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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

2022 U.S. News Law School Peer Reputation Rankings (And Overall Rankings)

6a00d8341c4eab53ef0240a490199b200b-250wiContinuing a TaxProf Blog tradition (see links below for 2009-2021), here is the full list of the 193 law schools ranked by academic peer reputation, as well as their overall rank, in the new 2022 U.S. News Law School Rankings (methodology here):

Peer Rank Peer Score School Overall Rank
1 4.8 Harvard 3
1 4.8 Stanford 2
1 4.8 Yale 1
4 4.7 Columbia 4
5 4.6 Chicago 4
5 4.6 NYU 6
7 4.5 UC-Berkeley 9
8 4.4 Michigan 10
8 4.4 Penn 6
8 4.4 Virginia 8
11 4.3 Cornell 13
12 4.2 Duke 10
12 4.2 Georgetown 15
12 4.2 Northwestern 12
15 4.1 Texas 16
15 4.1 UCLA 14
17 4.0 Vanderbilt 16
18 3.7 Washington Univ. 16
19 3.6 Emory 29
19 3.6 Minnesota 22
19 3.6 UC-Irvine 35
19 3.6 USC 19
23 3.5 Boston Univ. 20
23 3.5 George Washington 27
23 3.5 North Carolina 24
23 3.5 Notre Dame 22
23 3.5 UC-Davis 35
28 3.4 Boston College 29
28 3.4 Fordham 35
28 3.4 William & Mary 35
28 3.4 Wisconsin 29
32 3.3 Alabama 25
32 3.3 Arizona State 25
32 3.3 Florida 21
32 3.3 Georgia 27
32 3.3 Indiana (Maurer) 43
32 3.3 Iowa 29
32 3.3 Ohio State 40
32 3.3 Univ. of Washington 45
40 3.2 Arizona 46
40 3.2 Colorado 48
40 3.2 Illinois 29
40 3.2 Tulane 60
40 3.2 UC-Hastings 50
45 3.1 Florida State 48
45 3.1 Wake Forest 41
45 3.1 Washington & Lee 35
48 3.0 American 81
48 3.0 Howard 91
48 3.0 Maryland 50
48 3.0 Utah 43
52 2.9 BYU 29
52 2.9 Cardozo 53
52 2.9 Connecticut 58
52 2.9 Miami 72
56 2.8 Denver 78
56 2.8 Georgia State 78
56 2.8 Houston 60
56 2.8 Loyola-L.A. 72
56 2.8 Oregon 72
56 2.8 Richmond 53
56 2.8 San Diego 86
56 2.8 Temple 53
64 2.7 Brooklyn 81
64 2.7 George Mason 41
64 2.7 Kansas 70
64 2.7 Pepperdine Caruso 46
64 2.7 Pittsburgh 67
64 2.7 Rutgers 91
64 2.7 SMU 52
64 2.7 Texas A&M 53
64 2.7 UNLV 60
73 2.6 Case Western 72
73 2.6 Chicago-Kent 91
73 2.6 Hawaii 98
73 2.6 Loyola-Chicago 78
73 2.6 Northeastern 67
73 2.6 Oklahoma 67
73 2.6 Penn State-University Park 60
73 2.6 Santa Clara 126
73 2.6 Tennessee 60
73 2.6 Villanova 53
83 2.5 Baylor 58
83 2.5 Indiana (McKinney) 111
83 2.5 Kentucky 81
83 2.5 Lewis & Clark 88
83 2.5 Michigan State 91
83 2.5 Missouri (Columbia) 60
83 2.5 Nebraska 87
83 2.5 New Mexico 102
83 2.5 Penn State-Dickinson 60
83 2.5 Seattle 126
83 2.5 Seton Hall 70
83 2.5 South Carolina 96
95 2.4 Arkansas-Fayetteville 96
95 2.4 Cincinnati 81
95 2.4 CUNY 102
95 2.4 Drexel 81
95 2.4 St. John's 72
95 2.4 St. Louis 91
95 2.4 Syracuse 102
102 2.3 DePaul 111
