Jan
2008

The Consus Group: Composite Law School Rankings (2008)

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1

Yale Law School

2

Harvard Law School

3

Stanford Law School

4

Columbia Law School

5

New York University School of Law

6

University of Chicago Law School

7

Boalt Hall (University of California–Berkeley)

8

University of Virginia School of Law

8

University of Michigan Law School

10

University of Pennsylvania Law School

11

Georgetown University Law Center

11

Northwestern University School of Law

11

UCLA School of Law

14

Cornell Law School

15

Duke University School of Law

16

University of Texas School of Law

17

University of Southern California Law School

18

Fordham University School of Law

19

Boston College Law School

20

George Washington University Law School

21

Boston University School of Law

22

Vanderbilt University Law School

23

University of Minnesota Law School

24

University of Washington School of Law

25

George Mason University School of Law

26

Hastings College of the Law (University of California)

27

Washington and Lee University School of Law

28

Notre Dame Law School

29

William and Mary School of Law

30

Washington University School of Law

30

University of North Carolina Law School

30

University of Illinois College of Law

33

James E. Rogers College of Law (University of Arizona)

34

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (Yeshiva University)

35

Emory University School of Law

36

University of California–Davis School of Law

37

University of Georgia School of Law

38

University of Wisconsin Law School

39

University of Iowa College of Law

40

Brooklyn Law School

40

Rutgers School of Law–Newark

42

University of Connecticut School of Law

43

American University Washington College of Law

44

University of Colorado–Boulder School of Law

45

University of Houston Law Center

46

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

46

J. Reuben Clark Law School (Brigham Young University)

48

Moritz College of Law (Ohio State University)

49

Dedman School of Law (Southern Methodist University)

50

University of San Diego School of Law

51

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

52

Wake Forest University School of Law

52

Arizona State University College of Law

52

Tulane Law School

55

S.J. Quinney College of Law (University of Utah)

55

St. John’s University School of Law

57

Loyola Law School

57

Baylor Law School

59

Indiana University School of Law

60

Georgia State University College of Law

61

Hofstra University School of Law

62

Rutgers–Camden School of Law

62

Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law

64

Santa Clara University School of Law

64

University of Maryland School of Law

66

Catholic University of America School of Law

66

University of Alabama School of Law

68

Northeastern University School of Law

68

University of Cincinnati School of Law

70

University of Richmond School of Law

70

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

72

University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law

72

University of San Francisco School of Law

74

Chicago-Kent College of Law

74

Seton Hall University School of Law

76

Villanova University School of Law

76

University of Memphis School of Law

78

Texas Tech University School of Law

78

University of Tennessee College of Law

78

Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville

78

University of Kentucky College of Law

82

William S. Richardson School of Law (University of Hawaii)

82

Florida State University College of Law

82

University of South Carolina School of Law

85

Pepperdine University School of Law

85

University of Kansas School of Law

85

Lewis and Clark Law School

88

University of Miami School of Law

89

University at Buffalo Law School

89

Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis

89

University of Oregon School of Law

89

University of Oklahoma College of Law

93

DePaul University College of Law

93

Pace Law School

95

Saint Louis University Law School

95

University of Mississippi School of Law

97

Wayne State University Law School

98

Marquette University Law School

98

University of New Mexico School of Law

100

Syracuse University College of Law

Source: The Consus Group

Methodology:

The Consus Group uses the following methodology to compile its law school rankings:

  • Published Rankings: Published Rankings reflect current and historical ratings by numerous sources. An institution’s aggregate published ranking comprises 50% of its overall score.
  • Selectivity: Selectivity measures the quality of law schools’ admitted candidates. Selectivity is based on the percent of applicants admitted (40% of composite selectivity score), LSAT scores (35% of composite), and GPAs (25% of composite). An institution’s composite selectivity comprises 25% of its overall score.
  • Salary: Salary measures historical and current starting salaries of a given school’s graduates. Salary comprises 10% of an institution’s overall score.
  • Placement: Placement measures historical and current success a given school has placing its graduates. Placement comprises 10% of an institution’s overall score.
  • Yield: Yield reflects the percentage of admitted candidates that matriculate to the admitting university. An institution’s yield comprises 5% of its overall score.

While many law school rankings fluctuate wildly from year to year, TCG’s comprehensive methodology produces a stable, accurate picture of America’s best law schools.

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