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University of Louisville tops new list of law schools getting the most US News bang for their buck


The University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law is ranked 68th in the country by U.S. News & World Report, but it gets the most bang for its buck, according to the publication.

The school tops a U.S. News list of the most efficiently operating law schools, according to U.S. News and the Louisville Courier-Journal. The ranking looks at which law schools are able to produce the highest educational quality, as determined by U.S. News rankings, while spending relatively less money to achieve that quality.

The ranking is obtained by dividing a law school’s total budget expenditures per student by its overall U.S. News score. “This calculation reveals how much each law school is spending for each point in its overall score,” U.S. News explains, “and thus, its position in the rankings.” Only schools ranked in the top 100 were included in the analysis.

The top 10 are:

1) University of Louisville

2) Rutgers at Camden

3) George Mason University

4) University of Wisconsin at Madison

5) Rutgers at Newark

6) College of William and Mary

7) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

8) University of Tennessee at Knoxville

9) University of Nebraska at Lincoln

10) University of Kentucky

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