College of Law and Center Rank Highly in U.S. News and World Report
ATLANTA – Georgia State University College of Law continues to be ranked among the top third of the nation’s law schools, coming in at No. 61 in the U.S. News Media Group’s 2012 edition ofAmerica’s Best Law Schools, which also ranks the school’s popular part-time program at No. 20 in the country.
The college’s highly regarded Health Law program continued to be recognized at the elite level, coming in at No. 5 in the current rankings.
“These rankings from U.S. News provide further confirmation of the great legal education we are providing to our students at Georgia State Law,” said Dean Steven J. Kaminshine. “Our part-time program has long been a source of pride for the law school, and I’m glad to see it continue to receive this recognition as a fabulous program in the Atlanta community. The Center for Law, Health & Society, under the direction of Charity Scott, has consistently been recognized as one of the top health law programs in the country, and we are pleased to see that reflected in the rankings.”
The Center for Law, Health & Society continues to grow and expand the opportunities for educational programming and innovative research in health law, policy and ethics. “The ranking of our health law program reflects the continued national recognition of our exceptional faculty, their scholarship and professional engagement, and our strong interdisciplinary curriculum and clinical programs,” Scott said. “The success of our students and graduates in health law also contributes significantly to the strength of our programs.”
The U.S. News rankings are just the latest positive recognition for Georgia State Law. The college recently was named the No. 1 Best Value Law School by The National Jurist. Earlier this month, in its annual list of the top 50 “Go-To” law schools, the National Law Journal ranked Georgia State at No. 32 for its percentage of graduates who were hired as first-year associates at the nation’s top firms.
The Georgia State University College of Law has moved steadily through the U.S. News overall rankings, from No. 97 five years ago to No. 60 for the 2011 edition. In 2007, it celebrated its 25th anniversary.