Paul L. Caron
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Thursday, March 7, 2024

Preview Of The 2024-25 U.S. News Law School Rankings: First-Time Bar Passage

Update: 

Following up on my previous posts: 

The current 2023-24 methodology is: 

Bar passage rate for first-time test-takers (0.18, previously 0.03): For the second consecutive year, U.S. News used its treatment of bar passage rates to incorporate all graduates who took the bar for the first time. Computations were again modified to de-emphasize the impact of geography on law schools' relative performance.

Specifically, the bar passage rate indicator scored schools on their 2021 first-time test-takers' weighted bar passage rates among all jurisdictions (states), then added or subtracted the percentage point difference between those rates and the weighted state average among ABA accredited schools' first-time test-takers in the corresponding jurisdictions in 2021. This meant schools that performed best on this ranking factor graduated students whose bar passage rates were both higher than most schools overall and higher compared with what was typical among graduates who took the bar in corresponding jurisdictions.

For example, if a fictional law school in upstate New York graduated 100 students who first took the bar exam – and 79 took the New York exam, 18 the Massachusetts exam and three the Vermont exam – the school's weighted average rate would use pass rate results that were weighted 79% for New York, 18% for Massachusetts and 3% for Vermont. This computation would then be compared with an index of these jurisdictions' average pass rates – also weighted 79-18-3. (For privacy, school profiles on usnews.com only display bar passage data for jurisdictions with at least 10 test-takers.) Both weighted averages included any graduates who passed the bar with diploma privilege. Diploma privilege is a method for J.D. graduates to be admitted to a state bar and allowed to practice law in that state without taking that state's actual bar examination. Diploma privilege is generally based on attending and graduating from a law school in that state with the diploma privilege.

Below are two first-time bar passage rankings. The first is a ranking by the school pass rate for the 2022 calendar year plus the total difference between the school pass rate and the average state pass rate as reported by the ABA. The second uses Z-scores to better approximate the U.S. News methodology.

