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U.S. News Ranks Fordham Law No. 30 in Nation

In its 2012 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” released March 15, U.S. News & World Report ranked Fordham Law No. 30 among 190 United States law schools included in the rankings. The school’s evening program moved up one spot and is ranked No. 2 out of 80 such programs across the country.

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.


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