March 20, 2018 — The University of Houston Law Center maintained its strong showing in this year's U.S. News & World Report law school rankings with two of three specialty programs improving their longstanding positions among the nation's top 10.
The Law Center's Health Law program moved up to No. 2 from last year's No. 3 ranking while Intellectual Property and Information Law moved to 5th from the 8th spot. The school's part-time program tied for 7th. Overall, the Law Center ranks 56 among the nation's 197 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association.
Dean Leonard M. Baynes said, "We are a terrific law school. I am very proud of the Law Center's recognition in these areas of expertise."
The U.S. News rankings are based on a weighted average of 12 measures of quality, including assessments by academic peers, judges and lawyers, LSAT scores, undergraduate GPA, acceptance rate, student/faculty ratio, bar passage, graduate employment rate, and others. Data were collected in fall 2016 and early 2017.
Specialty rankings are based on surveys of legal educators specializing in those disciplines at peer institutions.