April 28, 2010
Oregon Law’s Peer Assessment Score Remains Solid
According to the 2011 U.S.News & World Report Peer Assessment Score, Oregon Law is again the top school in the state and one of the top two schools in the Pacific Northwest.
Legal educators nationwide consistently rank Oregon Law among the best in the nation in this assessment of law schools that plays into each school’s overall ranking. This year, 188 law schools were ranked among their peers — Oregon Law was ranked 52.
“Prospective law students like to know they’re making the right investment,” notes Lawrence Seno, Jr., assistant dean of admissions at Oregon Law. “When professors and deans at other law schools rank us the best in the state and one of the two best in the Pacific Northwest, it’s a great affirmation to students of the quality of Oregon’s faculty and academic program.”
Also impressive this year is the fact that Oregon Law again boasted three top ten programs in U.S. News‘s “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. These specialty rankings are based solely on nominations by legal educators at peer institutions.
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.