Rank School School Pass Rate Average State Pass Rate Total Difference Pass Rate Including Diploma Privilege Pass Rate Plus Total Difference
1 Marquette 100.00% 79.16% 20.84% 100.00% 120.84%
2 Harvard 98.46% 78.78% 19.68% 98.46% 118.15%
3 North Carolina 93.75% 73.27% 20.48% 93.75% 114.23%
4 Virginia 95.65% 77.93% 17.72% 95.65% 113.37%
5 Michigan 95.48% 77.67% 17.81% 95.48% 113.30%
6 Yale 95.77% 78.40% 17.37% 95.77% 113.15%
7 Stanford 94.41% 75.86% 18.55% 94.41% 112.97%
8 UC-Berkeley 93.35% 74.41% 18.94% 93.35% 112.30%
9 UCLA 92.47% 73.23% 19.24% 92.47% 111.71%
10 Duke 94.39% 77.21% 17.18% 94.39% 111.58%
11 Chicago 94.26% 76.96% 17.30% 94.26% 111.56%
12 William & Mary 93.90% 76.87% 17.03% 93.90% 110.92%
13 Northwestern 92.89% 76.19% 16.70% 92.89% 109.58%
14 Penn 93.77% 78.59% 15.18% 93.77% 108.96%
15 Notre Dame 92.72% 76.53% 16.19% 92.72% 108.91%
16 Regent 92.59% 76.28% 16.31% 92.59% 108.91%
17 NYU 94.90% 81.01% 13.89% 94.90% 108.80%
18 Baylor 91.97% 75.29% 16.68% 91.97% 108.65%
19 Washington Univ. 92.34% 76.98% 15.36% 92.34% 107.70%
20 Vanderbilt 92.05% 76.88% 15.17% 92.05% 107.21%
21 Columbia 93.72% 81.31% 12.41% 93.70% 106.11%
22 Illinois 90.48% 74.99% 15.49% 90.48% 105.96%
23 Wake Forest 89.84% 73.96% 15.88% 89.84% 105.72%
24 New Hampshire 86.90% 68.32% 18.58% 86.90% 105.49%
25 Washington & Lee 91.15% 77.17% 13.98% 91.15% 105.13%
26 Texas 90.39% 75.85% 14.54% 90.39% 104.93%
27 Boston Univ. 91.86% 79.18% 12.68% 91.86% 104.53%
28 Tennessee 88.39% 72.36% 16.03% 88.39% 104.43%
29 USC 89.00% 73.65% 15.35% 89.00% 104.34%
30 Georgetown 91.63% 78.97% 12.66% 91.63% 104.29%
31 Minnesota 93.48% 83.03% 10.45% 93.48% 103.93%
32 BYU 93.16% 82.67% 10.49% 93.16% 103.65%
33 Texas A&M 89.41% 75.53% 13.88% 89.41% 103.29%
34 Boston College 91.77% 80.30% 11.47% 91.77% 103.24%
35 Penn State-Dickinson 88.31% 73.46% 14.85% 88.31% 103.16%
36 Missouri-Columbia 90.80% 78.67% 12.13% 90.80% 102.94%
37 Belmont 87.07% 71.54% 15.53% 87.07% 102.60%
38 Utah 94.17% 86.11% 8.06% 94.17% 102.24%
39 Alabama 91.27% 80.36% 10.91% 91.27% 102.18%
40 Ohio State 89.89% 78.16% 11.73% 89.89% 101.62%
41 Georgia 89.06% 77.48% 11.58% 89.06% 100.65%
42 Oklahoma 85.19% 69.78% 15.41% 85.19% 100.59%
43 Cornell 90.31% 80.52% 9.79% 90.31% 100.09%
44 Seton Hall 85.71% 71.43% 14.28% 85.71% 100.00%
45 Univ. of Washington 89.40% 79.23% 10.17% 89.40% 99.58%
46 Northeastern 89.44% 79.54% 9.90% 89.44% 99.35%
47 Fordham 90.65% 82.09% 8.56% 90.65% 99.21%
48 Emory 88.21% 77.77% 10.44% 88.21% 98.65%
49 Penn State-Univ. Park 86.29% 74.18% 12.11% 86.29% 98.40%
50 Connecticut 85.38% 73.02% 12.36% 85.38% 97.75%

