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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

2023 U.S. News Law School Peer Reputation Rankings (And Overall Rankings)

USN Logo (2023)Continuing a TaxProf Blog tradition (see links below for 2009-2022), here is the full list of the 192 law schools ranked by academic peer reputation, as well as their overall rank, in the new 2023 U.S. News Law School Rankings (methodology):

Peer Rank Peer Score School Overall Rank
1 4.7 Harvard 4
1 4.7 Stanford 2
3 4.6 Chicago 3
3 4.6 Columbia 4
3 4.6 NYU 7
3 4.6 Yale 1
7 4.5 UC-Berkeley 9
8 4.4 Michigan 10
8 4.4 Penn 6
8 4.4 Virginia 8
11 4.2 Cornell 12
11 4.2 Duke 11
11 4.2 Georgetown 14
11 4.2 Northwestern 13
11 4.2 UCLA 15
16 4.1 Texas 17
17 4.0 Vanderbilt 17
18 3.8 Washington Univ. 16
19 3.7 USC 20
20 3.6 Boston Univ. 17
20 3.6 Emory 30
20 3.6 Minnesota 21
20 3.6 UC-Irvine 37
24 3.5 George Washington 25
24 3.5 North Carolina 23
24 3.5 UC-Davis 37
27 3.4 Boston College 37
27 3.4 Iowa 28
27 3.4 Notre Dame 25
27 3.4 William & Mary 30
31 3.3 Arizona State 30
31 3.3 Florida 21
31 3.3 Fordham 37
31 3.3 Ohio State 30
31 3.3 Wisconsin 43
36 3.2 Alabama 25
36 3.2 Arizona 45
36 3.2 Colorado 49
36 3.2 Georgia 29
36 3.2 Illinois 35
36 3.2 Indiana (Maurer) 43
36 3.2 UC-Hastings 51
36 3.2 Univ. of Washington 49
36 3.2 Washington & Lee 35
45 3.1 Maryland 47
45 3.1 Tulane 55
47 3.0 American 73
47 3.0 Cardozo 52
47 3.0 Florida State 47
47 3.0 Utah 37
47 3.0 Wake Forest 37
52 2.9 BYU 23
52 2.9 Connecticut 64
52 2.9 Howard 98
52 2.9 San Diego 64
56 2.8 Denver 78
56 2.8 Georgia State 78
56 2.8 Houston 58
56 2.8 Loyola-L.A. 67
56 2.8 Oregon 67
56 2.8 Pepperdine Caruso 52
56 2.8 Richmond 52
56 2.8 Temple 63
56 2.8 Texas A&M 46
65 2.7 Brooklyn 98
65 2.7 Case Western 78
65 2.7 George Mason 30
65 2.7 Loyola-Chicago 73
65 2.7 Miami 73
65 2.7 Rutgers 86
65 2.7 SMU 58
65 2.7 Villanova 56
73 2.6 Chicago-Kent 94
73 2.6 Hawaii 91
73 2.6 Kansas 67
73 2.6 Northeastern 73
73 2.6 Pittsburgh 78
73 2.6 South Carolina 84
73 2.6 Tennessee 56
73 2.6 UNLV 67
81 2.5 Baylor 58
81 2.5 Indiana (McKinney) 98
81 2.5 Kentucky 67
81 2.5 Michigan State 91
81 2.5 Missouri (Columbia) 67
81 2.5 Oklahoma 88
81 2.5 Penn State-Dickinson 58
81 2.5 Penn State-University Park 64
81 2.5 Santa Clara 133
81 2.5 Seton Hall 73
91 2.4 Arkansas-Fayetteville 86
91 2.4 Cincinnati 88
91 2.4 Lewis & Clark 88
91 2.4 Nebraska 78
91 2.4 New Mexico 91
91 2.4 Seattle 116
91 2.4 St. Louis 98
91 2.4 Syracuse 103
91 2.4 Wayne State 58
100 2.3 CUNY 133
100 2.3 DePaul 105
100 2.3 Drexel 78
