College of Law Climbs Six Places in U.S. News Rankings

For the second year in row, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law has climbed dramatically in the rankings of the nation’s top 100 law schools, according to data compiled by U.S. News & World Report and presented in the 2010 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools.  Currently, the College of Law is ranked 45thamong the nation’s top 100 law schools.  In 2009, the Quinney College of Law was ranked 51st in the same guide.  In 2008, the College was ranked 57th.

“The rankings reflect the school’s achievements along almost every index that the methodology weighs, including selectivity in admissions, improvement in reputation, a lower student-faculty ratio, success in career placement, and an increase in resources per student,” said Dean Hiram Chodosh.  “We are well aware of the instrumental importance of rankings as a rough (albeit profoundly imperfect) proxy of value for applicants, peers, donors, employers, and others.”

“As we celebrate this recognition and many other terrific achievements this year, let’s continue to stay focused on what really matters in our pursuit to improve the world around us,” Chodosh continued.  “If we take any pride and excitement from a boost in the rankings, let’s be sure to channel it in service of our core objectives:  the dedication to develop insightful research on the critical issues of our time, dynamic training of the next generation of leaders, and collaborative service contributions at the local, national, and global levels.”

Highlights of the graduate school rankings are scheduled to be published in the May print issue of U.S. News & World Report magazine, available for newsstand purchase beginning on April 28, and the America’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook also available on April 28.

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