Pitt, Duquesne law schools move up in US News rankings

Written by Kim Lyons on .

Both the University of Pittsburgh Law School and Duquesne Law School moved up significantly in the annual ranking of law schools by U.S. News and World Report.

Pitt's law school, which dropped in last year's ranking from 69th to 91st, moved up ten spots in the latest survey, to No. 81, tied with nine other law schools.

Duquesne Law, which made the list last year for the first time in a decade, coming in at No. 144, moved up to No. 121 on this year's list, in a five-way tie.

The report, which uses criteria including students' acceptance rates, job placement rates and law school admission test scores, examined 194 accredited schools.

Yale University topped the list for the second year in a row, followed by Harvard, Stanford, Columbia and the University of Chicago.

The full list can be found here: US News 2015 Best Law Schools


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