Wednesday, April 29, 2009

U.S. News Ranks University of Arkansas School of Law in Top Tier

U.S. News and World Report’s 2010 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools ranked the University of Arkansas School of Law in the top tier of U.S. law schools. The School of Law tied for 94th place among all public and private law schools.

“We are thrilled to be included among the top tier of law schools,” said Cynthia Nance, dean of the School of Law. “This ranking is a testament to the outstanding work being done by our faculty and students and the remarkable achievements of our alumni. The School of Law has enjoyed a historic year, from the dedication of our building expansion with Associate Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to the recent visit of President George H.W. Bush. It’s heartening to know that colleagues nationwide are taking note of our great strides.”

The building expansion completed during the past year added approximately 64,000 square feet of classroom, library, office, lounge, and other space to create a quadrangle that encloses a beautiful courtyard. The new space provides for a professional learning environment incorporating state-of-the-art technology.

“I am very pleased that the School of Law is being recognized, rightfully, as one of the best in the nation,” said Chancellor G. David Gearhart. “As an alumnus of the law school, I am doubly pleased. The law school’s success reflects positively on the entire University of Arkansas, and I thank Dean Nance, the faculty, staff, students and alumni for their good work.”

Comment from the LL.M. Program - U.S. News does not rank LL.M. Programs, but we remain very proud of our status as the only LL.M. Program in Agricultural Law - I guess that makes us number 1!

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