Rank School School Pass Rate Average State Pass Rate Total Difference Pass Rate Including Diploma Privilege Pass Rate Plus Total Difference
51 Arizona State 84.50% 71.66% 12.84% 84.50% 97.33%
52 Wisconsin 75.00% 76.77% -1.77% 99.10% 97.33%
53 George Mason 87.41% 77.86% 9.55% 87.41% 96.95%
54 Florida Int'l 80.25% 64.23% 16.02% 80.25% 96.26%
55 UC-Irvine 84.40% 72.73% 11.67% 84.40% 96.06%
56 Case Western 86.84% 77.92% 8.92% 86.84% 95.76%
57 SMU 85.28% 75.44% 9.84% 85.28% 95.13%
58 Drake 88.35% 81.67% 6.68% 88.35% 95.03%
59 Colorado 84.38% 74.18% 10.20% 84.38% 94.57%
60 Kentucky 82.89% 71.27% 11.62% 82.89% 94.52%
61 Louisiana State 83.87% 73.54% 10.33% 83.87% 94.20%
62 Wayne State 84.07% 74.64% 9.43% 84.07% 93.50%
63 George Washington 86.05% 78.96% 7.09% 86.05% 93.14%
64 Temple 83.06% 73.00% 10.06% 83.06% 93.12%
65 Houston 83.90% 75.41% 8.49% 83.90% 92.39%
66 Duquesne 82.64% 73.46% 9.18% 82.64% 91.83%
67 Nebraska 85.83% 80.15% 5.68% 85.83% 91.50%
68 Kansas 85.44% 79.41% 6.03% 85.44% 91.46%
69 UC-Davis 81.78% 72.40% 9.38% 81.78% 91.15%
70 Montana 83.10% 75.49% 7.61% 83.10% 90.71%
71 Arkansas-Fayetteville 81.91% 73.86% 8.05% 81.91% 89.97%
72 Florida State 77.21% 64.50% 12.71% 77.21% 89.92%
73 Puerto Rico 68.29% 46.84% 21.45% 68.29% 89.75%
74 Indiana (Maurer) 82.46% 75.56% 6.90% 82.46% 89.35%
75 St. John's 85.53% 81.97% 3.56% 85.53% 89.09%
76 Iowa 84.72% 80.50% 4.22% 84.72% 88.94%
77 St. Thomas (MN) 86.81% 84.88% 1.93% 86.81% 88.73%
78 Villanova 80.90% 73.66% 7.24% 80.90% 88.14%
79 Loyola-L.A. 79.94% 72.28% 7.66% 79.94% 87.60%
80 Florida 76.78% 66.69% 10.09% 76.78% 86.86%
81 Pepperdine 79.50% 72.84% 6.66% 79.50% 86.17%
82 Samford 83.69% 81.30% 2.39% 83.69% 86.08%
83 Oregon 81.16% 76.81% 4.35% 81.16% 85.51%
84 Cardozo 83.45% 81.75% 1.70% 83.45% 85.15%
85 Maryland 80.42% 76.37% 4.05% 80.42% 84.48%
86 New Mexico 81.08% 78.04% 3.04% 81.08% 84.12%
87 Texas Tech 79.51% 75.45% 4.06% 79.51% 83.57%
88 Loyola-Chicago 79.09% 75.06% 4.03% 79.09% 83.12%
89 Denver 78.22% 74.35% 3.87% 78.22% 82.09%
90 Detroit Mercy 78.26% 74.71% 3.55% 78.26% 81.81%
91 UNLV 72.54% 63.62% 8.92% 72.54% 81.45%
92 Chicago-Kent 78.05% 75.02% 3.03% 78.05% 81.08%
93 Cincinnati 79.31% 77.88% 1.43% 79.31% 80.74%
94 Maine 76.32% 71.93% 4.39% 76.32% 80.70%
95 Michigan State 77.46% 74.23% 3.23% 77.46% 80.68%
96 South Texas 77.82% 75.30% 2.52% 77.82% 80.33%
97 San Diego 76.33% 72.49% 3.84% 76.33% 80.16%
98 Lewis & Clark 78.61% 77.31% 1.30% 78.61% 79.92%
99 Georgia State 79.04% 78.24% 0.80% 79.04% 79.84%
