The latest law school rankings have been released, and a few of the schools that were on the fringes of last year’s rankings are moving up in the rankings. The University of Montana School of Law is now No. 103, while the City University of New York is now No. 104. In terms of the number of graduates, the University of St. Louis School of Law has gained 31 spots.
University of Montana School of Law moves up 31 spots to No. 103
University of Montana School of Law grads are getting more attention in the national law school rankings. The Alexander Blewett III School of Law moved up 31 spots in the most recent U.S. News & World Report Best Law Schools list, earning a spot at 103 nationally. The rankings take into account the employment rate and bar passage rates of law school graduates, as well as the cost of tuition and living expenses. The ranking method also recognizes law schools with low student debt after graduation.
The law school offers concentrations in trial advocacy and Native American law. Montana has seven Indian Reservations and eight state-recognized tribal nations. Students can get exposure to these issues through the school’s Native American Law Clinic and Native American Law Student Association. The law school also publishes the Montana Law Review and a law journal focused on these issues.
City University of New York School of Law moves up 31 spots to No. 104
The USNWR rankings rank the top law schools in the United States. These rankings are heavily weighted by peer assessment scores and evaluations by eminent legal professionals of the quality of a law school’s graduate program. Although peer assessments aren’t an exact science, they are a good indicator of a school’s reputation and the quality of its graduates.
The City University of New York School of Law has earned national acclaim for its clinical law program. It is now regarded as one of the nation’s top public-interest law schools. It recently tied with Georgetown University as the top-ranked law school for clinical law education. This recognition is a testament to the school’s commitment to serving the public and advocating for underrepresented groups.
Applicants should also consider their employment prospects once they graduate. Attending law school is a dream for some people, but for others, the goal is to become a lawyer and build a successful legal career. When choosing a law school, look for the employment rate and bar passage rate of graduates in different sectors of law.