New U.S. News Rankings:
A colleague of mine has sent me what appears to be the new U.S. News law school rankings, as sent to him via an e-mail from the U.S. News site; a quick check with the XO board suggests it's legit. The magazine always changes the numbers around enough to make the issue seem newsy, and this year is no exception. Anyway, here is the new "top 35":
1 Yale University (CT)
2 Harvard University, Stanford University (CA)
4 New York University
5 Columbia University (NY)
6 University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania
8 University of California-Berkeley, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
10 Duke University (NC), University of Virginia
12 Northwestern University (IL)
13 Cornell University (NY)
14 Georgetown University (DC)
15 University of California-Los Angeles
16 University of Southern California (Gould), Vanderbilt University (TN)
18 University of Texas-Austin
19 Washington University in St. Louis
20 Boston University, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
22 Emory University (GA), George Washington University (DC)
24 University of Iowa
25 Fordham University (NY) University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Washington and Lee University (VA)
28 Boston College, University of Notre Dame (IN), University of Washington
31 College of William and Mary (Marshall-Wythe) (VA), Ohio State University (Moritz), University of Wisconsin-Madison
34 George Mason University (VA), University of California-Davis
UPDATE: My apologies, in the initial reformatting I had some numbers wrong. Sorry!