100 Liberty 76.81% 74.08% 2.73% 76.81% 79.54%
101 Pittsburgh 76.47% 73.78% 2.69% 76.47% 79.16%
102 Catholic 78.15% 77.20% 0.95% 78.15% 79.10%
103 Campbell 75.51% 72.38% 3.13% 75.51% 78.64%
104 Missouri-Kansas City 78.63% 78.76% -0.13% 78.63% 78.50%
105 South Carolina 76.88% 75.80% 1.08% 76.88% 77.97%
106 Cleveland State 77.95% 78.50% -0.55% 77.95% 77.41%
107 Mercer 77.59% 77.95% -0.36% 77.59% 77.22%
108 Richmond 76.98% 77.12% -0.14% 76.98% 76.85%
109 Washburn 76.92% 77.24% -0.32% 76.92% 76.61%
110 Chapman 74.29% 72.01% 2.28% 74.29% 76.56%
111 Dayton 75.58% 76.81% -1.23% 75.58% 74.35%
112 Tulane 74.70% 75.23% -0.53% 74.70% 74.17%
113 Tulsa 71.43% 69.29% 2.14% 71.43% 73.57%
114 Seattle 76.44% 79.36% -2.92% 76.44% 73.52%
115 Miami 69.84% 66.36% 3.48% 69.84% 73.32%
116 Indiana (McKinney) 73.87% 75.17% -1.30% 73.87% 72.58%
117 Drexel 71.88% 72.79% -0.91% 71.88% 70.96%
118 University of Arizona 72.06% 73.16% -1.10% 72.06% 70.96%
119 Brooklyn 76.44% 82.06% -5.62% 76.44% 70.81%
120 Hawaii 72.12% 74.78% -2.66% 72.12% 69.45%
121 New England 74.46% 79.53% -5.07% 74.46% 69.39%
122 UC-San Francisco 70.92% 72.52% -1.60% 70.92% 69.31%
123 Loyola-New Orleans 71.43% 73.62% -2.19% 71.43% 69.24%
124 Ohio Northern 73.17% 77.22% -4.05% 73.17% 69.12%
125 Akron 73.87% 78.64% -4.77% 73.87% 69.11%
126 Willamette 72.22% 76.35% -4.13% 72.22% 68.09%
127 American 73.02% 78.02% -5.00% 73.02% 68.01%
128 SUNY-Buffalo 75.19% 82.39% -7.20% 75.19% 68.00%
129 St. Mary's 71.63% 75.29% -3.66% 71.63% 67.97%
130 Capital 72.99% 78.37% -5.38% 72.99% 67.62%
131 CUNY 74.56% 81.81% -7.25% 74.56% 67.30%
132 St. Louis 72.83% 78.61% -5.78% 72.83% 67.04%
133 Arkansas-Little Rock 70.29% 73.74% -3.45% 70.29% 66.84%
134 Ave Maria 66.22% 66.23% -0.01% 66.22% 66.20%
135 Northern Kentucky 69.91% 74.04% -4.13% 69.91% 65.78%
136 Gonzaga 71.43% 77.56% -6.13% 71.43% 65.30%
137 Stetson 64.80% 64.60% 0.20% 64.80% 65.00%
138 Rutgers 68.73% 72.67% -3.94% 68.73% 64.79%
139 South Dakota 72.15% 79.53% -7.38% 72.15% 64.77%
140 New York Law School 72.51% 81.54% -9.03% 72.51% 63.49%
141 Mitchell | Hamline 71.60% 80.24% -8.64% 71.60% 62.97%
142 Suffolk 71.10% 79.39% -8.29% 71.10% 62.80%
143 DePaul 68.39% 74.95% -6.56% 68.39% 61.83%
144 Syracuse 70.11% 79.42% -9.31% 70.11% 60.81%
145 Louisville 65.59% 71.01% -5.42% 65.59% 60.17%
146 Albany 70.81% 82.39% -11.58% 70.81% 59.22%
147 Creighton 69.16% 79.43% -10.27% 69.16% 58.89%
148 Memphis 65.05% 71.94% -6.89% 65.05% 58.16%
149 Wyoming 61.43% 65.42% -3.99% 61.43% 57.44%
