After having increased the suspense yesterday by publishing a list of the top 10 law universities (not in order), US News & World finally released its rankings of the 2015 law schools in the United States.
There was no major change in the upper part of the ranking. Yet the big winner this year seems to be Duke University, who reached the top 10 (equally placed with the University of Michigan).
Here is the top 20 in the global ranking for the full-time category :
3. Stanford University (-1 ; 2nd last year with Harvard)
8. University of Virginia (-1 ; 7th last year with Penn)
10. Duke University (+1)
10. University of Michigan -Ann Arbor (-1 ; 9th last year with Berkeley)
13. Georgetown University (+1)
16. Vanderbilt University (-1)
18. Washington University in St Louis (+1)
19. Emory University (+4)
20. George Washington University (+1)
There was much more movement further down the list. For example, the College William & Mary made a significant rebound from 33th to 24th place, while Washington and Lee University fell from 26th down to 43th. You can check the Top 50 with +/- changes here.
In the ranking for part-time programs, the podium is held by Georgetown University (1st), George Washington University (2nd) and Fordham University (3rd), like last year.