The trend over time for the law school in terms of the U.S. News ranking’s objective and subjective measures of excellence has been positive. The student-quality data analyzed by U.S. News—particularly GPA and LSAT scores—was even stronger than in the previous year. In addition, the school’s reputation score with bench and bar voters moved up from 3.2 to 3.5.
In the 2012 edition, Fordham Law remained among the country’s most diverse law schools, and several specialty programs were ranked nationally, including:
• dispute resolution at No. 11;
• intellectual property law at No. 12, up three spots from last year; and
• clinical training at No 13.