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Slight Rise for CUA Law in 2014 U.S. News Law School Rankings

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The 2014 edition of U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools ranks the Columbus School of Law at # 80, up from # 82 the previous year, according to the March 12 release of its annual survey. 
The law school’s part-time program enjoyed a larger boost and is ranked # 18 nationally, a nearly ten place increase from # 27 in the 2013 edition.  Approximately 15 percent of all U.S. law students are enrolled in part time programs, which generally take four years to complete.

The part-time ranking is based on four factors: reputation among deans and faculty at peer schools, LSAT scores and undergraduate GPAs of students entering in fall 2012, and the breadth of each school’s part-time program.
The overall rankings are based upon the U.S.News survey of programs at 195 ABA-accredited law schools. 
Highlights of the rankings will be published in the Best Graduate Schools 2014 print edition, available in April, 2013.
There was little movement in this year’s rankings among top ten law schools, but some dramatic rises and drops were seen among some other law schools. Those interested can view the National Law Journal’s analysis here.