Latest Law School Rankings Released By US News

Latest Law School Rankings

The latest law school rankings are out, and they are a welcome distraction from the highs and lows over the last year. Braggadocio loving lawyers, many kept from the office due to pandemic concerns, will now be dropping not too subtle references to their law school’s performance on Zoom calls and comparing it to the schools of other colleagues. Yes, lawyers are not a shy bunch. Without further ado, check out the latest law school rankings and begin to prepare to discuss them, or at least shield your ears if your law school did not fare well over the last year. New data points are included as to student debt and the percentage of students incurring debt which, although they do not affect ranking significantly, may be new discussion points especially for comparison purposes. Lawyers will now be able to parry with their colleagues with financial data and make clear that, although their law school may not be ranked higher, they paid half of what their colleagues paid and ended up working in the same place. And take this new list with a grain of salt as, once you get your first law school job, you will find that other factors, such as being indispensable, are much more important than where you suffered for three years.

“Yale Law School kept its No. 1 spot on the 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were released Tuesday, and the University of Chicago Law School moved up—from No. 4 to No. 3 on the list. Meanwhile, Harvard Law School dropped from No. 3 to No. 4 on the list, tying with Columbia Law School. Stanford Law School remained in its No. 2 spot. Methodology changes for the rankings this year included changing how first-time bar passage rates are treated to incorporate all first-time test-takers, according to a press release. The data is based on 2020 test-takers.”

Read: US News releases its 2023 law school rankings at ABA Journal – Daily News