UT College of Law ranked among top programs by U.S. News

In the newly released 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Law Schools rankings, the University of Tennessee College of Law continued to be ranked among the best law schools nationwide. The college ranked 26th among public institutions and 52nd nationally.

The College of Law Legal Clinic further enhanced its longstanding national reputation as one of top clinical programs in the country, rising three spots to 8th among public institutions and 19th nationwide.

The college’s business – corporate law program ranked13th among publics and 35th overall, while the legal writing program climbed nine spots to 37th nationally and 21st among public institutions. The health care law program is ranked 21st among publics and rose 14 spots nationally to 47th.

College of Law Dean and Elvin E. Overton Distinguished Professor of Law, Lonnie T. Brown, Jr. said the rankings are a gratifying validation of the hard work of the college’s faculty, staff and students.

“Our scholarly reputation, along with our longstanding commitment to public service and exceptional preparation of students to be ethical and skilled leaders within the profession are rightfully being recognized,” said Brown.

The U.S. News Best Law Schools rankings are based on evaluation of institutions’ academic achievements of entering students, faculty resources, and opinions by professors, lawyers and judges on overall program quality.