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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Academics & Research

UHLC among top 50 in nation


In a five-way tie, the UH Law Center ranked at 50th in the nation for law schools in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey.

“The recent U.S. News rankings confirm what we all know and that is that the University of Houston Law Center is an academic powerhouse,” Dean Leonard Baynes said in a news release.

The University of California’s Hastings College of Law,  Tulane University Law School, Temple University Beasley School of Law and Florida State University College of Law were the other four schools tie with UHLC.

UHLC’s part-time, Intellectual Property Law and Health Law programs claimed a top 10 position in their specialty program rankings.

UHLC’s ranked specialty programs rose in individualized rankings except for its Intellectual Property Law which dropped to No. 8 from No. 6.

U.S. News & World Report survey determines over-all school placements based on an assortment of assessments, undergraduate GPA, LSAT scores, faculty to student ratio, bar passage, and employment rate after graduation.

Specialty program rankings are determined by in-field experts.

Part-time rankings are determined by  professional reputation at peer schools, LSAT scores, undergraduate GPAs and “the breadth” of each program, according to the news release.

UHLC was one of nearly 200 in the survey of ABA accredited law schools.

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