U.S. News Ranks 8 USD School of Law Specialty Programs in Top 25% Rankings

U.S. News Ranks 8 USD School of Law Specialty Programs in Top 25% Rankings

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SAN DIEGO (March 31, 2021) – The U.S. News and World Report selected eight University of San Diego (USD) School of Law specialty programs for their top 25% of the 2022 Best Graduate Programs rankings. The programs are Intellectual Property, Constitutional Law, Tax, Business and Corporate Law, Criminal Law, International Law and Contracts, and the Part-Time program. Two additional specialty programs are near the top 25%, Trial Advocacy and Health Care.

"I am delighted that our outstanding programs are receiving this type of well-deserved recognition," said Dean Robert Schapiro.  “Our exceptional faculty and students ensure that these areas of distinction shine brightly.  Several of these programs ranked even higher this year, continuing their increasing trajectory of excellence.

The U.S. News' Best Law Schools rankings evaluate institutions on their successful placement of graduates, their faculty resources, the academic achievements of entering students, and opinions by law schools, lawyers and judges on overall program quality. The rankings measure 193 law schools that are fully accredited by the American Bar Association, or ABA.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

ach year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world.  The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates.  The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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