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College of Law ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s best graduate schools

The University of Toledo College of Law has moved up in the most recent U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings.

The law school is ranked 129 among the 195 accredited law schools profiled in the magazine’s 2013 Best Graduate Schools edition.

“We are pleased to have moved up in the rankings of the top law schools in the country,” Dean Daniel Steinbock said. “The UT College of Law has long had a strong program, and we are pleased to see U.S. News & World Report’s rankings recognize that.”

The UT College of Law’s part-time program was ranked 35 among the 85 part-time programs in the country in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Steinbock attributes the rise in ranking to improved credentials of the law school’s most recent entering class and healthy rates of employment among graduates.

In addition, National Jurist magazine in January named the UT College of Law among the “Best Schools for Public Service” for preparing law students for criminal law practice. The college was recognized as one of the top 20 schools in the nation for preparing students for prosecutor and public defender positions.

National Jurist also has named the College of Law a “Best Value” law school for three straight years, recognizing it among the U.S. law schools providing the best value in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The magazine announces the best value law schools each fall.

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