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U.S. News & World Report: Fordham Law 25th in Nation

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William Michael Treanor, Dean
Fordham University School of Law

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The 2008 edition of U.S. News’s America’s Best Graduate Schools ranks Fordham Law School as number 25 in the nation, up seven places from last year’s ranking at 32.

U.S. News and World Report releases its list ranking the nation’s best graduate schools each spring. The ranking system takes into consideration a number of objective and subjective factors, including reputation, selectivity, placement success, and faculty resources.

Several Fordham Law specialty programs were also recognized by U.S. News. The Dispute Resolution program was ranked 10th in its field, International Law was ranked 11th, Clinical Legal Education was ranked 15th, and Intellectual Property was ranked 23rd. Fordham Law was also named among the country’s most diverse law schools.

“I’m delighted that the recent rankings recognize the quality of our outstanding faculty, staff, students, and alumni,” said William Michael Treanor, dean and professor of law. “The U.S. News survey reflects what we have long known—that Fordham provides a complete legal education that is one of the best in the nation.”

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,600 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis J. Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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