St. John's 77
94 2.3 St. Louis 90
94 2.3 Marquette 91
94 2.3 Syracuse 91
94 2.3 Arkansas (Fayetteville) 91
94 2.3 Seattle 122
100 2.2 Penn State (Dickinson) 71
100 2.2 Drexel 100
100 2.2 Hofstra 100
100 2.2 LSU 100
100 2.2 West Virginia 100
100 2.2 SUNY-Buffalo 104
100 2.2 CUNY 108
100 2.2 Univ. of Mississippi 108
100 2.2 Missouri (Kansas City) 108
100 2.2 Maine 126
100 2.2 DePaul 132
100 2.2 Arkansas (Little Rock) 143
112 2.1 New Hampshire 87
112 2.1 Florida Int'l 91
112 2.1 Wayne State 91
112 2.1 Stetson 104
112 2.1 Catholic 108
112 2.1 Louisville 108
112 2.1 Montana 115
112 2.1 Gonzaga 117
112 2.1 Baltimore 126
112 2.1 Idaho 126
112 2.1 Loyola-New Orleans 138
123 2.0 Tulsa 87
123 2.0 Albany 115
123 2.0 Wyoming 132
123 2.0 Suffolk 143
127 1.9 Creighton 117
127 1.9 New York Law School 117
127 1.9 Texas Tech 117
127 1.9 St. Thomas (MN) 117
127 1.9 Drake 122
127 1.9 Pace 122
127 1.9 Quinnipiac 126
127 1.9 Toledo 126
127 1.9 Chapman 132
127 1.9 Washburn 132
127 1.9 Vermont 136
127 1.9 Mercer 138
127 1.9 San Francisco Tier 2
127 1.9 Pacific Tier 2
127 1.9 Willamette Tier 2
142 1.8 Duquesne 122
142 1.8 Cleveland State 126
142 1.8 Memphis 138
142 1.8 South Dakota 138
142 1.8 Akron 143
142 1.8 Mitchell-Hamline Tier 2
142 1.8 Southwestern Tier 2
142 1.8 North Dakota Tier 2
142 1.8 Widener (DE) Tier 2
151 1.7 Roger Williams Tier 2
151 1.7 John Marshall (IL) Tier 2
151 1.7 Dayton Tier 2
154 1.6 Elon Tier 2
154 1.6 N. Illinois Tier 2
154 1.6 Nova Tier 2
154 1.6 Samford Tier 2
154 1.6 South Texas Tier 2
154 1.6 S. Illinois Tier 2
154 1.6 St. Mary's Tier 2
161 1.5 Ohio Northern 136
161 1.5 Cal-Western Tier 2
161 1.5 Campbell Tier 2
161 1.5 Florida A&M Tier 2
161 1.5 Golden Gate Tier 2
161 1.5 Mississippi College Tier 2
161 1.5 New England Tier 2
161 1.5 NC Central Tier 2
161 1.5 N. Kentucky Tier 2
161 1.5 Oklahoma City Tier 2
161 1.5 St. Thomas (FL) Tier 2
161 1.5 Touro Tier 2
161 1.5 Detroit Mercy Tier 2
161 1.5 UMass Tier 2
161 1.5 District of Columbia Tier 2
161 1.5 Widener (PA) Tier 2
177 1.4 Belmont 138
177 1.4 Capital Tier 2
177 1.4 Southern Tier 2
177 1.4 Texas Southern Tier 2
177 1.4 W. New England Tier 2
182 1.2 Appalachian Tier 2
182 1.2 Ave Maria Tier 2
182 1.2 Barry Tier 2
182 1.2 Charleston Tier 2
182 1.2 Faulkner Tier 2
182 1.2 Florida Coastal Tier 2
182 1.2 Liberty Tier 2
182 1.2 Regent Tier 2
182 1.2 La Verne Tier 2
191 1.1 W. Mich. Cooley Tier 2
191 1.1 Western State Tier 2

2020 U.S. News Specialty Rankings:

Prior Years' U.S. News Peer Reputation And Overall Rankings:

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Comments

Congratulations! Well deserved. I must admit, although I attended a different Southern California area law school, I root for Pepperdine's success because of increasingly unique and sorely needed mission in a hostile academic environment. Stay true to your mission.

Posted by: Anon | Mar 12, 2019 8:22:13 AM