March 16, 2016
The U.S. News & World Report released its 2017 Best Graduate Schools Guide today, March 16, 2016, which included rankings for the nation's 196 ABA accredited law schools. McGeorge School of Law rose in the overall rankings to 144 in the 2017 Guide.
The U.S. News & World Report also ranks law schools by topic specialties based on peer review, and McGeorge School of Law is ranked this year as 12th in Trial Advocacy and 25th in International Law. Additionally, McGeorge was ranked 38th in part-time law programs and 60th on a list of the top 100 most diverse schools this year.
"The overall U.S. News rankings have been the subject of criticism about validity," said Dean Francis J. Mootz III. "But we are pleased to be recognized by peers in both International Law and Trial Advocacy, and that The National Jurist recently recognized our program for excellence in practical training and in government law careers."
U.S. News & World Report has ranked McGeorge's International Law program among the top 25 best programs in the country for the fifth year in a row, and among the top 12 programs in Trial Advocacy for the second year in a row, and for the third year of the past six.
The National Jurist honored McGeorge School of Law in its annual honor roll of best schools for practical training in the spring 2016 issue of its PreLaw magazine. In its winter 2016 edition of PreLaw magazine, The National Jurist recognized McGeorge School of Law as No. 3 among 20 top law schools for excellence in public service careers in the government category, along with Notre Dame Law School, Washington University and American University. McGeorge received an A grade in two of the three graded criteria in the magazine.
The McGeorge competition teams continue to excel again this year. In February a McGeorge
team won the National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition and in April two
McGeorge teams will compete against 22 other finalists at the American Bar Association's
National Appellate Advocacy Competition national tournament.