U.S. News Releases Its Latest, Disputed Rankings of Law and Medical Schools

The Latest: The 2023-24 rankings are out.

U.S. News & World Report finally released its annual rankings of top law and medical schools on Thursday, after boycotts by those institutions, disputes over methodology, and a delay of weeks.

A few law schools shuffled positions, but the ones at the top of the new list were familiar — Stanford, Yale, Chicago, Duke, Harvard and New York University.

Yale, which was the first to boycott, retained its No. 1 position, though in a tie this year with Stanford. Columbia, which also participated in the boycott, dropped to eighth place from fourth.

There were some big shifts among the lower ranks, as a result of a new methodology. Wake Forest in North Carolina jumped 15 spots to be tied at No. 22, from No. 37 last year. Texas Tech and Marquette University both moved up 34 points and are tied for No. 71.

Among medical schools, most that were in the top 10 list for research last year remained there in 2023-24.

The top three medical schools are Harvard,…

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This article was written by Stephanie Saul and originally published on www.nytimes.com