Law School Enjoys Rise in U.S. News Rankings
Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law is ranked 79th in the 2012 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, compiled and published annually by U.S. News and World Report.
The new ranking represents a jump of 19 places from last year’s ranking, a challenging accomplishment in light of the complex methodologies the magazine relies on in computing the standings each year.
An improvement in the law school’s peer assessment among members of the bench and bar, as well as improved median LSAT scores appeared to favorably affect the 2012 tabulations.
The law school’s part-time law program is ranked 20th among law schools offering a part-time division program. Its clinical training program also remains among the nation’s best, holding for a second straight year at 17th.
“We are very pleased that the most recent U.S. News rankings better reflect what we have always known – CUA’s School of Law is a great school at which to earn a law degree,” said Dean Veryl V. Miles.
The rankings for law schools and other graduate programs were released on March 15. The 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools will be available on newsstands and for public purchase on April 5.