We hope that you’re ready, because it’s almost the most wonderful time of the year for law schools. That’s right, the 2015 U.S. News law school rankings will be published on March 11.
Law school deans must be very, very afraid. They don’t want to be dethroned from their lofty positions in the ivory tower if their respective law schools slip by a just a few slots. Law students, on the other hand, are at the ready to lord their law school’s potentially higher new ranking over their friends’ heads on Facebook. As for incoming law students, all bets are off — they’ll either be happy their school maintained its place or rose in the rankings, or be devastated if their school of choice had a subpar performance.
The rankings, controversial as they are, are still a pretty huge deal to everyone in the legal profession. Just like in years past, the rankings will inevitably be published online in the wee hours of the morning, but because rankings guru Bob Morse knows that the anticipation is killing us, he likely instructed the staff at U.S. News to give his adoring public a little teaser.
Are you ready to take a look at the new, top 10 highest-ranking law schools in the nation?
Aww, you thought we had the actual rankings. Don’t be mad, but all we’ve got is a list in alphabetical order:
Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold the freaking phone. DUKE IS NOW IN THE TOP 10 OF THE U.S. NEWS LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS. The school had previously held down the fort at the #11 slot for several years, but has now climbed its way up the rankings. Welcome to the Top 10 of U.S. News, Blue Devils! (For the record, the school currently resides in the #6 slot in the ATL Top 50 Rankings.)
Please note that U.S. News says there are 11 schools on this list because of ties. But which schools are tied?! With Duke’s addition to the Top 10, this could potentially have turned into a whole new ball game.
What other kinds of shocking changes will we see when the rankings are released? Will other law schools plummet again due to their employment statistics? And what effect will the GPA/LSAT brain drain have on the rankings for the nation’s top law schools? There are so many questions that need answers right now!
We guess you’ll have to wait until midnight to get the scoop on the latest U.S. News rankings. Until then, all you can do is pray to the rankings god that is Bob Morse and hope that your alma mater fared well.
2015 Best Graduate Schools Preview: Top 10 Law Schools [U.S. News & World Report]