Boston University School of Law

April 3, 2007


BU Law Ranks #20 in US News & World Report's "Top Law School" Listing

In the latest US News & World Report survey results, BU Law ranked #20 (up from #22 last year). The survey ranks 184 accredited law schools in the U.S.

In specialty rankings, BU Law placed in the top ten in three areas: Health Law: #7; Tax Law: #8; and Intellectual Property Law: #10.>>View full law school listing

Excerpt from US News article, "How We Do the Numbers"
Each year, U.S. News ranks professional-school programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. These rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students. These data come from surveys of more than 1,200 programs and some 12,500 academics and professionals that were conducted in the fall of 2006. As you research course offerings and weigh different schools' intangible attributes, U.S. News's rankings can help you compare programs' academic excellence. It's important that you use the rankings to supplement -- not replace -- careful thought and your own inquiries. >>View full article