Campbell Law returns to top tier in latest U.S. News rankings

RALEIGH, North Carolina – Campbell Law School is once again included in the top tier for law schools per U.S. News & World Report. Campbell Law placed 144th nationally in the new rankings released on Wednesday, March 16.

Law school rankings are included as a part of the publication’s Best Graduate Schools 2017 guidebook, available on newsstands April 5.

“It’s nice to be included because we know that based upon the objective measures we are entitled to be there,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings of law schools fully accredited by the American Bar Association are based on a weighted average of 12 measures of quality. Data was collected in fall 2014 and early 2015. The measures of quality include peer assessment score, assessment score by lawyers/judges, selectivity, media LSAT scores, median undergraduate GPA, acceptance rate, placement success, bar passage rate, faculty resources, expenditures per student, student-faculty ratio, and library resources.

Of the seven law schools in North Carolina, Campbell Law stands as one of four institutions ranked inside the top tier. The others are Duke, Wake Forest, and UNC-Chapel Hill.

Campbell Law was previously ranked in 2014 and 2013.