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Sneak Peak: The Top Law Schools

Several bloggers are reporting a leak of the U.S. News & World Report 2008 rankings of the best law schools. The source appears to be this thread on the pre-law board at Law School Discussion. Here is how the top 21 stack up against the 2007 rankings:

2007
1. Yale University
2. Stanford University
3. Harvard University
4. Columbia University
4. New York University
6. University of Chicago
7. University of Pennsylvania
8. University of California-Berkeley
8. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
8. University of Virginia
11. Duke University
12. Northwestern University
13. Cornell University
14. Georgetown University
15. University of California-Los Angeles
16. University of Texas-Austin
17. University of Southern California (Gould)
17. Vanderbilt University
19. George Washington University
19. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
19. Washington University in St. Louis
2008
1. Yale University
2. Harvard University
2. Stanford University
4. New York University
5. Columbia University
6. University of Chicago
6. University of Pennsylvania
8. University of California-Berkeley
8. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
10. Duke University
10. University of Virginia
12. Northwestern University
13. Cornell University
14. Georgetown University
15. University of California-Los Angeles
16. University of Southern California (Gould)
16. Vanderbilt University
18. University of Texas-Austin
19. Washington University in St. Louis
20. Boston University
20. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

This comparison shows some minor shuffling among the elite. Virginia, for example, went from 8th place to 10th, although it moved only one line down on the list. The University of Texas dropped from 16 to 18. George Washington swapped places with Boston University, with the former dropping from 19 to 22 and BU moving up from 22 to 20.

The official U.S. News rankings are slated for release on Friday. We are unable to confirm that this is, indeed, the final 2008 list. Read the above with that in mind.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on March 28, 2007 at 04:58 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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