U.S. News’ Rankings: Winners & Losers

The Big Winners: U.S. News’ Best Law Schools of 2015

2014 School Index 2013 2012 2011 2010 2014 vs. 2013 5 Year Trend 5 Year Average
68 University of Kansas 43 86 89 79 67 18 -1 77.8
61 University of Miami 45 76 69 77 60 15 -1 68.6
72 University of Tulsa 42 86 99 101 101 14 29 91.8
51 Penn State University 48 64 76 60 72 13 21 64.6
64 University of Missouri-Columbia 44 76 79 101 93 12 29 82.6
87 Indiana University-Indianapolis 38 98 89 79 86 11 -1 87.8
58 University of Oklahoma 46 68 82 71 72 10 14 70.2
81 Rutgers University-Camden 40 91 99 84 80 10 -1 87.0
81 University of Pittsburgh 40 91 69 71 67 10 -14 75.8
24 College of William & Mary 63 33 35 27 28 9 4 29.4
68 Loyola (Chicago) 43 76 67 71 78 8 10 72.0
83 West Virginia University 39 91 101 95 93 8 10 92.6
36 Brigham Young University 56 44 39 42 42 8 6 40.6
72 Lewis & Clark University 42 80 58 67 64 8 -8 68.2
54 University of Nebraska 47 61 89 84 93 7 39 76.2
61 University of Arkansas 45 68 89 84 86 7 25 77.6
54 Pepperdine University 47 61 49 54 52 7 -2 54.0
40 University of Illinois 55 47 35 23 21 7 -19 33.2
42 Southern Methodist University 55 48 51 50 48 6 6 47.8
93 University of South Carolina 37 98 101 101 101 5 8 98.8
31 Wake Forest University 57 36 44 39 38 5 7 37.6
31 Ohio State University 57 36 39 35 34 5 3 35.0
93 Villanova University 37 98 101 84 67 5 -26 88.6

Source: U.S. News & World Report 2015 ranking of the best law schools
Note: U.S. News releases its 2015 ranking in March of 2014

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