UH Law Center moving up in national rankings

Places in top 50 while three specialty programs hold top 10 positions.

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March 12, 2013 – The University of Houston Law Center moved up nine places to No. 48 in the national ranking of law schools conducted annually by U.S. News & World Report. Two of the law school’s specialty programs, Health Law and Intellectual Property Law, continued to place in the top 10 nationally.

“The University of Houston Law Center has remained steady in its rankings over the years, and we are glad our numbers continue to improve. Rankings are nice, but what really matters is that we provide an outstanding legal education and jobs for our students,” said UHLC Interim Dean Richard Alderman.

UH Law Center tied for 48th with Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Florida State University, Tulane University Law School, and the University of California – Hastings.

For its 2014 guidebook, the magazine considered 12 factors for 194 ABA-accredited schools to arrive at the overall rankings. Weighted factors included a quality assessment by faculty members at each school, lawyers, and judges; selectivity; placement success; and faculty resources. The Law Center ranked 57th in the previous year. Specialty programs are ranked by faculty who teach in the field. The Law Center’s Intellectual Property Law program ranks No. 7 and Health Law ranks No. 8 in the latest guide. U.S. News also recognized UHLC’s part-time program singling it out as 16th in the country. And for the first time, the Law Center’s tax program was nationally ranked at No. 18.

For more information: 

Media Contacts: Carrie Criado, UH Law Center Executive Director of Communications and Marketing, 713-743-2184, cacriado@central.uh.edu; or John T. Kling, UH Law Center Communications Manager, 713- 743-8298, jtkling@central.uh.edu.

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves more than 40,700 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.

About the University of Houston Law Center

The University of Houston Law Center is the leading law school in the nation's fourth-largest city. Founded in 1947, it is a top-tier institution awarding Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees. The Law Center is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

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