LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS

We Americans are obsessed with ranking things, and that includes ranking law schools. And why not? At their best, law school rankings are informative and spark interesting debates. That’s true even though everyone recognizes that rankings of top law schools are flawed. Indeed, any ranking that purports to equate the quality of the educational experience of a law school to a specific number is flawed, because we cannot quantify some things, or we use an improper methodological approach. So treat them for what they are: fun, often informative ways to convey information about law schools, not mathematically precise rankings of educational quality. If you have questions about the rankings we display, click here to review some definitions and methodologies.

At AdmissionsDean, we provide you with a comprehensive overview and analysis of the most popular and credible rankings, including those from US News and Professor Brian Leiter's Student Numerical Quality rankings, as well as our own. So we not only provide you with their latest rankings of top law schools, but we also provide the last 3 years’ worth of data. This allows you to see trends in the rankings and possible outlier years.

LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS

LAW SCHOOL US NEWS
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US NEWS
3YR AVG
LEITER
2010
LEITER
3YR AVG
AD
SELECTIVITY
AD POLL
OF POLLS
Yale Law 1 1 2 2 1 1
Harvard Law 2 2 1 1 1 1
Stanford Law 2 2 6 6 1 3
UChicago Law 4 4 5 5 4 4
Columbia Law 4 4 3 3 8 5
NYU Law 6 6 4 4 7 6
UVA Law 7 9 12 9 5 8
Penn Law 7 7 9 10 5 7
UC Berkeley Law 9 7 13 13 13 12
UMich Law 9 9 8 9 12 10
Duke Law 11 11 7 11 10 11
Northwestern Law 12 11 11 9 8 9
Cornell Law 13 13 15 15 25 18
Georgetown Law 14 14 10 9 16 13
UTexas Law 15 15 17 18 20 16
Vanderbilt Law 15 16 15 15 15 15
UCLA Law 17 15 14 14 11 14
USC Gould School of Law 18 18 18 18 27 20
UMN Law 19 21 26 23 16 19
WashU Law 19 19 25 24 22 21
GWU Law 21 20 19 19 14 17
Alabama Law 21 32 39 38 16 29
Emory Law 23 22 21 22 30 25
Notre Dame Law 23 22 23 22 31 26
IU-Bloomy Law 25 26 N/R N/R 21 22
UIowa Law 26 26 N/R N/R 44 34
W&L Law 26 31 32 34 34 33
UW Law 28 32 31 34 25 29
BU Law 29 24 20 21 29 24
ASU Law 29 35 N/R N/R 37 38
BC Law 31 29 22 25 34 28
UNC Law 31 29 N/R N/R 49 43
UGA Law 33 29 30 35 37 34
Wisconsin Law 33 29 N/R N/R 42 37
William & Mary Law 33 29 27 31 24 27
OSU Law 36 34 39 N/R 33 36
Wake Forest 36 37 40 38 50 45
UC Davis Law 38 31 37 N/R 47 39
UArizona Law 38 40 39 N/R 52 50
Fordham Law 38 35 24 24 36 32
Geo Mason Law 41 41 35 34 46 41
Utah Law 41 41 N/R N/R 53 52
UMaryland Law 41 45 35 34 60 49
Colorado Law 44 40 36 37 37 40
BYU Law 44 42 33 28 23 31
UFlorida Law 46 46 N/R N/R 37 47
UIllinois Law 47 29 27 28 16 23
UC Hastings Law 48 44 29 30 47 41
FSU Law 48 52 N/R N/R 59 56
Tulane Law 48 48 38 N/R 57 53
SMU Law 48 48 N/R N/R 28 43
UH Law Center 48 56 N/R N/R 64 64
Richmond Law 53 75 N/R N/R 60 70
GSU Law 54 58 N/R N/R 80 70
Baylor Law 54 60 N/R N/R 41 50
Temple Law 56 66 40 40 88 65
American-DC Law 56 50 N/R N/R 78 66
UConn Law 58 55 N/R N/R 65 62
Cardozo Law 58 54 34 33 44 46
Kentucky Law 58 62 N/R N/R 53 60
Pepperdine Law 61 55 40 N/R 42 48
Nebraska Law 61 82 N/R N/R 80 88
Tennessee Law 61 60 N/R N/R 56 61
SHU Law 64 69 N/R N/R 68 74
Denver Law 64 74 N/R N/R 78 79
Penn State Law 64 69 N/R N/R 63 68
New Mexico Law 64 66 N/R N/R 68 68
Oklahoma Law 68 70 N/R N/R 65 76
Chicago-Kent Law 68 76 N/R N/R 73 77
USD Law 68 60 N/R N/R 82 72
Louisville Law 68 90 N/R N/R 102 102
Arkansas-Fay Law 68 80 N/R N/R 99 95
UNLV Law 68 74 N/R N/R 75 79
Case West Law 68 60 N/R N/R 83 73
Loyola Law-LA 68 60 N/R N/R 57 56
Loyola Law-CHI 76 77 N/R N/R 89 83
Miami Law 76 65 N/R N/R 104 85
LSU Law 76 78 N/R N/R 92 91
Mizzou Law 76 87 N/R N/R 68 82
Cincinnati Law 80 64 N/R N/R 53 59
MSU Law 80 94 N/R N/R 75 89
Catholic Law 80 92 N/R N/R 119 109
Lewis & Clark Law 80 69 N/R N/R 51 54
U Hawai'i Law School 80 74 N/R N/R 111 98
Brooklyn Law 80 71 40 36 72 58
Buffalo Law 86 96 N/R N/R 99 98
Rutgers-New Law 86 82 N/R N/R 96 93
Tulsa Law 86 96 N/R N/R 135 126
NUSL 86 86 N/R N/R 31 54
Kansas Law 86 73 N/R N/R 87 81
WVU Law 91 92 N/R N/R 110 106
Pitt Law 91 75 N/R N/R 83 78
Rutgers-Cam Law 91 83 N/R N/R 73 83
Marquette Law 94 98 N/R N/R 123 115
UOregon Law 94 84 N/R N/R 92 92
Syracuse Law 96 89 N/R N/R 136 116
Santa Clara Law 96 94 N/R N/R 96 97
Villanova Law 98 77 40 40 68 63
S Carolina Law 98 100 N/R N/R 91 100
STJ Law 98 80 N/R N/R 65 74
IU-Indy Law 98 90 N/R N/R 83 87
McGeorge Law 101 99 N/R N/R 107 106
St. Louis Law 102 3rd Tier N/R N/R 113 113
Seattle Law 102 91 N/R N/R 90 89
Ole Miss Law 102 3rd Tier N/R N/R 120 125
Mercer Law 105 3rd Tier N/R N/R 107 110
Wayne St Law 105 3rd Tier N/R N/R 95 104
Texas Tech Law 105 3rd Tier N/R N/R 102 105
FIU Law 105 3rd Tier N/R N/R 149 154
DePaul Law 109 3rd Tier N/R N/R 92 96
