McGeorge School of Law

McGeorge Programs Earn National Acclaim

April 5, 2007

McGeorge achieves distinction in having two programs noted among the nation’s top 20.

Dean Parker noted that she, like all US law school deans, continues to be concerned at the weight students and alumni tend to place on overall U.S. News and World Report rankings. “The sad fact is that this rating scale pays no attention to what actually happens during law school, instead, relying almost exclusively on incoming scores, undergraduate grades and reputational survey results from participants with little direct knowledge of any law school but their own,” said Parker.

“In contrast, the U.S. News specialty rankings result from the selection of those working in the field being evaluated, and are worthy of greater consideration. In this regard, I am pleased to report that two of McGeorge's flagship certificate programs received national recognition this week when U.S. News & World Report released its 2008 law school rankings.”

McGeorge's International Law program was again listed among the Top 20 specialty programs (No. 19 nationally, and No. 4 in the West) in that category while the law school's Advocacy program achieved similar status (No. 17 nationally, and No. 2 in the West) in the magazine's annual guide to " America's Best Graduate Schools." Additionally, the law school is again recognized as among the nation's most diverse schools, and, for the third year, is named in the top 100 law schools.

US News does not rank Governmental Affairs programs, another certificate concentration area where McGeorge is considered by its peers to be among the best in the nation.