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U.S. News & World Report ranks Drake Law School #82 in Best Law School Rankings

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024

Drake University Law School was ranked among the top law schools in the nation in the newly released U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Law School rankings. The latest ranking at #82 reflects a six-point advancement in placement from the previous year.

The annual rankings evaluate institutions on their graduate job placement, faculty resources, academic profiles of entering students, and peer evaluations regarding perceived program quality. These rankings place a special emphasis on bar passage rate and graduate job placement.

“This ranking reflects the hard work of our faculty and staff and their dedication to preparing students to be ‘complete professionals’,” said Jerry Anderson, dean of the Drake University Law School. “Students not only receive a solid foundation in legal theory but also opportunities for hands-on, real-world experiences. This enables them to develop the skills they need to succeed right out of law school.”

In addition to the overall ranking, Drake Law’s legal writing program ranked #11 in the country and the Constitutional Law program rose fifty slots to #57.

This year’s ranking comes on the heels of several other acknowledgments of Drake Law School’s excellence in preparing students for future career success. This year, Drake Law has been recognized by preLaw magazine as a top school in six practice areas including child/family law, human rights, criminal law, business law, trial advocacy, and practical training. Drake also ranked #9 in preLaw’s Best Value Private Law Schools for the 2023-2024 academic year.

“While one number can’t encompass the quality of legal education you get at Drake Law, these accolades reflect a real sense of upward momentum, generated by the accomplishments of our students and faculty, supported by our strong alumni network,” said Dean Anderson. “It’s a great example of how everyone’s contributions make a positive difference.”

See the full list of U.S. News rankings for Drake Law School here.

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