TU College of Law ranked 86th

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Among the smallest law schools in the nation, TU Law advances 61 places in four years.

For a second year, The University of Tulsa College of Law is among the top 100 law schools in the nation, ranked 86th by U.S. News and World Report 2014 Best Graduate Schools.

As one of the smallest law schools in the country, TU has advanced in the rankings 61 spots during the past four years based on several factors. These include an overall quality assessment, reputation, selectivity of student applications, job placement success and faculty resources. There are 194 accredited law schools assessed in the rankings.

The law school has earned significant gains in most categories in recent years through focused efforts to attract qualified applicants, refining curriculum to align with the practical realities of the market, and providing meaningful professional experiences for students during their legal education.

“Thanks to the collective efforts of our admissions and professional development offices, faculty, alumni network and students, we have continued to excel at a time of mounting pressure on law schools and the legal job market,” said Janet Levit, Dean of the TU College of Law and Dean John Rogers Endowed Chair. “This improvement reflects a sharp focus on academic and professional excellence that continues to be at the core of our mission.”

TU Law graduates are obtaining employment at a rate well above the national average. TU’s most recent job placement rate of 92.3 percent for all 2011 graduates is more than 6 percentage points higher than the national average of 85.6 percent, based on the National Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP) Employment Report and Salary Survey for all law graduates from the class of 2011, which NALP released last year. Employment information for Class of 2012 will be released after March 15, 2013.

View more information about TU Law job placement statistics.

“Our commitment to strengthening the legal education at TU College of Law and our rise in national rankings is not a coincidence,” said University of Tulsa President Steadman Upham. “These strides have been made through the hard work of many, not the least of whom are our exceptional students and faculty. We will continue this course forward.”

About The TU College of Law

Nestled in one of the nation’s traditional energy centers in a state rich in oil, natural gas and wind resources, The University of Tulsa’s College of Law has built its reputation as a destination for energy law. In addition to energy, the college is also the national leader in Native American law, one of only a few schools in the nation to offer an LL.M. in Native American and Indigenous Law.

The TU College of Law, a private law school with a total enrollment of 325 students and a student to faculty ratio of 11:1, provides an academically rigorous, yet congenial atmosphere with opportunities for scholarship, leadership and faculty mentoring. Students have access to experiential learning opportunities through participation with student-driven legal journals, award-winning moot court teams, an on-campus clinic, pro bono program, and a broad range of externship opportunities. As a compliment to its renowned specialties in energy and Native American law, alternative degree offerings now include a Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law (MJEL) and a Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law (MJIL). TU’s Mabee Legal Information Center is recognized as one of the nation’s top university law libraries.

For more information on the University of Tulsa’s College of Law, visit www.utulsa.edu/law.

Michael Campbell