March 14, 2017 — Three University of Houston Law Center specialty programs maintained their Top 10 rankings in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey of the nation's law schools.
The school's Health Law program tied for 3rd place while Intellectual Property held the 8th position. The Law Center's part-time program remained tied for 6th among the nation's 81 schools that offer such programs.
Overall, the Law Center ranked 54th among the nation's 197 ABA accredited law schools.
"The Law Center is an excellent institution and remained steady in the rankings," said Dean Leonard M. Baynes. "Working together, we can continue to move this great institution forward."
The overall 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. Part-time rankings are based on reputation among deans and faculty at peer schools, LSAT scores, undergraduate GPAs, and the breadth of each school's part-time program.