2014 Law School Rankings Released March 12, 2013
U.S. News & World Report, in its annual rankings released today, notes Gonzaga University School of Law has the highest employment rate nine months after graduation of any law school in the Northwest, which the Law School Admissions Council defines as Oregon and Washington. The publication ranks Gonzaga Law School among the top law schools in the nation at 113 (tie), the same as last year’s ranking.
The rankings are published in U.S. News’ 2014 edition of the book Best Graduate Schools and online.
Best Employment Rate in the LSAC Northwest Region
According to U.S. News & World Report’s rankings, 63.8 percent of Gonzaga Law School’s graduates in the Class of 2011 had full-time jobs nine months after graduating – the highest rate of any law school in the Northwest.
“This year’s rankings in U.S. News and World Report are independent confirmation that even during these turbulent times for legal education, Gonzaga Law was able to steer the course. As the only law school in the Northwest that maintained its ranking, we are proud of its real-world, learn-by-doing education model that many law schools are now just beginning to explore,” says Jane Korn, dean of Gonzaga Law School.
Skills Based Curriculum Proving Effectiveness
“Our ranking for job placement underscores the efficacy of Gonzaga Law School’s innovative curriculum and the quality and dedication of our faculty. Both the Gonzaga Law community and outside legal education experts are confident that in coming years this model will continue to prove itself for our graduates, employers, and the community,” Korn says.
About US News & World Report Rankings
The publication’s annual rankings of the over 200 accredited law schools in the United States are based on a weighted average of factors including: peer assessment; assessment score by lawyers/judges; selectivity; median undergraduate GPA; median LSAT scores; acceptance rate; placement success; bar exam passage rate; faculty resources; expenditures per student; student-faculty ratio; and library resources.
Gonzaga University School of Law currently enrolls approximately 450 students and is celebrating its centennial year.