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UH Law Center moves up in U.S. News annual rankings

Nelson Tebbe of Cornell Law School addresses University of Houston Law Center faculty, alumni and other attendees at the annual Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture.

March 17, 2020 — The University of Houston Law Center improved on three rankings, including its overall standing and two perennial Top 10 specialty programs, in the annual survey of the nation’s law schools released today by U.S. News & World Report.

The Law Center moved up three spots to a three-way tie for 56th among the country’s 194 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association. The law school’s Health Law program moved up to 3rd from 6th while Intellectual Property and Information Law rose two spots to 5th from 7th.

“U.S. News provides us with an important baseline of performance as compared to other law schools,” said Dean Leonard M. Baynes. “Despite of this baseline, we all know that UH Law Center is an excellent law school with well-credentialed faculty, hard-working and determined students, very accomplished alumni, and outstanding staff. It also has a diversity of world-class centers and institutes specializing in a wide-variety of the areas of the law.”

Other rankings included the Law Center’s Part-Time program, 12th, the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources and Tax Law programs, both 26th, Contracts-Commercial Law, 34th, Trial Advocacy, 44th, and International Law 46th.

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