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U.S. News 2007 Rankings

1 Yale Law School

 2 Stanford Law School 

 3 Harvard Law School 

4 Columbia Law School
 4 NYU School of Law 

 6 University of Chicago Law School

 7 University of Pennsylvania Law School 

8 Boalt Hall School of Law 
 8 University of Michigan Law School 
  8 University of Virginia School of Law

11 Duke University School of Law 

12 Northwestern University School of Law 

13 Cornell Law School 

  14 Georgetown University Law Center 

15 UCLA School of Law 

16 University of Texas School of Law 

17 University of Southern California Law School
17 Vanderbilt University Law School

19 George Washington University Law School
19 University of Minnesota Law School
19 Washington University School of Law

22 Boston University School of Law  
22 Notre Dame Law School  
22 University of Iowa College of Law
22 Washington and Lee University School of Law

 26 Emory University School of Law 

27 Boston College Law School  
27 Carolina Law (UNC)
27
William and Mary School of Law
27 University of Illinois College of Law 
27
University of Washington School of Law

32 Fordham University Law School 
32 University of Wisconsin Law School

34 BYU, J. Reuben Clark Law School   
34 UC Davis School of Law
34 University of Georgia School of Law

37 George Mason School of Law
37 Indiana U. School of Law--Bloomington

39 Ohio State University College of Law 
39 Wake Forest University School of Law

41 University of Florida Levin College of Law

42 University of Maryland School of Law

43 American Univ., Washington College of Law 
43 SMU Dedman School of Law  
43 Tulane Law School
43 University of Alabama School of Law
43 University of Arizona College of Law
43 UC Hastings College of Law
43 University of Colorado School of Law

50 University of Connecticut School of Law

51 Baylor University Law School
51 Case Western Reserve U. School of Law

53 Arizona State University College of Law
53 Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (Yeshiva)
53 Florida State University College of Law
53 University of Cincinnati College of Law

57 University of Utah College of Law

58 Brooklyn Law School  
58 Temple U.--James E. Beasley School of Law

60 Chicago-Kent College of Law, Ill. Inst. of Tech. 
60 Univ. of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
60 University of Pittsburgh School of Law
60 University of Tennessee College of Law
60 Villanova University School of Law

65 Loyola Law School, Los Angeles  
65 Rutgers School of Law - Camden
65 University of Kentucky College of Law  
65 University of Miami School of Law
65 University of San Diego School of Law

70 Loyola University Chicago School of Law  
70 Seton Hall Law School
70 University of Denver College of Law
70 University of Houston Law Center 
70 University of Kansas School of Law
70 University of Nebraska College of Law
70 University of Oregon School of Law

77 Indiana Univ. School of Law--Indianapolis
77 Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law 
77 University of New Mexico School of Law

80 DePaul College of Law
80 Rutgers School of Law - Newark
80 St. John's University School of Law
80 Saint Louis University School of Law
80 University at Buffalo Law School
80 University of Oklahoma College of Law
80 University of Richmond School of Law

87 Louisiana State University Law Center 
87 Mercer University Law School 
87 Northeastern University School of Law  
87 Penn State Dickinson School of Law 
87 Pepperdine University School of Law   
87 Santa Clara University School of Law

93 Seattle University School of Law 
93 William S. Richardson School of Law (Hawaii)
93 University of San Francisco School of Law 
93 University of Toledo College of Law 
 

97 Georgia State University College of Law
97 University of Mississippi School of Law 
97 University of South Carolina School of Law
97 McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific


Biggest Moves Up and Down


http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2006/03/biggest_moves_i.html

Biggest Moves in New 2007 U.S. News Law School Rankings

Top 25 Moves:

  • +5 Washington University (19 in 2007)

  • +3 California-Berkeley (8)

  • +2 Notre Dame (22)

  • +1 Stanford (2)

  • +1 NYU (4)

  • +1 USC (17)

  • +1 George Washington (19)

  • - 1 Harvard (3)

  • - 1 Texas (16)

  • - 2 Northwestern (12)

  • - 2 Cornell (13)

  • - 2 Boston University (22)

Biggest Top 26-50 Moves:

  • +9 SMU (43)

  • +6 Emory (26)

  • +5 Colorado (43)

  • +4 George Mason (37)

  • +4 American (43)

  • +2 Georgia (34)

  • - 2 California-Davis (34)

  • - 2 Alabama (43)

  • - 2 Arizona (43)

  • - 2 Tulane (43)

  • - 3 Wake Forest (39)

  • - 4 California-Hastings (43)

  • - 5 Fordham (32)

Biggest Top 51-75 Moves:

  • +30 Kansas (70)

  • +25 Denver (70)

  • +13 Seton Hall (70)

  • +9 Missouri-Columbia (60)

  • +8 Miami (65)

  • +7 Temple (58)

  • +7 Nebraska (70)

  • +5 Arizona State (53)

  • +5 Cardozo (53)

  • +5 Cincinnati (53)

  • +5 Chicago-Kent (60)

  • +3 Florida State (53)

  • +3 Villanova (60)

  • - 5 Houston (70)

  • - 7 Loyola-L.A. (65)

  • - 8 Utah (57)

  • - 8 Pittsburgh (60)

  • - 8 Tennessee (60)

  • - 9 Kentucky (65)

Biggest Top 76-100 Moves:

  • From Tier 3 DePaul (80)

  • From Tier 3 Santa Clara (87)

  • From Tier 3 San Francisco (93)

  • From Tier 3 Toledo (93)

  • +18 Indiana-Indianapolis (77)

  • +13 Mercer (87)

  • +8 LSU (87)

  • +8 Penn State (87)

  • - 7 Rutgers-Newark (80)

  • - 7 St. Louis (80)

  • - 7 Richmond (80)

  • - 7 Pacific (97)

  • - 7 South Carolina (97)

  • - 8 New Mexico (77)

  • - 10 Pepperdine (87)

  • - 10 Hawaii (93)

  • - 12 Georgia State (97)

  • - 12 University of Mississippi (97)

Top 100 to Third Tier:

  • Catholic (85 last year)

  • Louisville (85)

  • Nevada-Las Vegas (90)

  • Hofstra (95)

  • Syracuse (95)

  • Marquette (100)

Fourth Tier to Third Tier:

  • Drake

  • Northern Illinois

  • Pace

  • Quinnipiac

Third Tier to Fourth Tier:

  • Franklin Pierce

  • Michigan State

  • Wyoming

  • West Virginia

For the 2007 U.S. News Law School Rankings, see here ($).

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