Drake Law 109 3rd Tier N/R N/R 116 114
UMKC Law 109 3rd Tier N/R N/R 125 130
Stetson Law 109 3rd Tier N/R N/R 115 116
Hofstra Law 113 95 N/R N/R 109 100
Arkansas-LR Law 113 3rd Tier N/R N/R 96 108
Montana Law 113 3rd Tier N/R N/R 132 134
Wyoming Law 113 3rd Tier N/R N/R 126 127
Samford Law 113 3rd Tier N/R N/R 143 140
Gonzaga Law 113 3rd Tier N/R N/R 148 138
Creighton Law 119 3rd Tier N/R N/R 161 149
New Hampshire Law 119 3rd Tier N/R N/R 128 132
Akron Law 119 3rd Tier N/R N/R 134 131
CSU Law 119 3rd Tier N/R N/R 140 137
St Thom-MN Law 119 3rd Tier N/R N/R 104 111
Vermont Law 119 3rd Tier N/R N/R 116 118
Campbell Law 126 3rd Tier N/R N/R 116 127
Drexel Law 126 N/R N/R N/R 83 86
Howard Law 126 3rd Tier N/R N/R 169 151
Chapman Law 126 3rd Tier N/R N/R 75 93
Hamline Law 126 3rd Tier N/R N/R 143 151
Loyola Law-NO 126 3rd Tier N/R N/R 151 143
CUNY Law 132 3rd Tier N/R N/R 128 146
Albany Law 132 3rd Tier N/R N/R 142 134
Maine Law 134 3rd Tier N/R N/R 130 129
Will Mitch Law 134 3rd Tier N/R N/R 104 111
Idaho Law 134 3rd Tier N/R N/R 139 136
Pace Law 134 3rd Tier N/R N/R 132 133
Baltimore Law 134 3rd Tier N/R N/R 127 123
Quinni Law 134 3rd Tier N/R N/R 123 120
Washburn Law 140 3rd Tier N/R N/R 120 122
St. Mary's Law 140 3rd Tier N/R N/R 162 163
SIU Law 140 3rd Tier N/R N/R 136 147
UND Law 140 3rd Tier N/R N/R 149 155
Suffolk Law 144 3rd Tier N/R N/R 147 142
STCL 144 3rd Tier N/R N/R 146 153
Duquesne Law 144 3rd Tier N/R N/R 140 150
San Fran Law 144 3rd Tier N/R N/R 101 103
UMemphis Law 144 3rd Tier N/R N/R 113 121
Southwest Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 145 138
TSU Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 195 195
NYLS RNP N/R N/R N/R 154 145
FL A&M Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 62 67
Widen-DE Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 172 172
Nova Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 183 183
Cal West Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 157 159
Liberty Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 165 166
Charlotte Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 194 194
Faulkner Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 191 191
Gold Gate Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 167 168
Detroit Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 164 165
Whittier Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 183 183
MC Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 185 185
JMLS-Atlanta RNP N/R N/R N/R 192 192
Toledo Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 154 144
FCSL RNP N/R N/R N/R 195 195
Appalach Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 198 198
Capital Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 166 167
Thom Jeff Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 188 188
SULC RNP N/R N/R N/R 199 199
Western St Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 180 180
DC Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 185 185
Regent Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 111 119
Phoenix Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 195 195
Roger Will Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 153 158
Barry Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 193 193
S Dakota Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 177 177
Touro Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 182 182
TexWes Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 157 159
NESL RNP N/R N/R N/R 176 176
Ave Maria Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 177 177
Valpo Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 180 180
Elon Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 159 161
NKU Chase Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 152 157
NCCU Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 188 188
St Thom-FL Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 188 188
Abe Linc L8 RNP N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
Charleston Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 169 170
Dayton Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 187 187
ONU Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 130 140
N Illinois Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 167 168
OKCU Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 162 163
Cooley Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 172 172
West NE Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 160 162
JMLS-Chicago RNP N/R N/R N/R 156 155
Willamette Law RNP N/R N/R N/R 122 123
Birming Law N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
UC Irvine N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
La Verne Law N/R N/R N/R N/R 172 172
Widen-PA Law N/R N/R N/R N/R 179 179
Pontifical Law N/R N/R N/R N/R 172 172
UMass Law N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
Puerto Rico Law N/R N/R N/R N/R 136 147

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