Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

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Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby Ken » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:02 am

The 2010 US News Law School Rankings have come out and can be purchased at their site:
http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandr ... ngs/page+2

The 2010 US News Law School Rankings are as follows:

1. Yale
2. Harvard
3. Stanford
4. Columbia
5. NYU
6. Berkeley
6. Chicago
8. Penn
9. Michigan
10. Duke
10. Northwestern
10. UVA
13. Cornell
14. GULC
15. UCLA
15. Texas
17. Vanderbilt
18. USC
19. WUSTL
20. BU
20. Emory
20. Minnesota
23. Indiana - Bloomington
23. Illinois
23. Notre Dame
26. BC
26. Iowa
28. William and Mary
28. GWU
30. Fordham
30. Alabama
30. UNC
30. U of Washington
30. Washington and Lee
35. OSU
35. Davis
35. Georgia
35. Wisconsin-Madison
39. Hastings
40. Wake Forest
41. BYU
41. GMU
43. Arizona
43. Maryland
45. American
45. Tulane
45. UC Boulder
45. Utah
49. SMU
49. Cardozo
51. U of Florida
52. Florida State
52. U of Cincinnati
52. UConn
55. Arizona State
55. Case Western
55. Pepperdine
55. Kentucky
59. Houston
59. Tennessee
61. Brooklyn
61. Lewis & Clark
61. San Diego
61. Villanova
65. Baylor
65. Georgia State
65. Penn State
65. Temple
65. U of Kansas
65. U of Missouri
71. Loyola LA
71. Miami
71. Oklahoma
71. Pitt
75. Louisiana State
75. UNLV
77. Chicago-Kent
77. Rutgers Camden
77. Seattle
77. Seton Hall
77. Denver
77. New Mexico
77. Oregon
77. Richmond
85. Santa Clara
85. SUNY-Buff
87. DePaul
87. Indiana-Indianapolis
87. Loyola Chicago
87. Marquette
87. Rutgers Newark
87. St. John's
87. South Carolina
94. Catholic
94. Northeastern
94. St Louis
94. Arkansas Fayetteville
98. Louisville
98. USF
100. Gonzaga
100. Hofstra
100. UMaine

Note that the entire rankings article will soon be officially updated, but I wanted to get this post up right away.

Harvard eclipsing Stanford is not shocking considering how much top talent they have added to their already amazing faculty.

Berkeley remaining at 6th (tied with Chicago) is impressive. Dean Edley is really doing a great job on continually improving the law school. Berkeley had a lower acceptance rate than Harvard (11% for Berkeley, 12% for Harvard), showing how selective Berkeley is but that they look beyond the numbers.

Georgetown remains a pillar at #14. They have been at #14 since 1999.

The U. of Illinois jumped up to #23. Likely due to Dean Pless actively posting and blogging on TLS :lol:

Indiana U. was also tied at #23, jumping up from #36.

George Washington dropping to 28 is a huge fall from their last ranking of 20. This may be like Hastings, which never recovered from their precipitous drop.

Several other threads on TLS are discussing the 2010 US News Law School Rankings as well, but would enjoy any thoughts others had on these latest rankings.

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby Cavalier » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:03 am

Well done TLS.

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby Tex_Mex13 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:05 am

Nice

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby zonkadonk » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:05 am

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby galahad85 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:05 am

Ken wrote:George Washington dropping to 28 is a huge fall from their last ranking of 20. This may be like Hastings, which never recovered from their precipitous drop.


Thanks for the salt in the wound. ;)

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby cfishy305 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:06 am

I think a good story here is the University of Florida's 5 spot fall... widely regarded as the clear cut best law school in the state of Florida, FSU is now right on it's tail... could this be due to the extreme budget cuts that the state university system is suffering? And how will these new rankings affect how the school conducts future business so as to remain the premier institution for law in the state?

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby sf87 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:07 am

way to go TLS!

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby SSDD » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:08 am

Way to go TLS!

Now update UT at 15, please :lol: :lol:

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby zonkadonk » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:08 am

i'm a far cry from an elitist when it comes to this stuff, but there's no way tier 2 action is the biggest move. GW and fordham are clearly the biggest stories. sorry.

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby coolkatz321 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:09 am

Ken, stand by to edit...Tennessee is #59. What happened to OK and Nebraska?

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby doyleoil » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:10 am

SSDD wrote:Way to go TLS!

Now update UT at 15, please :lol: :lol:


yeah it sounds like they're actually tied with ucla, right? that'd prolly be good to get updated

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby Ken » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:11 am

I have to say this was a great night for TLS. Very exciting to rally behind Opera and follow her block by block on her cab ride to determine if the rankings were true. Being the 2nd source on the Internet and first law forum to crack the story was quite exciting.

On a related note, in the future we will have TLS News which will be stories about world events written by TLS members to utilize the genius of our site members.

Thanks for the editing notes. Will be updating the list as edits come forward.

Here is a bit of a summary of the movers in the top 25:

Stanford -1

Chicago +1

Penn -1

Northwestern -1

UVA -1

Duke +2

Cornell -1

UCLA +1

Vandy -2

GW -8 (likely hurt by separation of the part-time program)

BU+1

Emory +2

Minn +2

ND - 1

W&L -5

Fordham -3

Illinois +4

Iowa +1

W&M +2

Indiana +13 (perhaps the most groundbreaking news of the rankings)

Davis +9 (also did well and now looking more attractive than Hastings)

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby afterglow99 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:11 am

zonkadonk wrote:i'm a far cry from an elitist when it comes to this stuff, but there's no way tier 2 action is the biggest move. GW and fordham are clearly the biggest stories. sorry.


