Law school climbs to No. 64 in U.S. News & World Report rankings
The University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law (Denver Law) has again jumped in the rankings as U.S. News & read more…
The University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law (Denver Law) has again jumped in the rankings as U.S. News & World Report releases its annual list of law schools and programs, with four of the school’s specialized programs ranked among the nation’s best.
The publication’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” survey ranks Denver Law at No. 64 in the country, up 16 spaces since 2010 and 24 spaces since 2008. The school is tied with Seton Hall University, Pennsylvania State University and the University of New Mexico. Denver Law was previously ranked No. 69.
In addition, U.S. News ranks four of the law school’s specialty programs. The clinical training program ranks 15th best in the country, the environmental and natural resources program 17th, trial advocacy 9th and legal writing 11th, up five positions from last year. Denver Law’s part-time law degree program is ranked the 12th best in the nation.
Martin Katz, dean of Denver Law, says the rankings reflect an ongoing commitment to providing relevant, rigorous programs for students. The Denver Law strategic plan focuses on experiential learning to prepare excellent lawyers who are ready to hit the ground running on day one of employment
“The best measure of our success is illustrated in large part by our ability to produce graduates who are increasingly well-prepared—practice-ready, client-ready, and ready to make a difference in their communities and in the world,” Katz says. “As our strategic plan implementation efforts reap rewards, Denver Law will continue to increase its stature as a leader in educating tomorrow’s lawyers.”
U.S. News & World Report ranks law and other graduate programs, incorporating expert opinion and statistical data collected on more than 1,200 programs.