UT Law ranked 52nd among all law schools by U.S. News

The University of Tennessee College of Law ranks 52nd among all U.S. law schools and 16th for clinical training in the nation, according to the 2016 U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings released today.

UT Law rose twenty spots in the overall law school rankings this year and rose eleven spots among all public law schools. The college ranks 27th among all public law schools.

The College of Law’s legal clinical program—the longest-running in the nation—rose to 16th among all U.S. law schools, up from 25th last year. UT Law ranks eighth in clinical training among all public US law schools this year, compared to tenth last year.

“The UT College of Law is one of the strongest law schools in the country, and our bold increase in this year’s U.S. News rankings is just another reflection of that strength,” said Doug Blaze, dean of UT Law. “Just look at the evidence: Our incoming students are talented and promising future attorneys, our graduates are starting their careers successfully in a difficult job market, and our reputation for offering both a sound foundation of legal knowledge and opportunities for practical legal training is on the rise.”

U.S. News compared 198 public and private law schools for this year’s rankings. The rankings are based on a variety of factors, including selectivity during admission, career placement, faculty and library resources, and the opinions of faculty, judges, lawyers, and law school recruiters from throughout the United States.

For the full 2016 graduate rankings, visit the U.S. News and World Report website. U.S. News and World Report also will feature the material in its annual America’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook.