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Catholic University's Clinical Training Program Rises in U.S. News Rankings

The clinical legal education programs at the Columbus School of Law are ranked 11 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report's annual Best Law Schools issue (Specialty Rankings: Clinical Training) released on April 23, 2009.

This year's placement elevates the legal clinical program five spots from last year's ranking and is based on votes by legal educators who nominated up to 15 schools in each field. For the first time ever, U.S. News also ranked part-time law programs. The Columbus School of Law's four-year evening J.D. program was ranked 21 among the approximately 85 part-time law programs offered in the U.S.

"The outstanding faculty members who are responsible for the continuing excellence of our legal clinic and training programs have enjoyed an unusually stellar year, even measured by their own high standards," said Dean Veryl Miles, referring to a number of prestigious awards and honors that the clinic's professors have garnered from peers within the past year. "I am gratified, but not surprised, that their dedication and hard work has translated into an enhanced standing in the U.S. News ranking of clinical training programs."

Overall, the Columbus School of Law was ranked 94 by U.S. News, keeping the law school in the Top 100.