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April 15, 2010

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Three Oregon Law Programs Top Ten

Once again, Oregon Law boasts three top ten programs. The law school’s Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR), Environmental and Natural Resources Law (ENR), and Legal Research and Writing (LRW) programs are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report‘s 2011 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” Both the ADR and LRW programs are ranked seventh, and the ENR program is ranked eighth in the recent report. Best Graduate Schools 2011

This is the seventh time the ENR program has appeared in the top ten, the fourth time for the ADR program, and the third time for the LRW program (LRW rankings began in 2005).

Only three other schools in the nation can boast having more than three programs ranked in the top ten — Georgetown University, University of Maryland, and New York University.

Rankings in 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.

Overall, Oregon Law is ranked 80th in the nation. Ranking information is available online at www.usnews.com/grad and featured in the May issue of U.S. News & World Report magazine, on newsstands April 27, and in the America’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook, on sale April 20.

Oregon Law’s “reputational” ranking — that is, how the school is viewed by legal professionals nationwide — is 52, tied with Case Western Reserve University, Florida State University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Miami, Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, and George Mason University.

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