U.S. News Releases 2016 Best Law Schools Rankings


Yale Law School remained No. 1 among the top law schools, but there was some reshuffling among other schools. Harvard Law School kept the No. 2 spot, but had to share it with the law school at Stanford University.

The School of Law at the University of California-Irvine, which was not ranked last year, advanced to No. 30. The law school at Wake Forest University fell from No. 31, where it was tied with several other schools, to a tie for No. 47.

East Coast schools continued to lead the rankings for part-time law programs, with Georgetown University at No. 1, George Washington University at No. 2 and Fordham University at No. 3. The Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology climbed nine spots to land at No. 14 in this year's rankings, where it is tied with Georgia State University. Texas A&M University jumped from No. 48, where it was tied with four schools, to a tie at No. 31.

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