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Monday, January 23, 2023

U.S. News Law School Rankings Boycott Scorecard (Updated)

ABA Journal, US News Extends Rankings Survey Deadline; Which Law Schools Will File?:

After years of complaints about the U.S. News & World Report’s law school rankings, some deans started announcing in November that they would not respond to the publication’s annual survey. And they were not swayed to opt back in when methodology changes were shared this month.

U.S. News recently extended the survey deadline to Jan. 27. The ABA Journal asked all ABA-accredited law schools whether they planned to submit the survey. Out of the 110 schools that responded, 25 said they would not, and 22 were undecided. A chart with the information can be seen here.

The table below includes the responses to the ABA Journal as well as public announcements by law schools:

  U.S. News Rank
Boycott (32)
Yale 1
Stanford 2
Columbia 4
Harvard 4
Penn 6
NYU 7
Virginia 8
UC-Berkeley 9
Michigan 10
Duke 11
Northwestern 13
Georgetown 14
UCLA 15
Fordham 37
UC-Davis 37
UC-Irvine 37
Maryland 47
University of Washington 49
UC-San Francisco 51
Penn State-Dickinson 58
Penn State-Univ. Park 64
St. John's 84
New Hampshire 105
Idaho 142
Cal-Western 147-192
Campbell 147-192
John Marshall (GA) 147-192
Roger Williams 147-192
San Francisco 147-192
South Texas 147-192
Southwestern 147-192
Western Michigan 147-192
No Boycott (53)
Chicago 3
Cornell 12
Washington Univ. 16
Florida 21
Georgia 29
George Mason 30
Arizona 45
Colorado 49
SMU 58
San Diego 64
Kentucky 67
Seton Hall 73
Case Western 78
South Carolina 84
Cincinnati 88
Louisville 94
Indiana (McKinney) 98
Louisiana State* 105
Texas Tech 105
Washburn 105
Drake 111
Mississippi 111
Stetson 111
Missouri-Kansas City* 114
Chapman 118
Hofstra 118
West Virginia 118
Baltimore 122
Mercer 122
Suffolk 122
Cleveland-Marshall 127
Willamette 129
Wyoming 129
Pacific 133
South Dakota 133
Regent 142
Akron 147-192
Arkansas-Little Rock 147-192
Ave Maria 147-192
Elon 147-192
Faulkner 147-192
John Marshall (IL) 147-192
Liberty 147-192
Lincoln Memorial 147-192
Mississippi College 147-192
North Dakota 147-192
Nova 147-192
Ohio Northern* 147-192
Oklahoma City 147-192
Southern Illinois 147-192
St. Mary's 147-192
Toledo 147-192
Western New England 147-192

*Will answer some but not all questions

  U.S. News Rank
Undecided (21)
Illinois 35
Indiana (Maurer) 43
Wisconsin 43
Pepperdine 52
Tulane 55
Wayne State 58
Oregon 67
American 73
Miami 73
Nebraska 78
Pittsburgh 78
Lewis & Clark 88
Montana 103
Syracuse 103
Gonzaga 116
Albany 122
St. Thomas (MN) 127
New York Law School 129
Belmont 133
Santa Clara 133
Golden Gate 147-192
Would Not Disclose (10)
Texas 17
Wake Forest 37
Temple 63
Northeastern 73
Georgia State 78
New Mexico 91
Chicago-Kent 94
Seattle 116
Memphis 142
Pace 142
Did Not Respond (73)
Boston Univ. 17
Vanderbilt 17
USC 20
Minnesota 21
BYU 23
North Carolina 23
Alabama 25
George Washington 25
Notre Dame 25
Iowa 28
Arizona State 30
Emory 30
Ohio State 30
William & Mary 30
Washington & Lee 35
Boston College 37
Utah 37
Texas A&M 46
Florida State 47
Cardozo 52
Richmond 52
Tennessee 56
Villanova 56
Baylor 58
Houston 58
Connecticut 64
Kansas 67
Loyola-L.A. 67
Missouri (Columbia) 67
UNLV 67
Loyola-Chicago 73
Denver 78
Drexel 78
Arkansas-Fayetteville 86
Oklahoma 88
Hawaii 91
Michigan State 91
Catholic 94
SUNY-Buffalo 94
Brooklyn 98
Florida Int'l 98
Howard 98
St. Louis 98
DePaul 105
Marquette 105
Maine 114
Tulsa 118
Dayton 122
Duquesne 129
CUNY 133
Loyola-New Orleans 133
Creighton 139
Detroit Mercy 139
Samford 139
Vermont 142
Appalachian 147-192
Barry 147-192
Capital 147-192
Charleston 147-192
District of Columbia 147-192
Florida A&M 147-192
Massachusetts 147-192
Mitchell | Hamline 147-192
New England 147-192
Northern Illinois 147-192
Northern Kentucky 147-192
Quinnipiac 147-192
St. Thomas (FL) 147-192
Texas Southern 147-192
Touro 147-192
Western State 147-192
North Texas Unranked

U.S. News coverage:

Boycott

U.S. News Response to Boycott

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2023/01/us-news-law-school-rankings-scorecard-updated.html

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