Yale maintained the top spot in the 2011 rankings of top law schools in the nation, followed by Harvard (2nd) and Stanford (3rd).

Law schools with significant improvements in the rankings:
- George Washington University Law School made it to the top 20, up 8 places from the 2010 rankings.
- UC-Davis, Georgia and Wisconsin moved up seven places to tied for 28th this year.
- Arizona State jumped up 17 places to 38th and moved up to Tier 1.
- Colorado up 7 places to 38th.
- Florida up 4 places to 47th.

A number of schools have dropped out of Top 100 in 2011, including: Buffalo, SUNY; Marquette; South Carolina; St. Louis; Louisville; Gonzaga; Maine.

US News Ranking of Top 100 law schools (2011):
1. Yale
2. Harvard
3. Stanford
4. Columbia
5. Chicago
6. NYU
7. UC-Berkeley
7. Penn
9. Michigan
10. Virginia
11. Duke
11. Northwestern
13. Cornell
14. Georgetown
15. UC-Los Angeles
15. Texas
17. Vanderbilt
18. USC
19. Washington University – St. Louis
20. George Washington
21. Illinois
22. Boston University
22. Emory
22. Minnesota
22. Notre Dame
26. Iowa
27. Indiana-Bloomington
28. Boston College
28. William & Mary
28. UC-Davis
28. Georgia
28. North Carolina
28. Wisconsin
34. Fordham
34. Ohio State
34. Washington
34. Washington & Lee
38. Arizona State
38. Alabama
38. Colorado
38. Wake Forest
42. Brigham Young
42. George Mason
42. Arizona
42. UC-Hastings
42. Utah
47. Florida
48. American
48. SMU
48. Tulane
48. Maryland
52. Pepperdine
52. Yeshiva – Cardozo
54. Florida State
54. Connecticut
56. Case Western Reserve
56. Loyola – Los Angeles/Marymount
56. Cincinnati
56. San Diego
60. Georgia State
60. Houston
60. Miami
60. Tennessee
64. Baylor
64. Lewis & Clark
64. Kentucky
67. Brooklyn
67. Kansas
67. New Mexico
67. Pittsburgh
67. Villanova
72. Pennyslvania State
72. Seton Hall
72. St. John’s
72. Temple
72. Hawai’i
72. Oklahoma
78. Loyola – Chicago
78. Nevada-Las Vegas
80. Chicago-Kent
80. Louisiana State
80. Rutgers-Camden
80. Rutgers-Newark
80. Denver
80. Oregon
86. Hofstra
86. Indiana-Indianapolis
86. Northeastern
86. Seattle
86. Syracuse
86. Arkansas-Fayetteville
86. Richmond
93. Chapman
93. Santa Clara
93. Missouri-Columbia
93. Nebraska
93. West Virginia
98. Catholic
98. DePaul
98. San Francisco
98. Pacific
98. William Mitchell

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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