As with last year, the law school ratings from U.S. News and World Report have been leaked according to Above the Law. It would be good news for George Washington University, which is shown moving back up to the 20th position after last year’s drop due to a change in the method of calculation at the magazine (here).
Here are the ratings:
6. New York University
7. University of California — Berkeley
15. Texas — Austin
18. Southern California
19. Washington University
20. George Washington
George Washington succeeded in jumping eight spots after last year’s disaster.
George Washington is also listed as the second best part-time program in the country (after Georgetown) (here and the third best intellectual property school in the nation. It is also listed in the top ten (#6) international law schools in the nation.
In reality, last year was simply an aberration since the school has routinely been ranked 20th or higher in the last ten years in this and other surveys. It was the unexpected change in the methodology last year that hit GW hard and required the school to restructure its reporting data.
For the story in Above the Law, click here.