US News Law School Ranking 2012

According to the 2012 US News Rankings, Yale University remained as the top law school in the nation, followed by Harvard (2nd) and Stanford (3rd).

The Indiana University Maurer School of Law is ranked 23rd in the nation. US News featured the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research in the 2012 edition.

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles is ranked 54th out of 190 law schools in the 2012 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” rising two spots from its 2011 rank of No. 56 and achieving its highest mark since a 2003 overhaul in ranking format. It is also ranked among the best in the nation in specialty areas: fifth for trial advocacy and 10th for tax law (tied with the tax law programs at Columbia University, Stanford University and the University of Texas).

Georgia State University College of Law continues to be ranked among the top third of the nation's law schools, coming in 61st in the U.S. News Media Group's 2012 edition of America's Best Law Schools. Additionally, the college's highly regarded Health Law program is placed No. 5 in the rankings.

The University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Law is ranked 79th, while its clinical training program came in 7th, as determined by faculty who teach in the field. UNM also made the law school diversity list because of its 29 percent Hispanic enrollment.

The top 5 law schools for 2012 are:
1 Yale University
2 Harvard University
3 Stanford University
4 Columbia University
5 University of Chicago
Source: US News

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