McGeorge School of Law

McGeorge Programs Earn Top Rankings

March 15, 2012

It's rankings season for American law schools, and McGeorge has received high marks on several fronts this spring.

In the 2013 U.S. News & World Report rankings announced on March 13, two of McGeorge's J.D. programs received Top 20 ratings out of 195 ABA-accredited schools:

  • The highly acclaimed Global Lawyering Skills program was ranked No. 13 in the country in the magazine's Legal Writing specialty.
  • McGeorge's influential International Law program was ranked No. 17, tied with Northwestern, UCLA, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Pennsylvania.

McGeorge's overall ranking came in at No. 101 among 195 top law schools, down one spot from last year. However, its Evening Division program was rated No. 23 out of 75 law schools in the Part-Time Programs category, up from No. 38 last year. The law school's diverse student enrollment was cited as No. 21 in the publication's Law School Diversity Ratings Index.

Other McGeorge programs have also received recent national recognition. Based on 2011 intercollegiate competition results, the Pacific Moot Court Competition Team was ranked No. 13 in Brian Koppen's Law School Advocacy Rankings and No. 9 by the Blakeley Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center. McGeorge's Trial Advocacy program, which plays host to the National Ethics Trial Competition this week, also rates highly in competitive rankings.

In December 2011, The National Jurist magazine recognized 63 American law schools in five different categories as the best schools in preparing students for public service. McGeorge was ranked in the Top 20 in the categories "Top Schools for Prosecutorial/Public Defender Jobs," and "Top Schools for Government Jobs."