What It Is: Leading ranking of U.S. law schools.
Why It Matters To You: Many employers consider this ranking in hiring, so it’s best to know where you stand to that you can leverage it, or defuse it.
Considerations: People have complained about the limitations and the undue influence of this ranking system for years. But for better or worse, it’s the gold standard.
Created By: U.S. News & World Reports
Key Sample Findings
- Best Law Schools: A swap near the top and several big jumps are among the changes on this year's list.
- Law School Diversity Index: The closer a school comes to 1.0 in this index, the more diverse the student population.
- Rankings by Program: Clinical Training, Dispute Resolution, Environmental Law, Healthcare Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Legal Writing, Part-Time Law, Tax Law, Trial Advocacy
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