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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Fifty Hardest Law Schools To Get Into

24/7 Wall St., 50 Hardest Law Schools to Get Into:

Using data from the ABA, 24/7 Wall St. created an index of three measures of selectivity to identify the 50 hardest law schools to get into. The first index measure is the acceptance rate, or the number of offer letters a school sent in 2019 as a share of the number of applications. The second is the median LSAT score of newly enrolled students in fall 2019, and the third measure is the median undergraduate GPA of newly enrolled students. We also reviewed the share of students in the class of 2018 who took the bar exam and passed on their first attempt.

  1. Yale (#1 in U.S. News)
  2. Stanford (#2)
  3. Harvard(#3)
  4. Penn Carey (#7)
  5. Virginia (#8)
  6. Columbia (#5)
  7. Michigan (#9)
  8. Chicago (#4)
  9. Northwestern Pritzker (#10)
  10. USC Gould (#17)
  11. Duke (#10)
  12. Texas (#16)
  13. UC-Berkeley (#10)
  14. Georgetown (#14)
  15. NYU (#6)
  16. Cornell (#14)
  17. Florida Levin (#31)
  18. Vanderbilt (#18)
  19. UCLA (#15)
  20. George Mason Scalia (#45)
  21. Georgia (#27)
  22. Washington University (#18)
  23. Boston University (#23)
  24. UC-Irvine (#23)
  25. Notre Dame (#21)
  26. Arizona State O'Connor (#27)
  27. Arizona Rogers (#39)
  28. Fordham (#39)
  29. University of Washington (#44)
  30. Emory (#26)
  31. Alabama (#25)
  32. UNLV Boyd (#58)
  33. George Washington (#22)
  34. William & Mary (#39)
  35. Pepperdine Caruso (#51)
  36. UC-Davis (#31)
  37. Texas A&M (#83)
  38. Boston College (#27)
  39. Florida International (#91)
  40. Florida State (#48)
  41. Washington & Lee (#34)
  42. Georgia State (#67)
  43. North Carolina (#34)
  44. Colorado (#45)
  45. Loyola-L.A. (#62)
  46. Tennessee (#59)
  47. Indiana-Maurer (#34)
  48. Illinois (#39)
  49. Villanova Widger (#71)
  50. Minnesota (#20)

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Comments

Lol “Penn Carey” hahahahaha

Posted by: Anon | Jan 29, 2020 5:27:12 AM

Wrong average! The median says nothing about why half the students were admitted or how well they must go on to learn (and if it were good, surely these legal beagles would lay it out).

See Wichita Terminal Elevator Co., 6 T.C. 1158, 1165 (1946) (adverse inference) and Chapter 2, "The Well-Chosen Average," of the delightfully illustrated How to Lie with Statistics, by Darrell Huff.

Posted by: Anand Desai | Jan 29, 2020 5:33:51 AM