100 2.3 Hofstra 118
100 2.3 Marquette 105
100 2.3 St. John's 84
106 2.2 Arkansas-Little Rock Tier 2
106 2.2 Catholic 94
106 2.2 Louisiana State 105
106 2.2 Louisville 94
106 2.2 Loyola-New Orleans 133
106 2.2 Mississippi 111
106 2.2 Missouri-Kansas City 114
106 2.2 New Hampshire 105
106 2.2 Stetson 111
106 2.2 SUNY-Buffalo 94
116 2.1 Baltimore 122
116 2.1 Florida Int'l 98
116 2.1 Gonzaga 116
116 2.1 Idaho 142
116 2.1 John Marshall (IL) Tier 2
116 2.1 Maine 114
116 2.1 Pace 142
116 2.1 Suffolk 122
116 2.1 Washburn 105
116 2.1 West Virginia 118
126 2.0 Albany 122
126 2.0 Drake 111
126 2.0 Montana 103
126 2.0 New York Law School 129
126 2.0 Pacific 133
126 2.0 St. Thomas (MN) 127
126 2.0 Texas Tech 105
126 2.0 Tulsa 118
126 2.0 Vermont 142
126 2.0 Willamette 129
136 1.9 Cleveland-Marshall 127
136 1.9 Creighton 139
136 1.9 Duquesne 129
136 1.9 Memphis 142
136 1.9 Mercer 122
136 1.9 Mitchell | Hamline Tier 2
136 1.9 Quinnipiac Tier 2
136 1.9 San Francisco Tier 2
136 1.9 Southwestern Tier 2
136 1.9 Toledo Tier 2
136 1.9 Widener (DE) Tier 2
136 1.9 Wyoming 129
148 1.8 Akron Tier 2
148 1.8 Chapman 118
148 1.8 Dayton 122
148 1.8 Detroit Mercy 139
148 1.8 District of Columbia Tier 2
148 1.8 Florida A&M Tier 2
148 1.8 North Dakota Tier 2
148 1.8 Northern Illinois Tier 2
148 1.8 South Dakota 133
148 1.8 St. Mary's Tier 2
158 1.7 Cal-Western Tier 2
158 1.7 Elon Tier 2
158 1.7 North Carolina Central Tier 2
158 1.7 Roger Williams Tier 2
158 1.7 Samford 139
158 1.7 South Texas Tier 2
158 1.7 Southern Tier 2
158 1.7 Southern Illinois Tier 2
158 1.7 Widener (PA) Tier 2
167 1.6 Massachusetts Tier 2
167 1.6 Mississippi College Tier 2
167 1.6 Nova SE Tier 2
167 1.6 Oklahoma City Tier 2
167 1.6 St. Thomas (FL) Tier 2
167 1.6 Texas Southern Tier 2
167 1.6 Touro Tier 2
174 1.5 Belmont 133
174 1.5 Campbell Tier 2
174 1.5 Golden Gate Tier 2
174 1.5 New England Tier 2
174 1.5 Northern Kentucky Tier 2
174 1.5 Ohio Northern Tier 2
174 1.5 Western New England Tier 2
181 1.4 Capital Tier 2
181 1.4 Charleston Tier 2
181 1.4 John Marshall (GA) Tier 2
184 1.3 Appalachian Tier 2
184 1.3 Faulkner Tier 2
184 1.3 Lincoln Memorial Tier 2
184 1.3 Regent 142
184 1.3 Western Michigan Tier 2
189 1.2 Ave Maria Tier 2
189 1.2 Barry Tier 2
189 1.2 Liberty Tier 2
189 1.2 Western Tier 2

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

2023 U.S. News Specialty Rankings: 

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2022/03/2023-us-news-law-school-peer-reputation-rankings-and-overall-rankings.html

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