150 Hofstra 69.41% 81.90% -12.49% 69.41% 56.92%
151 St. Thomas (FL) 60.44% 64.59% -4.15% 60.44% 56.29%
152 Quinnipiac 64.41% 72.66% -8.25% 64.41% 56.15%
153 Mississippi College 65.38% 74.66% -9.28% 65.38% 56.11%
154 Western New England 67.16% 78.45% -11.29% 67.16% 55.88%
155 Santa Clara 64.06% 72.38% -8.32% 64.06% 55.73%
156 Mississippi 64.89% 74.48% -9.59% 64.89% 55.29%
157 Idaho 63.06% 70.97% -7.91% 63.06% 55.14%
158 Toledo 65.96% 77.43% -11.47% 65.96% 54.48%
159 North Dakota 63.01% 71.80% -8.79% 63.01% 54.23%
160 John Marshall (GA) 65.45% 78.06% -12.61% 65.45% 52.85%
161 Lincoln Memorial 62.20% 72.30% -10.10% 62.20% 52.09%
162 Inter-American (PR) 49.54% 47.21% 2.33% 49.54% 51.87%
163 Howard 65.41% 79.17% -13.76% 65.41% 51.66%
164 Charleston 63.86% 76.26% -12.40% 63.86% 51.45%
165 Faulkner 65.91% 80.67% -14.76% 65.91% 51.15%
166 West Virginia 59.18% 67.70% -8.52% 59.18% 50.67%
167 Southwestern 60.14% 72.23% -12.09% 60.14% 48.04%
168 Nova 55.42% 64.23% -8.81% 55.42% 46.61%
169 North Texas 60.75% 75.31% -14.56% 60.75% 46.19%
170 Oklahoma City 57.34% 69.17% -11.83% 57.34% 45.52%
171 Baltimore 60.47% 75.96% -15.49% 60.47% 44.97%
172 Pace 62.89% 80.93% -18.04% 62.89% 44.84%
173 San Francisco 58.06% 72.34% -14.28% 58.06% 43.79%
174 Pacific 57.52% 72.04% -14.52% 57.52% 43.00%
175 Northern Illinois 58.59% 75.32% -16.73% 58.59% 41.85%
176 Southern 57.94% 74.12% -16.18% 57.94% 41.77%
177 Florida A&M 53.57% 65.98% -12.41% 53.57% 41.16%
178 Vermont 53.57% 69.09% -15.52% 53.57% 38.05%
179 Touro 59.74% 82.27% -22.53% 59.74% 37.21%
180 Cal-Western 53.49% 71.99% -18.50% 53.49% 34.99%
181 Barry 49.40% 65.51% -16.11% 49.40% 33.29%
182 Widener (DE) 51.65% 70.73% -19.08% 51.65% 32.57%
183 Massachusetts 54.55% 76.64% -22.09% 54.55% 32.45%
184 Southern Illinois 53.42% 75.00% -21.58% 53.42% 31.85%
185 Illinois-Chicago 52.27% 75.01% -22.74% 52.27% 29.54%
186 Elon 51.20% 73.57% -22.37% 51.20% 28.83%
187 Appalachian 51.22% 74.92% -23.70% 51.22% 27.52%
188 Pontifical Catholic (PR) 35.29% 46.06% -10.77% 35.29% 24.53%
189 Roger Williams 47.41% 71.06% -23.65% 47.41% 23.75%
190 Widener (PA) 47.87% 73.64% -25.77% 47.87% 22.10%
191 Western State 46.67% 72.11% -25.44% 46.67% 21.22%
192 Texas Southern 46.95% 75.24% -28.29% 46.95% 18.66%
193 Golden Gate 45.38% 72.69% -27.31% 45.38% 18.07%
194 North Carolina Central 42.86% 73.01% -30.15% 42.86% 12.70%
195 Cooley 36.00% 71.36% -35.36% 36.00% 0.64%
196 District of Columbia 33.85% 78.15% -44.30% 33.85% -10.46%

