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Michael Madison writes:

I’ll go out and a limb and say that as Research Dean at Pitt, I think that Paul Caron’s “Google Rank” list of U.S. law schools is more than a curiosity. Is it too much of a stretch to suggest that a school’s Google Rank is one very crude measure of the impact that its faculty, students, and alumni are having? ...

Harvard, Yale, and Stanford occupy the top three spots. In a modest surprise, the University of North Dakota School of Law pops up at number 11. (By linking to UND, do I help keep the school aloft?) Perhaps UND has a remarkable impact in the Peace Garden State.

Updated 11/07/07: Al Brophy suggests running this search in Google: “”law school” OR “school of law” OR “college of law” OR “law center” site:.edu”

Georgia State floats to number 4!

Here are the lists:

Google Law School Rankings

1. Google_2Harvard
2. Stanford
3. Yale
4. Michigan
5. Columbia
6. Chicago
7. Cornell
8. Brooklyn
9. Vanderbilt
10. NYU
11. North Dakota
12. Wisconsin
13. Pennsylvania
14. Suffolk
15. New York Law School
16. UC-Berkeley
17. Minnesota
18. Notre Dame
19. Tulane
20. George Washington
21. Vermont
22. Indiana-Bloomington
23. Texas
24. Widener
25. University of Washington
26. John Marshall (IL)
27. Washington University
28. Santa Clara
29. Baylor
30. Loyola-L.A.
31. UCLA
32. UC-Davis
33. Duke
34. Capital
35. George Mason
36. Southwestern
37. SUNY-Buffalo
38. North Carolina
39. Valparaiso
40. Wake Forest
41. Lewis & Clark
42. Temple
43. Maryland
44. Connecticut
45. Richmond
46. Drake
47. Boston University
48. Northwestern
49. Regent
50. New England
51. USC
52. Oregon
53. Miami
54. Duquesne
55. Wayne State
56. New Mexico
57. Penn State
58. Quinnipiac
59. Marquette
60. Villanova
61. Northeastern
62. Virginia
63. Case Western
64. Emory
65. Loyola-Chicago
66. St. Mary's
67. BYU
68. San Francisco
69. Seton Hall
70. Alabama
71. Georgia
72. Georgetown
73. Hofstra
74. South Carolina
75. William & Mary
76. Gonzaga
77. Creighton
78. Liberty
79. Rutgers-Newark
80. Boston College
81. St. Louis
82. Albany
83. Thomas Cooley
84. Campbell
85. Pace
86. Idaho
87. Whittier
88. Fordham
89. Pepperdine
90. San Diego
91. St. Thomas (FL)
92. Washburn
93. Roger WIlliams
94. Seattle
95. Oklahoma City
96. SMU
97. Pittsburgh
98. Hawaii
99. Nevada
100. California Western
101. Utah
102. Memphis
103. Colorado
104. Indiana-Indianapolis
105. McGeorge
106. Howard
107. Florida Coastal
108. Massachusetts
109. Loyola-New Orleans
110. Chapman
111. Rutgers-Camden
112. Maine
113. Kansas
114. Texas Tech
115. John Marshall (GA)
116. Ave Maria
117. Catholic
118. Concord
119. Thomas Jefferson
120. CUNY
121. Charleston
122. Mississippi College
123. Missouri-Columbia
124. LSU
125. North Carolina Central
126. Tennessee
127. Hamline
128. Southern Illinois
129. Mississippi
130. Arkansas-Little Rock
131. Washington & Lee
132. Florida
133. Mercer
134. Missouri-Kansas City
135. Cincinnati
136. Dayton
137. Western New England
138. Akron
139. Baltimore
140. UC-Hastings
141. DePaul
142. Chicago-Kent
143. Franklin Pierce
144. Louisville
145. Montana
146. Kentucky
147. American
148. Barry
149. Drexel
150. Texas-Wesleyan
151. Charlotte
152. West Virginia
153. UC-Irvine
154. Ohio State
155. St. John's
156. Detroit-Mercy
157. Elon
158. Arizona
159. Thurgood Marshall (Texas Southern)
160. Stetson
161. University of St. Thomas (MN)
162. Appalachian
163. South Dakota
164. Touro
165. Golden Gate
166. Faulkner
167. Houston
168. Iowa
169. Illinois
170. Nebraska
171. Georgia State
172. Florida State
173. Arizona State
174. Denver
175. Oklahoma
176. District of Columbia
177. Cleveland State
178. Nova
179. William Mitchell
180. Willamette
181. Ohio Northern
182. Michigan State
183. La Verne
184. Tulsa
185. Arkanas
186. Toledo
187. Wyoming
188. Northern Kentucky-Chase
189. South Texas

Results based on Google search for "law school" on October 30, 2007. For details of Google's search algorithm, see here.

Update: As other have pointed out, these rankings of course favor schools with "Law School" in their title (as opposed to "College of Law" or "School of Law"):

Top 10 -- "College of Law" search:

1. Georgia State
2. Florida State
3. Michigan State
4. Arizona State
5. Stetson
6. Illinois
7. Syracuse
8. Iowa
9. Cincinnati
10. Denver

Top 10 -- "School of Law" search:

1. NYU
2. Texas
3. Harvard
4. Columbia
5. Indiana-Bloomington
6. Boston University
7. Washington University
8. University of Washington
9. UCLA
10. Emory

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Comments (1)

Ryan Shaw on November 7, 2007 5:59 PM:

Also check out the Webometrics Ranking of World's Universities.

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