University of Tennessee College of Law ranks among the best nationwide

The University of Tennessee College of Law Legal Clinic ranks 20th among university legal clinics nationwide, according to the most recent law school rankings reported by U.S. News and World Report.

The rankings, released Tuesday by the organization, also indicate that the UT Legal Clinic is the ninth best among clinics at public universities.

The UT Legal Clinic, now in its 71st year, is the oldest continuously operating clinic among U.S. law schools. It was founded in 1947 by Charles H. Miller, who was hailed as a pioneer in legal education. It provides hundreds of students opportunities each year to gain experience practicing law with the guiding hand of a professor, and it serves hundreds of deserving Tennesseans.

The rankings also place the UT College of Law 65th among all ABA accredited law schools and 34th among public schools.

College of Law Dean Melanie Wilson said she is pleased with the  recognition for the Clinic and with the faculty, staff and students who advance the mission of the College of Law with their commitment to excellence.

“We will continue to make improvements that further our strategic goals around student learning, quality scholarship, and service to the community,” she said. “We are committed to continuing our tradition of success.”