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 BRIEFLY NOTED
 UHLC MOVES UP IN U.S. NEWS ANNUAL RANKINGS
 The University of Houston Law Center improved on three rankings, including its overall standing and two perennial Top 10 specialty programs, in the annual survey of the nation’s law schools released in March by U.S. News & World Report.
The Law Center moved up three spots to a three-way tie for 56th among the country’s 194 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association. The law school’s Health Law program moved up to 3rd from 6th while Intellectual Property and Information Law rose two spots to 5th from 7th.
“U.S. News provides us with an important baseline of performance as compared to other law schools,” said Dean Leonard M. Baynes.
“Despite of this baseline, we all know that UH Law Center is an excellent law school with well-credentialed faculty, hardworking and determined students, very accomplished alumni, and outstanding staff. It also has a diversity of world-class centers and institutes specializing in a wide variety of the areas of the law.”
Other rankings included the Law Center’s Part-Time program, 12th; the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources and Tax Law programs, both 26th; Contracts-Commercial Law, 34th; Trial Advocacy, 44th; and International Law, 46th.
LAW.COM SURVEY FINDS UHLC AMONG ‘GO-TO’ SCHOOLS FOR ‘BIG LAW’
The University of Houston Law Center placed 34th among the nation’s top 50 law schools in Law.com’s annual “Go-To” survey, which was published in March. The survey is based on the percentage of 2019 graduates hired as associates by the 100 largest firms in the country.
The “2020 Go-To Law School Big Law” hiring report notes 13.85 percent of the 2019 graduating class joined the large firms. The publication noted the Law Center “does particularly well with Texas powerhouse firms.”
“Our Law Center students are eager, talented and smart,” said Dean Leonard M. Baynes. “I am very proud of their accomplishments, working at some of the nation’s largest and most prestigious law firms. I also credit the amazing work of our Career Development Office who work with our students to get them ready for these job opportunities as well as many others.”
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