Despite the new criteria for the USNews law school rankings (story here), there are no reports of anything other than reputational votes being counted for the ADR specialty rankings.   And the average score out of 5 is reported below as well.  The big news is that we have a new entrant in the top 5 – congrats UNLV (tied w/ Mitchell-Hamline at 5).  It seems to me that this the first time I remember a school other than the traditional top schools (Harvard, Ohio State, Pepperdine, Mizzou, and Hamline/Mitchell-Hamline) being in the top 5.

The top 25 are listed below – but with 8 schools tied at 24 can it be a top 25?  Nevertheless, congrats (and condolences as the case may be) to everyone.  (Note to sources – posted at 12:01 ET).

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Rank School Name Score
1 Harvard University (MA) 4.4
2 Ohio State University (Moritz) 4.3
3 Pepperdine University Caruso (CA) 4.2
4 University of Missouri 4.0
5 Mitchell Hamline School of Law (MN) 3.9
5 University of Nevada–Las Vegas 3.9
7 Northwestern University (Pritzker) (IL) 3.8
8 Marquette University (WI) 3.7
8 Texas A&M University 3.7
8 University of California (Hastings) 3.7
8 Yeshiva University (Cardozo) (NY) 3.7
12 University of Oregon 3.6
13 Arizona State University (O’Connor) 3.5
13 Stanford University (CA) 3.5
15 Columbia University (NY) 3.4
15 University of Maryland (Carey) 3.4
17 Fordham University (NY) 3.3
18 Creighton University (NE) 3.2
19 Quinnipiac University (CT) 3.1
19 South Texas College of Law Houston 3.1
19 University of Texas–Austin 3.1
19 University of Washington 3.1
19 Washington University in St. Louis (MO) 3.1
24 George Washington University (DC) 3.0
24 Georgetown University (DC) 3.0
24 St. John’s University (NY) 3.0
24 Stetson University (FL) 3.0
24 University of California–Davis 3.0
24 University of California–Irvine 3.0
24 University of Florida (Levin) 3.0
24 University of Southern California (Gould) 3.0