Yale Law School has retained its crown as the best law school in the US, a feat it has achieved every single year since US World and News Report began publishing its annual list 23 years ago.
Stanford Law School also kept is spot at 2nd, which it shared with Harvard Law School last year. Harvard slipped to 3rd.
Duke University and Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University entered the top 10 this year with a tie at 10th. UC Berkeley exited the top 10, landing at 12th.
The biggest jump was made by Rutgers Law School, advancing 30 spots to 62nd. Washington and Lee University improved its ranking by 12 spots to 28th.
The University of Maine School of Law saw the biggest decline, falling 28 spots to 139th. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Washburn University School of Law each saw a 21-spot decline, landing at 106th and 127th, respectively.
The publication uses criteria like selectivity, employment rate, bar passage, and peer assessment scores from law school deans to rank the schools.
The top 10 are:
1. Yale Law School
2. Stanford Law School
3. Harvard Law School
4. University of Chicago Law School
5. Columbia Law School
6. New York University School of Law
7. University of Pennsylvania Law School
8. University of Michigan Law School
8. University of Virginia School of Law
10. Duke University School of Law
10. Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
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