Even though U.S. News blithely skips from tier 1 to tier 3, we are definitely in the tier 2 part of the law school rankings. You’ll have to do some digging here to find the school that is the right fit for you.
Here is the next batch:
77. Chicago – Kent; Rutgers – Camden; Seattle; Seton Hall; University of Denver; University of New Mexico; Oregon; Richmond;
85. Santa Clara; SUNY – Buffalo
87. DePaul; Indiana – Indianapolis; Loyola – Chicago; Marquette; Rutgers – Newark; St. John’s; South Carolina
94. Catholic University; Northeastern; St. Louis; Arkansas – Fayetteville
98. University of Louisville; University of San Francisco
Does anybody have any fun facts about these law schools?
More after the jump.
Looking at the list, one of the best things that can be said of these schools is that they are not tier 3. In normal times, graduates of these schools should be able to find jobs as full time attorneys in the region of their law school.
But how is that holding up during the recession? Share your stories of job success in the comments.
There are also law schools in this range that have shown significant movement in the rankings, which could be a good (or bad) sign for the future. SUNY – Buffalo (which New York State would love to pour money into, but for the market collapse eviscerating the state’s tax base) jumped 15 spots this year. The University of San Francisco jumped 14 spots. These schools might not stay in the second tier for long.
On the flip side, IUPUI (Indiana University – Purdue University at Indianapolis) law fell 19 spots. Any idea why?
Have at it in the comments.
Earlier: Open Thread: 2010 U.S. News Law School Rankings (50 – 75)