The 2016 US News Law School Rankings Are Here

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US News and World Report released their all-important law school rankings today — a momentous occasion that will affect law school applications, admissions and hiring for the next year. We’ll have tons of analysis over the coming days, but for now here are the Top 150 law schools, along with their movement in the rankings.

Hat tip to Spivey Consulting, which was the first to report the new rankings.

The 2016 US News & World Report Law School Rankings
1. Yale
2. Harvard
2. Stanford (+1)
4. Columbia
4. Chicago
6. NYU
7. Penn
8. UVa
8. Berkeley (+1)
8. Duke (+2)
11. Michigan (-1)
12. Northwestern
13. Cornell
14. GULC (-1)
15. Texas
16. UCLA
17. Vanderbilt (-1)
18. Wash U
19. Emory
20. USC
20. Minnesota
22. George Washington University (-2)
22. University of Alabama (+1)
22. University of Iowa (+5)
22. University of Notre Dame (+4)
26. Arizona State University (+5)
26. Boston University (+1)
28. University of Washington (-4)
29. William & Mary (-5)
30. University of California-Irvine (NR)
31. University of California-Davis (+5)
31. University of Georgia (-2)
31. University of Wisconsin-Madison
34. Boston College (+2)
34. BYU (+2)
34. Fordham (+2)
34. Indiana University-Bloomington (-5)
34. Ohio State University (-3)
34. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (-3)
40. University of Colorado (+3)
41. University of Illinois (-1)
42. George Mason University (+4)
42. University of Arizona (-2)
42. University of Utah (+7)
42. Washington and Lee (+1)
46. Southern Methodist University (-4)
47. University of Florida (+2)
47. University of Maryland (-1)
47. Wake Forest University (-16)
50. Florida State University (-5)
50. Tulane University (-4)
52. Pepperdine University (+2)
52. Temple University (+9)
52. University of Richmond (-1)
52. University of Tennessee-Knoxville (+20)
56. Baylor University (-5)
56. Georgia State University (+8)
56. University of Nebraska-Lincoln (-2)
59. Case Western University (+5)
59. University of California-Hastings (-5)
59. University of Houston (-1)
59. University of Missouri (+5)
63. Seton Hall University (+5)
63. University of Connecticut (-9)
63. University of Kentucky (-5)
63. University of Miami (-2)
67. University of Denver (+1)
67. University of Kansas (+1)
67. UNLV (+16)
67. University of Oklahoma (-9)
71. American University (+1)
71. Penn State University (Dickinson) (-20)
71. University of New Mexico (+1)
71. University of San Diego (+8)
75. Loyola Marymount University (CA) (+12)
75. University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (-14)
75. Yeshiva University (Cardozo) (-11)
78. Brooklyn Law School (+5)
78. Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-Kent) (-6)
78. Loyola University Chicago (-10)
78. University of Pittsburgh (+3)
82. St. John’s University (+25)
82. University of Cincinnati (-3)
82. University of Hawaii (+18)
82. University of Oregon (+18)
82. University of Tulsa (-10)
87. Northeastern University (+6)
87. Rutgers (Newark) (-4)
87. St. Louis University (+6)
87. SUNY Buffalo Law School (+13)
87. Syracuse University (+20)
87. University of New Hampshire (+6)
87. Villanova University (+6)
94. Lewis & Clark College (-22)
94. LSU (-22)
94. Michigan State University (-7)
94. Santa Clara University (+13)
94. University of Louisville (-7)
94. University of Mississippi (+10)
94. University of South Carolina (-1)
94. West Virginia University (-11)
102. Florida International University (-2)
102. Indiana University-Indianapolis (-15)
102. Rutgers (Camden) (-21)
105. Marquette University (-12)
105. Stetson University (-12)
105. Wayne State University (-18)
108. Catholic University (-1)
108. University of Wyoming (+21)
110. Gonzaga University (-3)
110. Howard University (+25)
110. University of Maine (+19)
113. Creighton University (+2)
113. CUNY
113. Drake University
113. Seattle University (-26)
113. University of Montana (+8)
118. Duquesne University (+3)
118. Mercer University (-14)
118. Texas Tech University (-11)
118. Willamette University (NR)
122. DePaul University (-1)
122. Hofstra University (+13)
122. University of Baltimore (+13)
122. Vermont Law School (+7)
122. Washburn University (-7)
127. Chapman University (+13)
127. Cleveland State University (-12)
127. Drexel University (+2)
127. New York Law School (+13)
127. Quinnipiac University (-9)
127. University of Akron (-6)
127. University of Idaho (-9)
127. University of Missouri-Kansas City (-23)
135. Loyola University New Orleans (NR)
135. University of Arkansas-Little Rock (-14)
135. University of St. Thomas (MN) (-6)
138. Albany Law School (-20)
138. Pace University (+2)
138. University of North Dakota (-9)
138. University of San Francisco (NR)
142. University of Memphis (-2)
142. University of Toledo (-2)
142. William Mitchell College of Law (-7)
145. Hamline University (-24)
145. Ohio Northern University (NR)
145. University of Dayton (NR)
145. University of South Dakota
149. Oklahoma City University (NR)
149. Samford University (-14)
149. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (NR)
149. South Texas College of Law (-4)
149. Texas A&M University (NR)

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