U.S. News and World Report Publishes Its Annual Law School Rankings

Yale, Stanford, and Harvard lead this year's list

The U.S. News and World Report has updated its annual law school rankings for 2013.

This year's top ten contains only a few minor changes from last year. Yale maintains the top position this year, followed by Harvard and Stanford, which are tied for second place. Columbia and Chicago are tied for the fourth place spot, followed by NYU. The University of Pennsylvania and the University of Virginia are tied for seventh, followed by UC Berkeley and the University of Michigan to round out the top ten.

There was a bit of movement further down the list. The University of Washington fell from spot 20th to 28th, and the University of Alabama jumped 8 spots to land at number 21.

This year's law school rankings are notable because it's the first time that US News integrated employment data into its methodology. According to the website: "Now, to receive full weight in the placement success indicator, a school's graduates must have full-time jobs in which bar passage is required or a J.D. gives them an advantage."

For more information, please see the full law school rankings coverage at US News.


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