TU Continues Climb in Law School Rankings

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The University of Tulsa College of Law advanced 13 spots compared to last year in a nation-wide ranking of law schools in the 2012 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s "Best Graduate Schools."

TU is ranked 110 out of 188 schools. This year’s jump comes on the heels of a 24-spot improvement in last year’s ranking, making an increase of 37 places over two years.

"I am proud of the continuing progress the rankings reflect," said Janet Levit, Dean and Dean John Rogers Endowed Chair of the TU College of Law. "Support from the TU administration and the hard work of law students, faculty, and staff are paying off in the form of an enhanced reputation for the college and practice-ready graduates prepared to serve the community."

A breakdown of the areas used to compile the rankings shows an increase in the reputational assessment of lawyers and judges and improvements in the LSAT scores and undergraduate GPAs of TU’s 2010 first-year students. TU also scored better in the categories of acceptance rate, student/faculty ratio, and the percentage of graduates employed nine months after graduation.

This advancement is in line with the college’s strategic goals of improving the quality of its incoming classes, creating an unparalleled student experience that opens post-graduation opportunities, and raising its local, regional, and national reputation through the accomplishments of its faculty, students, and alumni.

Scott Been