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Thursday, July 27, 2023

The Top 100 Law Schools, Based On 5-, 10-, And 15-Year Rolling Average U.S. News Rankings

Bradley A. Areheart (Tennessee), The Top 100 Law Reviews: A Reference Guide Based on Historical USNWR Data:

US News (2023)The best proxy for how other law professors react and respond to publishing in main, or flagship, law reviews is the US News and World Report (USNWR) rankings. This paper utilizes historical USNWR data to rank the top 100 law reviews. The USNWR rankings are important in shaping many – if not most – law professors’ perceptions about the relative strength of a law school (and derivatively, the home law review). This document contains a chart that is sorted by the 10-year rolling average for each school, but it also contains the 5-year and 15-year rolling averages. This paper also describes my methodology and responds to a series of frequently asked questions. The document was last updated in June 2023.

Here are the Top 75 law schools based on their 5-year rolling average overall U.S. News ranking:

Rank School 5-Year Rank
1 Yale 1.0
2 Stanford 1.8
3 Harvard (4.6) 3.6
4 Chicago (4.5) 3.6
5 Columbia 5.0
6 NYU (4.5) 6.0
7 Penn (4.3) 6.0
8 Virginia 8.0
9 UC-Berkeley 9.4
10 Michigan (4.4) 9.6
11 Duke (4.2) 9.6
12 Northwestern 11.0
13 Cornell 13.0
14 Georgetown 14.0
15 UCLA 15.0
16 Texas 16.0
17 Vanderbilt (3.9) 17.0
18 Washington University (3.7) 17.0
19 USC 18.0
20 Minnesota 20.0
21 Boston University 21.0
22 Notre Dame 23.0
23 Florida 24.0
24 George Washington (3.4) 26.0
24 North Carolina (3.4) 26.0
26 Georgia 27.0
27 Arizona State (3.3) 28.0
28 Alabama (3.2) 28.0
29 Emory (3.4) 29.0
30 Iowa (3.3) 29.0
31 BYU 30.0
32 UC-Irvine (3.4) 31.0
32 Boston College (3.3) 31.0
34 Fordham (3.3) 33.0
35 Ohio State (3.2) 33.0
36 Washington & Lee (3.1) 35.0
37 Wake Forest (3.0) 35.0
37 Illinois (3.0) 35.0
39 William & Mary 36.0
40 Wisconsin 37.0
41 George Mason 38.0
42 UC-Davis 40.0
43 Indiana-Maurer (3.2) 41.0
44 Utah (3.1) 41.0
45 University of Arizona (3.2) 46.0
46 University of Washington (3.1) 46.0
47 Pepperdine 48.0
48 Colorado (3.1) 49.0
49 Maryland (3.0) 49.0
50 Florida State 50.0
51 SMU (2.7) 53.0
52 Baylor (2.5) 53.0
53 Texas A&M (2.9) 54.0
54 Richmond (2.8) 54.0
55 Temple 55.0
56 UC-San Francisco (3.1) 56.0
57 Cardozo (2.9) 56.0
58 Villanova 57.0
59 Tulane 58.0
60 Connecticut (2.9) 59.0
61 Houston (2.7) 59.0
61 Tennessee (2.7) 59.0
63 Kansas 63.0
64 Seton Hall 64.0
65 Loyola-L.A. 65.0
66 Missouri (2.5) 66.0
67 Penn State-University Park (2.4) 66.0
68 UNLV 67.0
69 Northeastern (2.6) 68.0
70 Penn State-Dickinson (2.4) 68.0
71 Miami (2.7) 70.0
72 Kentucky (2.5) 70.0
73 Oklahoma 71.0
74 Wayne State 72.0
75 St. John's 73.0

The Top 100 Law Schools, Based On 5-, 10-, And 15-Year Rolling Average U.S. News Rankings (2022)

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