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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

2020 Princeton Review Law School Rankings: Overall Ranking

Princeton ReviewI previously blogged the lists of the Top 10 law schools in fourteen categories in the 2020 edition of the Princeton Review's Best Law Schools. Last week, I highlighted the Top 50 schools in the five categories for which the Princeton Review provides individual law school data:

Yesterday, I blogged the Top 50 law school professor rankings, giving equal weight (50%) to the Professors: Teaching and Professors: Accessibility rankings.

Today, in my concluding post, I blog the Princeton Review's overall law school rankings, giving equal weight (20%) to each of the Admissions Selectivity, Academic Experience, Professors: Teaching, Professors: Accessibility, and Career Rating rankings:

  Law School Selectivity Academics Teaching Accessibility Career Average
1 Virginia 96 99 99 98 99 98.2
2 Stanford 97 98 98 97 98 97.6
3 Chicago    95 96 98 97 97 96.6
  Duke    94 96 98 97 98 96.6
5 Michigan 95 95 96 95 97 95.6
6 Northwestern 94 95 96 95 97 95.4
7 Boston U. 93 94 96 96 95 94.8
  Notre Dame 92 95 97 97 93 94.8
  NYU 93 93 95 94 99 94.8
10 Boston College 92 94 96 97 94 94.6
  Vanderbilt 92 93 97 97 94 94.6
12 Columbia 95 93 95 92 97 94.4
  Cornell 94 93 96 94 95 94.4
  Georgetown 93 95 95 94 95 94.4
15 Georgia 94 96 97 96 88 94.2
  Harvard 97 94 94 88 98 94.2
  Texas 93 94 95 95 94 94.2
18 UC-Berkeley 94 93 94 93 96 94.0
19 Pennsylvania 95 92 92 92 97 93.6
20 USC 94 92 93 93 95 93.4
21 Georgia State 92 93 96 94 91 93.2
  UCLA 93 94 96 95 88 93.2
  Washington & Lee 91 95 97 98 85 93.2
  William & Mary 90 93 96 96 91 93.2
25 Oklahoma 90 93 96 96 90 93.0
26 Alabama 92 94 97 98 81 92.4
  Colorado 91 91 94 95 91 92.4
  UC-Davis 91 93 95 96 87 92.4
29 Baylor 88 91 96 94 92 92.2
  Loyola-L.A. 90 94 96 96 85 92.2
31 Florida State 91 94 96 97 82 92.0
  SMU 89 92 95 96 88 92.0
33 Temple 90 91 94 95 89 91.8
  Tulsa 89 90 93 95 92 91.8
35 New Mexico 89 90 93 96 90 91.6
  North Carolina 90 92 96 95 85 91.6
  Utah 88 92 95 96 87 91.6
38 Washington U. 92 93 95 96 81 91.4
39 Minnesota 91 91 94 93 87 91.2
  Regent 88 92 97 97 82 91.2
  Wake Forest 88 91 95 97 85 91.2
42 Cardozo 89 90 94 93 89 91.0
  Florida 92 91 93 94 85 91.0
44 BYU 90 91 94 94 85 90.8
  CUNY 89 91 94 95 85 90.8
  Iowa 89 90 95 95 85 90.8
  Pepperdine 89 93 96 99 77 90.8
48 Florida Int'l 91 93 95 97 77 90.6
  Marquette 88 90 93 94 88 90.6
  Texas Tech 87 91 94 98 83 90.6
  Pittsburgh 91 91 93 95 83 90.6
  Richmond 91 92 95 96 79 90.6
  San Diego 90 91 95 93 84 90.6
  Wisconsin 89 89 93 93 89 90.6
55 Houston 91 90 93 93 85 90.4
  Vermont 93 89 94 96 80 90.4
57 Arizona State 90 92 95 95 79 90.2
  LSU 86 90 95 97 83 90.2
  Memphis 89 92 94 96 80 90.2
  New Hampshire 87 91 93 96 84 90.2
  Ohio Northern 89 91 95 96 80 90.2
  Ohio State 90 91 94 95 81 90.2
  Rutgers 88 91 95 95 82 90.2
  St. John's 90 91 93 93 84 90.2
65 Emory 92 91 90 89 88 90.0
  Samford 84 91 96 97 82 90.0
67 Charleston 86 91 96 98 78 89.8
  Chicago-Kent 88 90 94 94 83 89.8
  Connecticut 90 91 92 92 84 89.8
  Kentucky 85 96 92 93 83 89.8
  U. of Washington 91 88 91 92 87 89.8
72 Arizona 90 90 91 96 81 89.6
  Brooklyn 88 90 94 94 82 89.6
  Seton Hall 87 89 93 94 85 89.6
  Tennessee 90 91 92 95 80 89.6
76 Case Western 87 90 94 94 82 89.4
  Michigan State 88 92 93 96 78 89.4
  Missouri-KC 87 90 94 95 81 89.4
  St. Thomas (MN) 86 90 95 96 80 89.4
  Texas A&M 91 90 93 91 82 89.4
  UC-Hastings 89 91 93 93 81 89.4
82 Chapman 87 91 94 95 79 89.2
  Denver 87 89 93 93 84 89.2
  Hawaii 87 89 94 93 83 89.2
  Indiana-Maurer 88 90 95 92 81 89.2
  Nebraska 85 88 93 96 84 89.2
  Washburn  86 89 93 96 82 89.2
88 St. Thomas (FL) 85 90 95 97 78 89.0
89 American 88 90 94 94 78 88.8
  Creighton  84 89 94 97 80 88.8
  Northeastern 90 88 91 93 82 88.8
  Oregon 87 96 90 91 80 88.8
  Wayne State 87 89 93 93 82 88.8
94 Loyola-Chicago 88 89 92 92 82 88.6
  Loyola-NO 85 89 95 95 79 88.6
  Roger Williams 83 90 96 97 77 88.6
  Stetson 88 90 93 94 78 88.6
  South Carolina 87 88 93 93 82 88.6
  Toledo 85 88 94 97 79 88.6
100 Drexel 88 89 93 93 79 88.4
  Elon 89 90 93 93 77 88.4
  Montana 85 87 93 94 83 88.4
  Southern Illinois 81 87 93 97 84 88.4
  Widener (PA) 85 89 94 96 78 88.4

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Comments

No Yale? This ranking is a joke.

Posted by: hans.gitzfelven | Feb 11, 2020 8:40:22 AM

Agree with Hans on Yale. Tulane not making the list in unsurprising considering its rapid decline.

Posted by: Bob | Feb 12, 2020 12:19:10 PM

So KU and MU aren’t ranked? Or am I missing something?

Posted by: Alexandria | Feb 12, 2020 12:50:02 PM

this is absurd. no yale, and no miami?

Posted by: mike | Feb 13, 2020 11:03:18 AM

How about the University of Maryland?

Posted by: Percy Gryce | Feb 13, 2020 9:09:07 PM

Yale is a normal school. It mostly teaches law students how to teach law students. In my 48 years of practicing I've come across only a few Yalies who could actually practice law. While I was sad to see my school ranked no. 15 in a 3-way tie, I was pleased that my daughter chose to go to the school ranked no. 1.

Posted by: Sterngard Friegen | Feb 14, 2020 7:17:05 PM

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