Vanderbilt Law School moved up to No. 15 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of law schools. Vanderbilt tied for 16th in last year’s rankings.
“Like many legal educators, I take issue with some aspects of U.S. News & World Report‘s ranking methodology, but it’s always gratifying to have confirmation of what we already know — that Vanderbilt Law School is one of the nation’s and the world’s very best," said Dean Edward L. Rubin. "Excellence in legal scholarship and education, rather than our position in the rankings, will continue to be our primary focus. Nonetheless, this is a good occasion to congratulate our staff, our students and our faculty on their extraordinary efforts and accomplishments.”
Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development is now the second-ranked education school in the nation, and the research program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center moved up two spots to tie at No. 16 with the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago.
“It is clear that Vanderbilt’s graduate and professional programs are recognized as among the best in the country,” said Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. "We can point with pride to the many factors that make this possible, chief among them the quality and accomplishments of our faculty and students. That is the heart of a great university.”