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Harvard Law School Loses No. 2 Spot in New Rankings by US News

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Yale remains at the top of new law school rankings by U.S. New & World Report, but Harvard has moved down a notch.

Yale has taken the No. 1 spot since 1990, while Harvard was No. 2 since 2007, according to U.S. News. Here are the top 10-ranked law schools:

1) Yale University

2) Stanford University

3) Harvard University

4) Columbia University

5) University of Chicago

6) New York University

7) University of California at Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia (tied)

10) University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Two law schools that admitted reporting inaccurate data in the past have fallen in the rankings. The University of Illinois fell from 23rd to 35th, and Villanova fell from 84th to 101st.

On the flip side, some law schools have made big gains. Arizona State University jumped 14 spots to 26th place, and the University of Washington jumped 10 spots to 20th place.

U.S. News also ranks best part-time law programs (Georgetown was No. 1), and names top law schools in nine specialties.

Prior U.S. News Rankings: “Yale Law School Tops US News Rankings; University of Texas Makes Top 14”

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