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April 25, 2023

Yale’s law school tops U.S. News and World Report rankings again, despite controversy

Contributed | Wikimedia Commons The Law School at Yale is housed in the Sterling Law Building, erected in 1931.

New Haven’s Yale University was named the Best Law School by U.S. News and World Report’s annual graduate school rankings, which were released Tuesday.

The Law School at Yale University beat Columbia University and Harvard University, which tied for the No. 4 spot. Yale has 636 full-time law students.

Yale topped the list again in 2022-23, despite threatening to boycott the rankings last year. Facing criticism from Yale and other schools, U. S. News and World Report said it would revise the methodology it uses to rank law schools.

Three universities in Connecticut had business programs in the Top 200. The School of Management at Yale University ranked No. 8, The School of Business at University of Connecticut ranked No. 93 and The School of Business at Quinnipiac University ranked No. 124.

In the education field, The Neag School of Education at UConn ranked No. 31.

Meanwhile, Yale’s engineering school ranked No. 42 and The School of Engineering at University of Connecticut ranked No. 63.

The Yale School of Medicine ranked No. 10 for medical research, and Yale’s fine arts program ranked No. 2.

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