Harvard Slips to Third in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Schools Rankings

Boston University cracked the top 25.

Despite leading the pack in this year’s medical and business school rankings, Harvard slipped to third in U.S. News & World Report‘s best law schools rankings.

Yale ranked first overall, followed by Stanford University. Boston University tied with the University of Minnesota for 23rd, falling from 20th in last year’s rankings, while Boston College tied with the University of Alabama for 26th. Northeastern University, meanwhile, landed in a seven-way tie for 65th place.

The only other New England school in U.S. News‘ top 100 was UConn, which ranked 54th.

To compile their list, U.S. News ranked 197 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association using 12 weighted metrics, including bar passage rate, mean LSAT and GRE scores, and acceptance rate. In addition, U.S. News asked law school deans, deans of academic affairs, chairs of faculty appointments, and the most recently tenured faculty members, as well as lawyers and judges, to rate law programs on a scale of 1-5, reflected in the rankings’ “quality assessment” metric.

You can check out the full rankings here.