Z-Score Ranking:

School

School Pass Rate Plus Total Difference Z-Score Z-Score Rank
Marquette 120.84% 1.70 1
Harvard 118.15% 1.60 2
North Carolina 114.23% 1.45 3
Virginia 113.37% 1.42 4
Michigan 113.30% 1.41 5
Yale 113.15% 1.41 6
Stanford 112.97% 1.40 7
UC-Berkeley 112.30% 1.38 8
UCLA 111.71% 1.35 9
Duke 111.58% 1.35 10
Chicago 111.56% 1.35 11
William & Mary 110.92% 1.32 12
Northwestern 109.58% 1.27 13
Penn 108.96% 1.25 14
Notre Dame 108.91% 1.25 15
Regent 108.91% 1.25 16
NYU 108.80% 1.24 17
Baylor 108.65% 1.24 18
Washington Univ. 107.70% 1.20 19
Vanderbilt 107.21% 1.18 20
Columbia 106.11% 1.14 21
Illinois 105.96% 1.13 22
Wake Forest 105.72% 1.12 23
New Hampshire 105.49% 1.11 24
Washington & Lee 105.13% 1.10 25
Texas 104.93% 1.09 26
Boston Univ. 104.53% 1.08 27
Tennessee 104.43% 1.07 28
USC 104.34% 1.07 29
Georgetown 104.29% 1.07 30
Minnesota 103.93% 1.06 31
BYU 103.65% 1.04 32
Texas A&M 103.29% 1.03 33
Boston College 103.24% 1.03 34
Penn State-Dickinson 103.16% 1.03 35
Missouri-Columbia 102.94% 1.02 36
Belmont 102.60% 1.00 37
Utah 102.24% 0.99 38
Alabama 102.18% 0.99 39
Ohio State 101.62% 0.97 40
Georgia 100.65% 0.93 41
Oklahoma 100.59% 0.93 42
Cornell 100.09% 0.91 43
Seton Hall 100.00% 0.90 44
Univ. of Washington 99.58% 0.89 45
Northeastern 99.35% 0.88 46
Fordham 99.21% 0.87 47
Emory 98.65% 0.85 48
Penn State-Univ. Park 98.40% 0.84 49
Connecticut 97.75% 0.82 50
Arizona State 97.33% 0.80 51
Wisconsin 97.33% 0.80 52
George Mason 96.95% 0.79 53
Florida Int'l 96.26% 0.76 54
UC-Irvine 96.06% 0.75 55
Case Western 95.76% 0.74 56
SMU 95.13% 0.72 57
Drake 95.03% 0.71 58
Colorado 94.57% 0.70 59
Kentucky 94.52% 0.69 60
Louisiana State 94.20% 0.68 61
Wayne State 93.50% 0.66 62
George Washington 93.14% 0.64 63
Temple 93.12% 0.64 64
Houston 92.39% 0.61 65
Duquesne 91.83% 0.59 66
Nebraska 91.50% 0.58 67
Kansas 91.46% 0.58 68
UC-Davis 91.15% 0.57 69
Montana 90.71% 0.55 70
Arkansas-Fayetteville 89.97% 0.52 71
Florida State 89.92% 0.52 72
Puerto Rico 89.75% 0.51 73
Indiana (Maurer) 89.35% 0.50 74
St. John's 89.09% 0.49 75
Iowa 88.94% 0.48 76
St. Thomas (MN) 88.73% 0.47 77
Villanova 88.14% 0.45 78
Loyola-L.A. 87.60% 0.43 79
Florida 86.86% 0.40 80
Pepperdine 86.17% 0.37 81
Samford 86.08% 0.37 82
Oregon 85.51% 0.35 83
Cardozo 85.15% 0.34 84
Maryland 84.48% 0.31 85
New Mexico 84.12% 0.30 86
Texas Tech 83.57% 0.27 87
Loyola-Chicago 83.12% 0.26 88
Denver 82.09% 0.22 89
Detroit Mercy 81.81% 0.21 90
UNLV 81.45% 0.19 91
Chicago-Kent 81.08% 0.18 92
Cincinnati 80.74% 0.17 93
Maine 80.70% 0.17 94
Michigan State 80.68% 0.16 95
South Texas 80.33% 0.15 96
San Diego 80.16% 0.14 97
Lewis & Clark 79.92% 0.13 98
Georgia State 79.84% 0.13 99
Liberty 79.54% 0.12 100
Pittsburgh 79.16% 0.11 101
Catholic 79.10% 0.10 102
Campbell 78.64% 0.09 103
Missouri-Kansas City 78.50% 0.08 104
South Carolina 77.97% 0.06 105
Cleveland State 77.41% 0.04 106
