March 15, 2011
Oregon Law continues to rank three programs in Top Ten
Oregon Law is continuing its streak of excellence in the annual U.S.News & World Report law school rankings. For the fourth year in row, the law school boasts three top ten programs. Oregon Law’s Legal Research and Writing (LRW), Environmental and Natural Resources Law (ENR), and Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs are among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report‘s 2012 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
The LRW program is ranked fifth, and the ADR and ENR programs both are ranked eighth in the recent report. This is the eighth year the ENR program has appeared in the top ten, the fifth year for the ADR program, and the fourth year for the LRW program (LRW rankings began in 2005).
Only ten law schools in the nation have three or more top specialty ranked programs, including Stanford University, Harvard University, Columbia University, Georgetown University and George Washington University.
Oregon Law’s reputational ranking — that is, how academic experts nationwide view the school — makes it the top-ranked school in the state of Oregon and the second in the Pacific Northwest, after the University of Washington.
Earlier this year, preLaw Magazine, a National Jurist publication, ranked Oregon Law among its 20 best public interest law schools.