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Thursday, April 14, 2022

2023 U.S. News Omnibus Specialty Rankings

6a00d8341c4eab53ef0240a490199b200b-250wiThe new 2023 U.S. News Specialty Rankings include the rankings for 13 specialty programs at 192 law schools. Here are the Top 100 law schools, determined by giving equal weight to each of the 13 separate specialty rankings:

  1. Business/Corporate Law
  2. Clinical Law
  3. Constitutional Law
  4. Contracts/Commercial Law
  5. Criminal Law
  6. Dispute Resolution
  7. Environmental Law
  8. Health Law
  9. Intellectual Property Law
  10. International Law
  11. Legal Writing
  12. Tax Law
  13. Trial Advocacy

  School 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Avg.
1 Georgetown 10 1 10 11 3 20 7 7 18 4 6 2 16 8.8
2 NYU 1 3 5 4 1 20 5 44 3 1 84 1 38 16.2
3 Northwestern 14 17 14 12 17 4 38 44 19 18 31 3 16 19.0
4 UC-Berkeley 1 8 8 7 2 43 1 33 1 7 115 24 10 20.0
5 Michigan 9 8 9 7 12 70 41 17 19 7 10 6 52 20.5
6 UCLA 7 26 11 15 8 15 1 23 15 12 128 6 6 21.0
7 Harvard 1 26 1 2 3 3 7 2 15 2 182 9 38 22.4
8 Stanford 6 15 5 4 3 15 13 7 2 10 149 9 61 23.0
9 Virginia 10 64 5 7 7 22 29 29 25 6 50 5 52 23.9
10 George Washington 27 23 21 34 28 47 13 23 5 10 39 27 31 25.2
11 Duke 14 35 11 16 14 56 17 21 12 12 39 18 67 25.5
12 Penn 5 26 14 7 3 22 44 20 12 14 74 18 89 26.8
13 UC-Irvine 44 5 18 27 24 22 34 29 19 18 10 9 106 28.1
14 Texas 17 35 11 12 14 22 31 33 19 21 104 15 38 28.6
15 Columbia 1 26 3 1 8 22 7 38 15 3 174 9 89 30.5
16 American 56 3 40 45 24 43 44 16 8 7 62 55 3 31.2
17 Ohio State 39 64 21 27 12 1 56 17 36 47 21 34 52 32.8
18 Washington Univ. 20 17 19 16 32 38 68 29 45 21 74 34 20 33.3
19 UC-Hastings 32 20 33 27 32 9 21 12 28 27 160 20 26 34.4
20 Fordham 18 17 30 20 18 13 73 65 25 21 115 28 7 34.6
21 North Carolina 23 26 21 20 18 56 41 23 55 62 10 20 89 35.7
22 Yale 12 5 1 4 8 56 26 11 63 4 180 20 79 36.1
23 Arizona State 56 73 40 45 28 13 17 13 55 32 4 39 61 36.6
24 Vanderbilt 12 35 17 16 14 32 7 33 45 17 128 45 79 36.9
25 Boston Univ. 20 26 21 27 28 84 68 5 11 39 62 15 89 38.1
26 Cornell 14 46 14 12 21 22 56 55 45 14 50 34 120 38.7
27 Temple 44 57 61 45 53 56 89 23 36 18 15 28 1 40.5
28 Minnesota 23 57 26 16 21 84 26 23 55 21 62 24 89 40.5
29 William & Mary 27 73 19 23 18 38 56 75 45 32 31 67 38 41.7
30 Emory 23 104 26 23 39 70 63 23 45 32 39 39 31 42.8
31 Boston College 27 26 33 27 46 56 34 48 32 36 50 13 135 43.3
32 Chicago 7 46 3 2 8 70 63 44 36 14 178 6 89 43.5
33 Denver 69 8 61 64 46 22 21 85 66 47 6 62 10 43.6
34 UC-Davis 23 57 21 27 21 32 17 55 36 29 169 28 67 44.8
35 Univ. of Washington 44 35 61 41 32 47 31 40 28 39 50 34 106 45.2
36 Wake Forest 44 86 54 41 24 47 44 21 79 67 6 67 26 46.6
37 Maryland 56 8 40 59 39 12 13 6 87 67 115 76 31 46.8
38 Houston 44 92 71 59 66 47 21 7 6 57 62 49 31 47.1
39 Indiana (Maurer) 44 92 35 37 32 47 34 55 28 32 31 15 135 47.5
40 Florida 27 104 48 34 46 38 21 60 66 67 84 3 26 48.0
41 Loyola-L.A. 56 57 65 64 32 70 96 48 32 62 31 13 7 48.7
42 Arizona 44 64 40 53 53 77 31 40 66 42 13 70 52 49.6
43 Brooklyn 27 23 48 41 24 56 139 85 79 42 27 28 38 50.5
44 Wisconsin 41 46 35 23 32 56 44 48 72 36 104 55 89 52.4
45 Washington & Lee 32 46 48 37 39 43 89 48 72 36 84 45 67 52.8
46 Georgia 32 46 35 45 60 47 73 40 79 21 149 39 21 52.8
47 USC 18 92 26 23 46 32 38 55 45 42 149 20 120 54.3
48 Tulane 32 35 54 41 46 77 17 60 72 29 115 70 61 54.5
49 Texas A&M 69 23 84 59 111 4 38 75 6 57 50 70 67 54.8
50 Notre Dame 32 80 26 45 46 56 56 85 36 27 128 45 52 54.9
51 Colorado 44 80 40 53 32 84 12 65 45 62 62 62 89 56.2
51 Loyola-Chicago 78 86 65 84 72 38 73 3 36 57 62 55 21 56.2
53 Rutgers 69 8 54 84 39 84 80 48 79 62 13 67 49 56.6
