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.

Comments


Related Law Schools

Tuscaloosa, Alabama 19 Followers 26 Discussions
Seattle, Washington 82 Followers 77 Discussions
Charlottesville, Virginia 194 Followers 200 Discussions
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 739 Followers 463 Discussions
New York City, New York 1825 Followers 1521 Discussions
Ann Arbor, Michigan 240 Followers 194 Discussions
Cambridge, Massachusetts 998 Followers 849 Discussions
Chicago, Illinois 498 Followers 306 Discussions
New Haven, Connecticut 284 Followers 361 Discussions
Stanford, California 677 Followers 380 Discussions
Berkeley, California 1079 Followers 545 Discussions
New York City, New York 1217 Followers 972 Discussions

More LLM News

Loyola Law School Announces Online Tax LL.M.

Jul 26, 2019

More LLM News

LLM Articles

LL.M. Programs in California: From Hollywood to the Redwoods

Aug 15, 2019

With beautiful deserts in the south and towering forests in the north, it’s no surprise that the diverse state of California is the number one in America for international students.

As UK Law Firms Enjoy the Boom Times, How Can You Become a Lawyer in the UK?

Aug 06, 2019

The Brexit vote has led to a surge in law firm revenue and hiring, driving up the popularity of UK law schools. But LL.M. programs typically do not qualify one to practice law in the UK. Here’s what you need to do to qualify

Post-LLM Careers in Academia are Abundant

Jul 15, 2019

Whether through a PhD or J.S.D., there are well-trodden paths into academia for LL.M. graduates, but the competition for jobs is intense

More Articles

Related Top 10 Lists

More Top 10 Lists