DePaul University College of Law placed at No. 84, up 14 places from last year, in the latest U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Schools” rankings. This is the sixth consecutive year that DePaul has been ranked among the nation’s top law schools by U.S. News.
Two of DePaul’s specialty programs—health law and intellectual property—consistently rank among the best in the country. In this year’s specialty rankings, the health law program placed 15th and the intellectual property program placed 17th in their respective categories.
In the area of diversity, DePaul again was identified among those law schools that offered a racially and/or ethnically mixed student body. U.S. News cited diverse schools based on the total proportion of minority students, not including international students, and the mix of racial and ethnic groups on campus.
DePaul also placed 28th among the 80 accredited law schools surveyed that offer a part-time option.
New to the survey this year is a category in which lawyers ranked nearly 100 law schools. DePaul placed 67th among the schools on this list.
Selected rankings will appear in the April edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine and in the 2012 edition of the guidebook, America’s Best Graduate Schools. More information, including law school rankings methodology, is available on the U.S. News website.