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Monday, April 15, 2019

The Top 100 Law Schools, Based On 5-, 10-, And 15-Year Rolling Average U.S. News Rankings

U.S. News Law (2019)Bradley A. Areheart (Tennessee), The Top 100 Law Reviews: A Reference Guide Based on Historical USNWR Data:

The best proxy for how other law professors react and respond to publishing in main, or flagship, law reviews is the US News and World Report (USNWR) rankings. This paper utilizes historical USNWR data to rank the top 100 law reviews. The USNWR rankings are important in shaping many – if not most – law professors’ perceptions about the relative strength of a law school (and derivatively, the home law review). This document contains a chart that is sorted by the 10-year rolling average for each school, but it also contains the 5-year and 15-year rolling averages. This paper also describes my methodology and responds to a series of frequently asked questions. [Were there any ties? If two law school’s 10-year rolling averages were within 2/10 of a point, I tied them and then attempted to break those ties based on the current year’s peer reputation scores. You’ll see that where there was a tie, I have included the peer rep scores in parentheses for those schools. If the peer rep scores were the same, I allowed the tie to remain.] The document was updated in April 2019.

Here are the Top 75 law schools based on their 10-year rolling average overall U.S. News ranking:

Rank School 10-Year Rank
1 Yale 1.0
2 Harvard (4.8) 2.4
3 Stanford (4.7) 2.4
4 Chicago (4.7) 4.3
4 Columbia (4.7) 4.3
6 NYU 6.0
7 Penn 7.0
8 Virginia 8.2
9 Michigan (4.4) 8.7
9 UC-Berkeley (4.4) 8.9
11 Duke 10.4
12 Northwestern 11.4
13 Cornell 13.1
14 Georgetown 13.9
15 Texas 15.0
16 UCLA 15.8
17 Vanderbilt 16.5
18 USC 18.4
19 Washington U. 18.7
20 Minnesota 20.5
21 George Washington (3.5) 22.4
21 Notre Dame (3.5) 22.5
23 Emory 22.9
24 Boston University 24.0
25 Iowa 25.1
26 UC-Irvine 26.0
27 Alabama 27.4
28 Indiana 28.4
29 Boston College (3.4) 29.5
30 Arizona State (3.2) 29.4
31 U. Washington 30.3
32 Georgia 31.2
33 Wisconsin 31.7
34 UC-Davis 32.2
35 William & Mary (3.3) 32.6
36 Washington & Lee (3.2) 32.7
37 Ohio State 33.5
38 North Carolina (3.4) 34.8
39 Fordham (3.3) 35.0
40 Illinois (3.3) 36.7
41 Wake Forest (3.1) 36.6
42 BYU 40.1
43 Arizona 41.1
44 Colorado (3.1) 42.3
45 George Mason (2.7) 42.2
46 Florida 44.5
47 Utah 45.3
48 Maryland 46.0
49 SMU 47.8
50 Florida State (3.1) 49.1
51 Tulane (3.0) 49.0
52 UC-Hastings 51.3
53 Baylor 53.6
54 Houston (2.7) 55.7
54 Temple (2.7) 55.8
56 Connecticut (2.9) 56.8
57 Pepperdine (2.7) 56.7
58 Richmond 58.1
59 Cardozo 60.2
60 Georgia State 60.7
61 Tennessee 61.6
62 Case Western (2.6) 62.9
62 Kentucky (2.6) 63.0
64 Seton Hall 63.7
65 Loyola-L.A. 64.8
66 American 66.7
67 Miami (2.8) 67.5
68 Penn State-Dickinson (2.7) 67.5
69 Oklahoma 68.4
70 UNLV (2.6) 70.0
71 Penn State-Univ. Park (2.4) 70.0
72 Denver 70.3
73 Cincinnati (2.4) 70.7
73 Nebraska (2.4) 70.8
75 Kansas 72.7

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