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April 24, 2009

Three Oregon Law Programs Again Ranked Top Ten by U.S. News & World Report

Oregon Law’s Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR), Environmental and Natural Resources Law (ENR), and Legal Research and Writing (LRW) programs are once again among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Reports 2010 edition of “Americas Best Graduate Schools.”  The LRW Program has moved up from tenth in 2009 to sixth, the ADR Program ranked seventh, and the ENR Program ranked tenth in the recent report. 

Rankings in the U.S. News & World Report‘s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” are based on student selectivity, placement success, faculty resources, and separate measures of institutional reputation. Having three programs ranked in the top ten puts Oregon Law in an elite group with schools such as Harvard University, Northwestern University, and the University of California at Berkeley. Schools having more than three programs ranked in the top ten include Georgetown University, American University, New York University, University of Maryland, and Stanford University. One-hundred eighty-four accredited programs were surveyed in order to gather the information used in the rankings.
As a whole, Oregon Law is ranked seventy-seventh in the nation, a five-place improvement over last year’s ranking of eighty-second. Ranking information is available online at www.usnews.com/grad and featured in the May U.S. News & World Report magazine, on newsstands  April  28.

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