March 10, 2015 – Two of the University of Houston Law Center’s specialty programs moved up in the annual Top 10 rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.
Both programs, Intellectual Property and Information Law (IPIL) and Health Law, have consistently ranked among the Top 10 best programs in the nation. The IPIL program rose from 7th to 6th place in this year’s survey while the Health Law program improved from 9th to 8th place. The school’s part-time program, which broke into the Top 10 last year, slid one spot to 11th this year.
The school’s overall ranking dipped slightly from 58th to 59th among the nation’s 198 ABA-approved law schools.
“We are an excellent law school, which provides students with a powerful legal education through highly credentialed and well published faculty and a terrific staff providing world class career advising, admissions, and student services,” said Dean Leonard M Baynes.
“By working together, we can ensure that the rankings will match what we know to be our overall high quality.”
U.S. News rankings are based on several factors including peer, judicial, and lawyer assessments, undergraduate GPA, LSAT scores, faculty/student ratio, bar passage, and employment rate after graduation. Specialty programs are ranked by faculty teaching in the field.