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Harvard and Yale are tied for the No. 1 spot on a list of law schools with the highest median LSAT scores.

Both schools a median score of 173 for full-time law students entering in the fall of 2017, U.S. News & World Report reports on its Short List blog.

Harvard is ranked third in the overall law school rankings released last month by U.S. News, while Yale is No. 1 overall.

The top 12 law schools for median LSAT scores are:

  • Harvard and Yale (tied for first with a median score of 173)
  • Columbia and Stanford (tied for third with a median score of 171)
  • University of Chicago (fifth with a median score of 170)
  • Duke, New York University, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia (tied for sixth with a median score of 169)
  • Northwestern and Washington University in St. Louis (tied for 11th, with a median score of 168)

The average median LSAT score was 156 across all 185 ranked law schools that submitted data to U.S. News. Among these schools, the school with the lowest LSAT ranking was the Appalachian School of Law in Virginia, with a median LSAT of 143.

Hat tip to Above the Law, which points out that Washington University in St. Louis was tied for 11th on the LSAT list, but ranked 18th overall by U.S. News.