March 11, 2019 | U.S. News and World Report has ranked Pepperdine Law number 51 in the country in its 2020 Best Law Schools rankings. The newly released rankings reflect a significant increase for Pepperdine Law, which has advanced 21 spots in just two years.
“We are pleased to see the School of Law recognized for the growing excellence of its academic program. In particular, we are proud that the rise in our ranking was driven in part by the improved credentials of our entering class and job placement of our graduating class, as well as our rising reputation among academics, lawyers, and judges,” said Paul Caron, Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean of the Pepperdine School of Law. “We are grateful for the efforts of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends who together make Pepperdine Law such a special place.”
Pepperdine Law was also recognized for excellence in several specialty programs in rankings voted on by faculty in those fields, including rankings of #2 in dispute resolution, #32 in tax law, and #33 in clinical training. New this year, voters were given the opportunity to evaluate programs at all eligible law schools.
The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution remains a leader in the field of alternative dispute resolution, having been ranked the number one dispute resolution program by peers in 13 of the last 15 years.
“The Straus Institute has a preeminent record of excellence and expertise in dispute resolution scholarship, training, and global engagement,” said Thomas J. Stipanowich, associate dean of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. “For three decades we have been a leader in preparing effective negotiators, peacemakers, and problem solvers and a driving force for improving the culture of conflict in America and the world.”
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