April 22, 2010
The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific's advocacy program earned a No. 5 ranking in the nation in the 2011 US News & World Report annual guide to "America's Best Graduate Schools," which will be published April 20.
McGeorge is tied for fifth with Georgetown University and ranks first among law schools in the west in the magazine's Trial Advocacy specialty ratings. The law school's international law program was ranked 15th and among the top three in the west. The specialty rankings are voted on by experts in those specialties at all 200 ABA-accredited law schools. The only other law schools to earn top 20 rankings in both advocacy and international law were Georgetown University in Washington DC, Northwestern University in Chicago, Temple University in Philadelphia, and Washington University in St. Louis.
McGeorge was ranked in the magazine's Top 100 overall law schools for the fifth time in six years, with its part-time program ranked 43rd in only the second year part-time programs were ranked. The law school was also recognized for student diversity at No. 40 among ABA-accredited law schools.