U.S. News & World Report has come out with its annual law school rankings, which remain highly anticipated and somewhat controversial for the priorities they tend to place on schools. The Christian Science Monitor did one of those “do they really matter?” articles with a discussion of the primary debates. U.S. News provides a detailed explanation of its methodology.
In any event, according to this helpful summary by the National Law Journal, there weren’t a whole lot of interesting changes this year. Yale Law remained at the top, while Stanford Law beat Harvard for number two. University of Missouri School of Law made the biggest jump by going from 107 to 79.
Most newspapers from around the nation continue to provide some coverage of their local schools and rivalries. For example, the Chicago Tribune notes how University of Chicago Law School (5th) beat out Northwestern Law (12th).