University | 2:22 pm | March 28, 2013 | By Aleksandra Gjorgievska

On popularity, Law School still No. 1

Yale Law School
Yale Law School Photo by Jacob Geiger.

Yale Law School claimed the No. 1 spot on U.S. News and World Report’s list of the 10 most popular law schools in the nation.

Roughly 83 percent of applicants who received admission letters from Yale Law School for the 2012-’13 academic year accepted the offer, a number that is more than three times the national yield average, according to full- and part-time admissions data from 190 ranked law schools. While the national yield average fell from 28 percent in the 2011-’12 academic year to roughly 25 percent in the 2012-’13 academic year, Yale Law School’s yield continues to rise.

Yale Law School also retained the No. 1 spot in U.S. News’ rankings of the best law schools in the nation released earlier this month. Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School, which tied for the ranking’s second place, also showed yields higher than the national average this academic year.

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