Duquesne University’s School of Law leaped 23 spots in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Graduate School Rankings.
Last year, Duquesne placed among top-tier law schools for the first time in a decade. This year, Duquesne jumped up to the 121st spot, shared with seven other institutions, including DePaul University in Chicago.
The Law School was also ranked 12th best Legal Research and Writing program in the country, continuing a recent trend of dominance in this area, and advanced to No. 48 nationally in part-time law programs.
“This significant rise in our ranking demonstrates that Duquesne Law School is being recognized as a first-rate name in legal education,” said Dean Ken Gormley. “Despite declines in enrollment nationally, we’ve insisted on sticking to our high standards. The University has strongly supported us in insisting on excellence rather than compromising our standards to fill seats. It’s rewarding and humbling to receive this positive endorsement from our peers around the country.”