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U.S.News & World Report Announces the 2013 Best Law Schools

March 13, 2012

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — U.S.News & World Report today released the 2013 Best Law Schools rankings online at USNews.com. Since 1990, Yale Law School has topped the U.S. News Best Law Schools rankings. With the 2013 edition, the No. 2 and No. 3 schools switched, with Stanford Law School ousting Harvard Law School for the No. 2 spot.

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Highlights of the 2013 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings will be published in the Best Graduate Schools 2013 edition book, on sale April 3, 2012. The most comprehensive version of the upcoming Best Law Schools, including all the extended rankings and complete data, will be available online through the U.S. News Law School Compass.

“Both students and law firms pay close attention to how law schools are performing,” said Brian Kelly, editor of U.S.News & World Report. “The U.S. News Best Law Schools not only include the ranking lists, but also additional data about these law schools and their academic programs.”

U.S. News did not make any changes to this year’s law schools rankings methodology. For more details on the 2013 law schools rankings methodology, go to www.usnews.com/lawmeth.

The 2013 Best Law Schools will continue to be a part of the U.S. News Law School Compass, which provides access to all of the available information for law schools rankings information. To learn more about the U.S. News Law School Compass or to order a copy of the 2013 Best Graduate Schools book, visit the online U.S. News Store. For more information about Best Graduate Schools, visit www.usnews.com/grad or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

                        2013 Best Law Schools Rankings

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    1. Yale University (CT)        6. New York University
    2. Stanford University (CA)    7. University of California-Berkeley
    3. Harvard University (MA)     7. University of Pennsylvania
    4. Columbia University (NY)    7. University of Virginia
    5. University of Chicago       10. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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