102 2.3 Marquette 102
102 2.3 Mississippi 98
102 2.3 SUNY-Buffalo 98
102 2.3 Wayne State 72
107 2.2 Baltimore 129
107 2.2 Catholic 102
107 2.2 Gonzaga 129
107 2.2 Hofstra 119
107 2.2 Louisiana State 109
107 2.2 Louisville 98
107 2.2 Loyola-New Orleans 144
107 2.2 Maine 124
107 2.2 Missouri-Kansas City 111
107 2.2 Stetson 111
107 2.2 UIC-John Marshall Tier 2
107 2.2 West Virginia 116
119 2.1 Albany 116
119 2.1 Arkansas-Little Rock 141
119 2.1 Florida Int'l 88
119 2.1 Idaho 139
119 2.1 Montana 134
119 2.1 New Hampshire 88
119 2.1 Suffolk 129
119 2.1 Willamette Tier 2
127 2.0 Creighton 141
127 2.0 Drake 102
127 2.0 Memphis 144
127 2.0 Mercer 124
127 2.0 New York Law School 119
127 2.0 Pace 139
127 2.0 Pacific 141
127 2.0 Quinnipiac 129
127 2.0 San Francisco Tier 2
127 2.0 Texas Tech 102
127 2.0 Tulsa 111
127 2.0 Vermont Tier 2
127 2.0 Washburn 109
127 2.0 Wyoming 119
141 1.9 Akron 134
141 1.9 Chapman 134
141 1.9 Cleveland-Marshall 116
141 1.9 Dayton 119
141 1.9 Duquesne 119
141 1.9 Mitchell-Hamline Tier 2
141 1.9 Southwestern Tier 2
141 1.9 St. Thomas (MN) 126
141 1.9 Toledo 129
150 1.8 Florida A&M Tier 2
150 1.8 North Dakota Tier 2
150 1.8 South Dakota 134
150 1.8 St. Mary's Tier 2
150 1.8 Widener (DE) Tier 2
155 1.7 Detroit Mercy Tier 2
155 1.7 District of Columbia Tier 2
155 1.7 Elon Tier 2
155 1.7 Northern Illinois Tier 2
155 1.7 Roger Williams Tier 2
155 1.7 South Texas Tier 2
155 1.7 Southern Tier 2
155 1.7 Southern Illinois Tier 2
155 1.7 Widener (PA) Tier 2
164 1.6 Cal-Western Tier 2
164 1.6 Campbell Tier 2
164 1.6 Massachusetts Tier 2
164 1.6 Mississippi College Tier 2
164 1.6 New England Tier 2
164 1.6 North Carolina Central Tier 2
164 1.6 Northern Kentucky Tier 2
164 1.6 Nova SE Tier 2
164 1.6 Ohio Northern Tier 2
164 1.6 Samford 144
164 1.6 St. Thomas (FL) Tier 2
164 1.6 Texas Southern Tier 2
164 1.6 Touro Tier 2
177 1.5 Belmont 134
177 1.5 Golden Gate Tier 2
177 1.5 Oklahoma City Tier 2
177 1.5 Western New England Tier 2
181 1.4 Capital Tier 2
181 1.4 John Marshall (GA) Tier 2
181 1.4 Regent Tier 2
184 1.3 Appalachian Tier 2
184 1.3 Charleston Tier 2
186 1.2 Ave Maria Tier 2
186 1.2 Barry Tier 2
186 1.2 Faulkner Tier 2
186 1.2 Florida Coastal Tier 2
186 1.2 Liberty Tier 2
186 1.2 Lincoln Memorial Tier 2
186 1.2 Western Michigan Tier 2
186 1.2 Western Tier 2

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

2022 U.S. News Specialty Rankings:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2021/03/2022-us-news-law-school-peer-reputation-rankings-and-overall-rankings.html

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