I would argue Bloomington...there was no way that could have been predicted.

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby cfishy305 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:11 am

never said it was the best/most surprising story... i just think it's a good one... and deff something to think about with regards to educational funding...

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby hoffb86 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:11 am

This was an incredible event by Operasoprano and geoanthem! (and the original leaker on that thread Mandebaum) Well done to you all!!!

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby HipHopAPotamus » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:12 am

I've never been a big fan of US News Rankings, but this list does provide my choice of attending Illinois with a bit of positive reinforcement.

Ouch for GW and Fordham...

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby coolkatz321 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:14 am

HipHopAPotamus wrote:I've never been a big fan of US News Rankings, but this list does provide my choice of attending Illinois with a bit of positive reinforcement.

Ouch for GW and Fordham...


+1 :mrgreen:

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby Dacos » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:14 am

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby 69sofine » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:15 am

Ken wrote:I have to say this was a great night for TLS. Very exciting to rally behind Opera and follow her block by block on her cab ride to determine if the rankings were true. Being the 2nd source on the Internet and first law forum to crack the story was quite exciting.

On a related note, in the future we will have TLS News which will be stories about world events written by TLS members to utilize the genius of our site members.

Thanks for the editing notes. Will be updating the list as edits come forward.

Ken is going to try to take on Abovethelaw.

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby Jay Obee » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:35 am

Must stay bumped....

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Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

Postby monobdevil » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:36 am

I've made a quick list showing the movements (+/-) from last year. Hope this helps...

The biggest jump in the ratings was SUNY-Buff (+15). The biggest decrease was IU-Indy (-19).


1. Yale
2. Harvard
3. Stanford -1
4. Columbia
5. NYU
6. Berkeley
6. Chicago +1
8. Penn -1
9. Michigan
10. Duke +2
10. Northwestern -1
10. UVA -1
13. Cornell -1
14. GULC
15. UCLA +1
15. Texas +1
17. Vanderbilt -2
18. USC
19. WUSTL
20. BU +1
20. Emory +2
20. Minnesota +2
23. Indiana - Bloomington +13
23. Illinois +4
23. Notre Dame -1
26. BC
26. Iowa +1
28. William and Mary +2
28. GWU -8
30. Fordham -3
30. Alabama +2
30. UNC +8
30. U of Washington
30. Washington and Lee -5
35. OSU -3
35. Davis +9
35. Georgia -3
35. Wisconsin-Madison +1
39. Hastings -1
40. Wake Forest +2
41. BYU +5
41. GMU -3
43. Arizona -8
43. Maryland -1
45. American +1
45. Tulane -1
45. UC Boulder -13
45. Utah +6
49. SMU -3
49. Cardozo +6
51. U of Florida -5
52. Florida State +3
52. U of Cincinnati
52. UConn -6
55. Arizona State -3
55. Case Western +8
55. Pepperdine +4
55. Kentucky +4
59. Houston -4
59. Tennessee -7
61. Brooklyn +2
61. Lewis & Clark +12
61. San Diego +21
61. Villanova +7
65. Baylor -10
65. Georgia State +12
65. Penn State +12
65. Temple -6
65. U of Kansas +8
65. U of Missouri -6
71. Loyola LA -8
71. Miami +11
71. Oklahoma -3
71. Pitt +2
75. Louisiana State +13
75. UNLV +13
77. Chicago-Kent -11
77. Rutgers Camden
77. Seattle +5
77. Seton Hall -11
77. Denver +11
77. New Mexico -9
77. Oregon +5
77. Richmond -9
85. Santa Clara -8
85. SUNY-Buff +15
87. DePaul +1
87. Indiana-Indianapolis -19
87. Loyola Chicago -5
87. Marquette +8
87. Rutgers Newark -10
87. St. John's +1
87. South Carolina +8
94. Catholic -6
94. Northeastern -6
94. St Louis +1
94. Arkansas Fayetteville new
98. Louisville +2
98. USF new
100. Gonzaga new
100. Hofstra -1
100. UMaine new
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    Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

    Postby dusk » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:41 am

    ^Very nice! Thanks for that!

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    Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

    Postby Ken » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:43 am

    Penn State is a rising star that will crack the top 50 in the next 5 years if not sooner given its large jump this year. It has excellent name recognition, a strong college alumni base resulting in great contributions, and a lack of any strong competition outside of Penn, which will always be a top 10 law school.

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    Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

    Postby tarheels19 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:47 am

    very encouraged by case moving up 8 spots.. hopefully they can get back in the top 50 in the next few years

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    Re: Official 2010 US News Law School Rankings

    Postby traydeuce » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:51 am

    Man, all the schools I may still get into are falling down the rankings. GW, W&L, GMU... that's not nice.

    On another note, the whole self-congratulatory TLS exclusive tone is really hilarious. Kinda reminds me of my days on rap message boards many years ago when someone posted Nas's first song with Jay-Z, or whatever.




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