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Brian Leiter
University of Chicago Law School

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

U.S. News.com 2014 Reputation Results

Here are the top 50 in academic reputation (66% response rate):

1.  Harvard University (4.8)

1.  Yale University (4.8)

3.  Stanford University (4.7)

4.  Columbia University (4.6)

4.  University of Chicago (4.6)

6.  New York University (4.4)

6.  University of California, Berkeley (4.4)

6.  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (4.4)

9.  University of Pennsylvania (4.3)

9.  University of Virginia (4.3)

11. Duke University (4.2)

12. Cornell University (4.1)

12. Georgetown University (4.1)

12. Northwestern University (4.1)

15. University of Texas, Austin (4.0)

16. University of California, Los Angeles (3.9)

17. Vanderbilt University (3.8)

18. Washington University, St. Louis (3.6)

19. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (3.5)

19. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (3.5)

19. University of Southern California (3.5)

22. Emory University (3.4)

22. George Washington University (3.4)

22. University of California, Davis (3.4)

22. University of Notre Dame (3.4)

26. Boston University (3.3)

26. University of Wisconsin, Madison (3.3)

28. Boston College (3.2)

28. College of William & Mary (3.2)

28. Fordham University (3.2)

28. Indiana University, Bloomington (3.2)

28. Ohio State University (3.2)

28. University of Iowa (3.2)

28. Washington & Lee University (3.2)

35. University of Alabama (3.1)

35. University of Arizona (3.1)

35. University of California, Hastings (3.1)

35. University of Florida, Gainesville (3.1)

35. University of Georgia (3.1)

35. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (3.1)

35. University of Washington, Seattle (3.1)

35. Wake Forest University (3.1)

43. Arizona State University (3.0)

43. Tulane University (3.0)

43. University of Colorado, Boulder (3.0)

46. Brigham Young University (2.9)

46. Florida State University (2.9)

46. University of Maryland (2.9)

49. American University (2.8)

49. Cardozo Law School/Yeshiva University (2.8)

49. University of Connecticut (2.8)

49. University of Utah (2.8)

Schools clearly underranked in this year's academic survey include Southern California, Illinois, Florida State, and San Diego (2.7).  In the case of Illinois, they are clearly still suffering from the scandal about student credentials.

Here are the top 25 in lawyer/judge reputation (32% responded, an all-time high, probably due to the new survey methodology--schools were asked to nominate professionals familiar with the school)

1.  Harvard University (4.8)

1.  Stanford University (4.8)

3.  Columbia University (4.7)

3.  University of Chicago (4.7)

3.  Yale University (4.7)

6.  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (4.6)

7.  Duke University (4.5)

7.  New York University (4.5)

7.  University of California, Berkeley (4.5)

7.  University of Virginia (4.5) 

11. Cornell University (4.4)

11. Georgetown University (4.4)

11. Northwestern University (4.4)

11. University of Pennsylvania (4.4)

15. University of California, Los Angeles (4.1)

15. University of Texas, Austin (4.1)

15. Vanderbilt University (4.1)

18. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (3.9)

19. Emory University (3.8)

19. University of California, Hastings (3.8)

19. University of Notre Dame (3.8)

19. University of Southern Califiornia (3.8)

19. Washington University, St. Louis (3.8)

24. Boston College (3.7)

24.  College of William & Mary (3.7)

24. George Washington University (3.7)

24. Indiana University, Bloomington (3.7)

24. University of California, Davis (3.7)

24. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (3.7)

24. Washington & Lee University (3.7)

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