2012 US News Law School Rankings Released

LSAT Blog 2012 US News Law School Rankings ReleasedThe 2012 U.S. News law school rankings were just released this week.

Here are the 2012 U.S. News Rankings for the top 14 law schools (some are tied):

1. Yale
2. Harvard
3. Stanford
4. Columbia
5. Chicago
6. NYU
7. Michigan
7. Penn
9. Berkeley
9. Virginia
11. Duke
12. Northwestern
13. Cornell
14. Georgetown
14. Texas at Austin

There aren't too many huge changes to the top-14 law schools (the biggest is the addition of Texas), but U.S. News has begun ranking some of the lower-ranked law schools, rather than lumping them all together.

Lots of analysis (and links to other analysis) on AboveTheLaw, this U.S. News article, another one on changes in how the law school rankings are calculated, and one in the Wall Street Journal.

Finally, see my previous blog posts about the U.S. News rankings:

Choosing a Law School Using U.S. News Rankings

U.S. News Rankings Articles

More U.S. News Rankings Articles