Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Now we know the truth! From page 65:
Established Elite: Berkeley, Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, Michigan, NYU [but see the footnote], Penn, Stanford, Virginia, Yale
Rising Elite: Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Minnesota, Northwestern, Texas, UCLA, USC
Declining Elite: BU, Case Western, Indiana/Bloomington, Iowa, North Carolina, Wisconsin
Regional Elite: Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, Buffalo, BYU, UC Davis, UC Hastings, Cardozo, Cincinnati, Colorado, Connecticut, Emory, Florida, Fordham, George Washington, Georgia, Illinois, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers/Newark, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Wash U/St. Louis, Washington/Seattle, Utah, Washington & Lee, William & Mary, Vanderbilt
"Rising Regional," "Regional" and "Local" law schools are listed in appendices. You'll have to read the article to see all the different kinds of data, stretching over almost a century, that went into these categorizations.
ADDENDUM: Just to be clear, as a marker of current faculty quality these categories break down pretty quickly in reliability--but that's not what they're being presented as, in any case.