The University of Houston Law Center moved up four slots to 56th among the nation’s 190 accredited law schools in the annual ranking compiled by U.S. News & World Report. Three specialty programs were again ranked in the Top 10 with health care and intellectual property law both ranked 6th and the Law Center’s part-time program ranked 8th nationally.
“The quality of the rankings reflects the hard work of the faculty, students and staff of the Law Center,” said Dean Raymond T. Nimmer. “In addition to these rankings, the Houston Law Review has been ranked in the top 3% of all law journals in the country and the Law Center had been ranked by the National Law Journal as 42nd in the country as a “go to” law school measured by the percent of graduates placed in the country’s top 250 law firms.
“Rankings should be taken with a grain of salt and a healthy skepticism, but this is a fine law school whose quality is increasingly being recognized around the country and internationally. I am proud to be the Dean.”
In 2010, the school ranked 60th overall with specialty programs ranked 4th in health care law, 8th in intellectual property and 10th among part-time schools.