Mercer 77.22% 0.03 107
Richmond 76.85% 0.02 108
Washburn 76.61% 0.01 109
Chapman 76.56% 0.01 110
Dayton 74.35% -0.08 111
Tulane 74.17% -0.09 112
Tulsa 73.57% -0.11 113
Seattle 73.52% -0.11 114
Miami 73.32% -0.12 115
Indiana (McKinney) 72.58% -0.15 116
Drexel 70.96% -0.21 117
University of Arizona 70.96% -0.21 118
Brooklyn 70.81% -0.21 119
Hawaii 69.45% -0.27 120
New England 69.39% -0.27 121
UC-San Francisco 69.31% -0.27 122
Loyola-New Orleans 69.24% -0.27 123
Ohio Northern 69.12% -0.28 124
Akron 69.11% -0.28 125
Willamette 68.09% -0.32 126
American 68.01% -0.32 127
SUNY-Buffalo 68.00% -0.32 128
St. Mary's 67.97% -0.32 129
Capital 67.62% -0.34 130
CUNY 67.30% -0.35 131
St. Louis 67.04% -0.36 132
Arkansas-Little Rock 66.84% -0.37 133
Ave Maria 66.20% -0.39 134
Northern Kentucky 65.78% -0.41 135
Gonzaga 65.30% -0.43 136
Stetson 65.00% -0.44 137
Rutgers 64.79% -0.44 138
South Dakota 64.77% -0.45 139
New York Law School 63.49% -0.49 140
Mitchell | Hamline 62.97% -0.51 141
Suffolk 62.80% -0.52 142
DePaul 61.83% -0.56 143
Syracuse 60.81% -0.60 144
Louisville 60.17% -0.62 145
Albany 59.22% -0.66 146
Creighton 58.89% -0.67 147
Memphis 58.16% -0.70 148
Wyoming 57.44% -0.73 149
Hofstra 56.92% -0.75 150
St. Thomas (FL) 56.29% -0.77 151
Quinnipiac 56.15% -0.78 152
Mississippi College 56.11% -0.78 153
Western New England 55.88% -0.79 154
Santa Clara 55.73% -0.79 155
Mississippi 55.29% -0.81 156
Idaho 55.14% -0.81 157
Toledo 54.48% -0.84 158
North Dakota 54.23% -0.85 159
John Marshall (GA) 52.85% -0.90 160
Lincoln Memorial 52.09% -0.93 161
Inter-American (PR) 51.87% -0.94 162
Howard 51.66% -0.95 163
Charleston 51.45% -0.96 164
Faulkner 51.15% -0.97 165
West Virginia 50.67% -0.99 166
Southwestern 48.04% -1.09 167
Nova 46.61% -1.14 168
North Texas 46.19% -1.16 169
Oklahoma City 45.52% -1.18 170
Baltimore 44.97% -1.20 171
Pace 44.84% -1.21 172
San Francisco 43.79% -1.25 173
Pacific 43.00% -1.28 174
Northern Illinois 41.85% -1.32 175
Southern 41.77% -1.33 176
Florida A&M 41.16% -1.35 177
Vermont 38.05% -1.47 178
Touro 37.21% -1.50 179
Cal-Western 34.99% -1.59 180
Barry 33.29% -1.65 181
Widener (DE) 32.57% -1.68 182
Massachusetts 32.45% -1.68 183
Southern Illinois 31.85% -1.71 184
Illinois-Chicago 29.54% -1.80 185
Elon 28.83% -1.82 186
Appalachian 27.52% -1.87 187
Pontifical Catholic (PR) 24.53% -1.99 188
Roger Williams 23.75% -2.02 189
Widener (PA) 22.10% -2.08 190
Western State 21.22% -2.11 191
Texas Southern 18.66% -2.21 192
Golden Gate 18.07% -2.24 193
North Carolina Central 12.70% -2.44 194
Cooley 0.64% -2.90 195
District of Columbia -10.46% -3.33 196

For the Z-scores used to calculate this ranking, see here.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2024/03/preview-of-the-2025-us-news-law-school-rankings-first-time-bar-passage.html

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