U.S. News' 2013 Law School Ranking

U.S. News’ 2013 Ranking of the Best Law Schools

2013 Rank & SchoolIndex20122011201020095-Year Trend
  1. Yale University1001111—–
  2. Harvard University953222—–
  2. Stanford University952333+1
  4. Columbia University924444—–
  4, University of Chicago925556+2
  6. New York University896665-1
  7. University of Penn857778+1
  7. University of Virginia85791010+3
  9. UC-Berkeley837976-3
  9. University of Michigan8310799—–
11. Duke University8111111110-1
12. Northwestern University7912121110-2
13. Cornell University7614131313—–
14. Georgetown University7513141414—–
15. University of Texas-Austin7416141515—–
15. Vanderbilt University7416161717+2
17. UC-Los Angeles7015161515-2
18. University of Southern Cal6818181818—–
19. University of Minnesota6719202220+1
19. Washington University6723181919—–
21. George Washington6620202028+7
21. University of Alabama6629353830+9
23. Emory University6524302220-3
23. University of Notre Dame6522232223—–
25. Indiana University6426232723-2

Source: U.S. News & World Report

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