54 Miami 56 26 54 53 53 84 44 75 66 29 104 34 61 56.8
55 Cardozo 56 35 40 53 28 4 144 108 8 47 115 55 79 59.4
56 UNLV 69 35 71 45 72 8 96 40 72 105 1 55 106 59.6
57 Chicago-Kent 69 121 65 64 72 56 80 60 12 67 39 85 7 61.3
58 Iowa 32 92 48 27 39 110 96 65 55 47 39 55 106 62.4
59 San Diego 44 121 30 45 60 96 44 65 19 47 169 24 52 62.8
60 Alabama 44 64 30 53 60 84 80 75 105 81 74 39 38 63.6
60 Utah 41 92 48 53 39 110 16 44 36 47 104 49 148 63.6
62 Case Western 63 64 65 70 80 56 44 13 36 21 84 113 120 63.8
63 Florida State 56 132 35 34 46 77 21 65 72 47 160 45 52 64.8
64 Georgia State 63 35 54 64 60 96 96 3 66 105 128 62 31 66.4
65 Howard 78 35 54 70 53 96 96 85 45 81 50 95 26 66.5
66 Pepperdine Caruso 67 46 54 70 96 1 109 102 94 39 128 28 31 66.5
67 SMU 44 64 73 70 53 47 113 55 55 57 128 49 67 67.3
68 Northeastern 93 20 73 97 60 110 96 7 45 67 27 76 106 67.5
69 BYU 22 121 48 37 80 43 56 108 55 47 128 39 120 69.5
70 Suffolk 103 15 137 97 80 22 96 60 28 128 4 119 21 70.0
71 Seattle 93 26 93 84 72 22 80 108 72 81 6 85 89 70.1
72 Illinois 32 121 35 20 39 84 73 75 55 67 128 49 135 70.2
73 Lewis & Clark 83 73 93 84 90 38 4 102 63 67 27 95 106 71.2
74 Villanova 78 46 73 70 72 110 96 108 63 81 27 39 79 72.5
75 Seton Hall 78 73 65 84 66 110 80 13 94 97 84 62 52 73.7
76 Richmond 63 132 40 59 60 70 63 96 36 91 84 62 106 74.0
77 Oregon 69 121 84 59 80 9 7 185 87 91 1 55 135 75.6
78 South Carolina 69 35 104 80 53 110 68 65 115 101 115 49 38 77.1
79 Pittsburgh 78 92 65 80 80 110 109 38 45 42 128 28 120 78.1
80 Michigan State 67 104 73 70 72 84 96 102 55 62 84 102 49 78.5
81 Santa Clara 69 113 93 92 90 77 80 96 4 42 74 76 120 78.9
82 St. John's 63 86 73 70 66 32 153 124 87 81 39 124 38 79.7
83 Hofstra 83 73 93 97 66 96 139 75 79 81 50 85 21 79.8
84 Stetson 109 73 104 97 111 22 80 108 141 101 3 95 3 80.5
85 Drexel 83 64 84 97 96 110 144 33 94 118 21 119 10 82.5
86 George Mason 41 148 40 37 80 103 122 108 19 67 169 70 89 84.1
87 Syracuse 90 113 104 105 80 110 73 85 87 81 50 102 14 84.2
88 Tennessee 39 20 84 45 96 110 109 102 141 118 74 82 79 84.5
89 Connecticut 69 113 61 64 80 96 96 65 100 57 84 70 148 84.8
90 Baltimore 119 8 104 143 66 70 68 85 94 91 39 102 120 85.3
91 DePaul 103 92 84 113 96 110 139 29 25 81 74 85 89 86.2
91 St. Louis 93 57 73 84 96 110 134 1 87 91 104 70 120 86.2
91 Wayne State 119 35 73 97 72 110 80 60 105 67 128 85 89 86.2
94 John Marshall (IL) 119 80 121 125 96 110 122 75 32 97 15 132 21 88.1
95 Kansas 83 132 73 70 96 47 63 108 105 81 84 85 120 88.2
96 Penn State-Dickinson 90 73 93 92 96 110 89 65 105 67 84 95 106 89.6
97 New Mexico 119 8 104 80 90 110 29 85 121 128 74 113 106 89.8
98 Indiana (McKinney) 93 138 84 84 119 110 96 17 100 67 15 82 170 90.4
98 Pace 109 132 137 113 111 32 1 102 141 67 128 76 26 90.4
100 Penn State-University Park 93 64 73 105 111 56 44 85 121 67 115 85 161 90.8

If anyone at a law school outside the Top 100 would like the data for their school's rank, email me.

Methodology: U.S. News assigns a rank for all schools that receive at least 10 ratings from faculty in the field. For law schools that received less than 10 ratings, we assigned the school the next lowest ranking behind lowest rated school(s) with 10 or more ratings:

  1. Business/Corporate Law: 187
  2. Clinical Law: 173
  3. Constitutional Law: 187
  4. Contracts/Commercial Law: 187
  5. Criminal Law: 187
  6. Dispute Resolution: 109
  7. Environmental Law: 180
  8. Health Law: 184
  9. Intellectual Property Law: 187
  10. International Law: 185
  11. Legal Writing: 186
  12. Tax Law: 186
  13. Trial Advocacy: 187

2022 U.S. News Omnibus Specialty Rankings

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