Spivey consulting posted a possible leak of the new USNWR “Best Law Schools” rankings on twitter. As to its origins, we are working on finding out more, but it has the feel of being from the source.

There’s a USNWR ranking floating around out there that includes sloppy metadata straight from the .xlsx it was taken from, along with material errors/omissions, so caveat emptor!— Derek T. Muller (@derektmuller) March 6, 2019

We want to get this out quickly, so here it is. We will update this story as more information becomes available.

1 Yale University
2 Stanford University
3 Harvard University
4 University of Chicago
5 Columbia University
6 New York University
7 University of Pennsylvania
8 University of Virginia
9 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
10 University of California–Berkeley
10 Duke University
10 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)
18 Vanderbilt University
18 Washington University in St. Louis
20 University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
21 University of Notre Dame
22 George Washington University
23 Boston University
23 University of California–Irvine
25 University of Alabama
26 Emory University
27 Boston College
27 University of Georgia
27 University of Iowa
27 Arizona State University (O’Connor)
31 University of California–Davis
31 University of Florida (Levin)
31 Wake Forest University
34 University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
34 Indiana University–Bloomington (Maurer)
34 Ohio State University (Moritz)
34 University of Wisconsin–Madison
34 Washington and Lee University
39 College of William and Mary (Marshall-Wythe)
39 Fordham University
39 University of Arizona (Rogers)
39 University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
39 Brigham Young University (Clark)
44 University of Washington
45 University of Colorado–Boulder
45 George Mason University
47 University of Utah (Quinney)
48 Florida State University
48 Temple University (Beasley)
48 Baylor University
51 Pepperdine University
52 Tulane University
52 University of Maryland (Carey)
52 University of Connecticut
52 Yeshiva University (Cardozo)
52 Southern Methodist University (Dedman)
52 University of Richmond
58 University of Nevada–Las Vegas
59 University of Houston
59 University of Tennessee–Knoxville
59 Seton Hall University
62 University of California (Hastings)
62 Loyola Marymount University
64 University of Missouri
64 Northeastern University
67 University of Denver (Sturm)
67 University of Miami
67 Georgia State University
67 University of Kansas
71 Brooklyn Law School
71 Case Western Reserve University
71 University of Kentucky
71 University of Oklahoma
71 Villanova University
77 American University (Washington)
77 University of Pittsburgh
77 Loyola University Chicago
77 University of Nebraska–Lincoln
77 St. John’s University
83 University of Oregon
83 Texas A&M University
83 University of Cincinnati
86 University of San Diego
87 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-Kent)
87 University of New Hampshire School of Law
87 University of Tulsa
90 St. Louis University
91 University of Hawaii–Manoa (Richardson)
91 University of South Carolina
91 Michigan State University
91 University of New Mexico
91 Marquette University
91 Syracuse University
91 University of Arkansas–Fayetteville
91 Florida International University
91 Wayne State University
100 Drexel University (Kline)
100 Hofstra University (Deane)
100 Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge (Hebert)
100 West Virginia University
104 Santa Clara University
104 Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern)
104 SUNY Buffalo Law School
104 Stetson University
108 Howard University
108 Indiana University–Indianapolis (McKinney)
108 CUNY
108 University of Mississippi
108 University of Missouri–Kansas City
108 The Catholic University of America
108 University of Louisville (Brandeis)
115 University of Montana
115 Albany Law School
117 Gonzaga University
117 Creighton University
117 New York Law School
117 Texas Tech University
117 University of St. Thomas
122 Seattle University
122 Drake University
122 Pace University
122 Duquesne University
126 University of Maine
126 University of Baltimore
126 University of Idaho
126 Quinnipiac University
126 University of Toledo
126 Cleveland State University (Cleveland-Marshall)
132 DePaul University
132 University of Wyoming
132 Chapman University (Fowler)
132 Washburn University
136 Vermont Law School
136 Ohio Northern University (Pettit)
138 Loyola University New Orleans
138 Mercer University (George)
138 University of Memphis (Humphreys)
138 University of South Dakota
138 Belmont University
143 University of Arkansas–Little Rock (Bowen)
143 Suffolk University
143 University of Akron
146 University of San Francisco
146 University of the Pacific (McGeorge)
146 The John Marshall Law School
149 Samford University (Cumberland)
149 Campbell University
149 Regent University
152 Willamette University (Collins)
152 Southwestern Law School
152 Liberty University
155 University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth
157 University of Dayton
158 St. Mary’s University
159 University of North Dakota
159 Northern Illinois University
159 South Texas College of Law
159 Oklahoma City University
164 Capital University
165 Roger Williams University
165 California Western School of Law
168 Nova Southeastern University (Broad)
168 Southern Illinois University–Carbondale
168 Northern Kentucky University (Chase)
168 Touro College (Fuchsberg)
168 University of Detroit Mercy
173 New England Law Boston
174 Elon University
174 Texas Southern University (Marshall)
174 Western New England University
177 Faulkner University (Jones)
178 Golden Gate University
178 Mississippi College
178 North Carolina Central University
178 University of the District of Columbia (Clarke)
182 Florida A&M University
183 Charleston School of Law
184 Barry University
185 Florida Coastal School of Law
186 Ave Maria School of Law
186 Western State College of Law at Argosy University
188 Appalachian School of Law
189 Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
190 Southern University Law Center
190 University of La Verne
192 St. Thomas University

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