Health Law Program Ranked No. 3 in Nation

ATLANTA — Georgia State Law’s highly regarded Center for Law, Health & Society ranked No. 3, up from No. 8 in 2014, in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings released March 10. This is the ninth consecutive year it has been named one of the top 10 health law programs by U.S. News.

“Our health law program is distinguished by its breadth and depth,” said Leslie E. Wolf, professor of law and director for the Health Law Center. “With 10 full-time faculty members, we offer courses and engage in scholarship on virtually every facet of health law. I’m delighted to have their contributions recognized by our national colleagues.”

Georgia State University College of Law rose eight spots to No. 56, out of 198 ranked schools in the U.S. News & World Report graduate rankings. The College of Law was at No. 64 last year.

“The rankings continue to reflect the quality of our program,” said Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor of law. “Legal education is at a crossroads, given the changes in the profession. Georgia State Law continues to focus on its strengths of educating lawyers grounded both in theory and practice while remaining affordable and accessible.”

The college’s part-time program remains No. 14 in the nation.

The college again was included among the most diverse law schools in the nation by U.S. News. In addition, Georgia State Law consistently has been ranked a best-value school by National Jurist and Pre-Law magazines.

U.S. News bases its law school rankings on 12 factors, including placement success: quality assessments from deans, lawyers and judges; median LSAT scores and undergraduate grade-point average of students entering in fall 2014; selectivity; bar passage rates; student-faculty ratio; library resources; financial aid; and faculty resources.