The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School has been named the #6 law school in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. This is the first time that Penn Carey Law has been the sole occupant of the #6 spot, marking the highest ranking the Law School has achieved since U.S. News began ranking law schools in 1987.
Moreover, several of the Law School’s specialty programs jumped in their respective U.S. News rankings, including Criminal Law & Procedure from seven to three.
“This upward mobility is a testament to our resolute commitment to fostering a stronger, more inclusive, more engaged community dedicated to training future lawyers, leaders, and innovators who will affect real, lasting change and create a better world,” said Ted Ruger, Law School Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law.
Each year, U.S. News’ Best Law Schools rankings evaluate institutions on graduate employment outcomes, faculty resources, academic achievements of entering students, and opinions by law schools, lawyers, and judges on overall program quality. The rankings measure 192 law schools that are fully accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).
In addition to the Law School’s impressive showing in the Criminal Law & Procedure category in the U.S. News & World Report law school specialty rankings, the Law School also placed in the Top 10 in Business/Corporate Law (fifth) and Contracts/Commercial Law (seventh).
Other specialties in which the Law School ranked in the Top 20, with last year’s rankings in parentheses, include:
- #12 Intellectual Property (13)
- #14 Constitutional Law (15)
- #14 International Law (14)
- #18 Tax (21)
- #20 Health Care (20)
“I am encouraged by our amazing growth and progress, spearheaded by the unwavering work of our extraordinary faculty, students, staff, and alumni supporters, and what it means for the future of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School,” said Ruger.