MSU College of Law News

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 3, 2007

CONTACT: KATIE GALLAGHER
517/432-6848, galla145@law.msu.edu

MSU LAW MOVES UP IN U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKINGS

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State University College of Law announces its status in the most recognized ranking poll of higher education programs. U.S. News & World Report released the 2008 rankings and placed MSU Law in the third tier.

“We are pleased that an education at MSU Law is being recognized nationwide,” Acting Dean Cliff Thompson said. “While a boost in the U.S. News & World Report rankings is always something that is gratifying, the Law College never stops aiming to achieve more, while continually preparing our students with the best professional legal education.”

The Law College has the second best rating statewide and reflects the Law Collegeís commitment to practice-ready, interdisciplinary education.

MSU College of Law was in founded in 1891 and is a private institution of higher learning devoted exclusively to professional education in law. The Law College is one of only a few private law schools to be affiliated with a research university enabling it to provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary legal education program. Classes offered in its state-of-the-art facilities provide students the benefits of a Big Ten campus while maintaining the small school culture. Its 2006 graduates achieved a 93 percent bar examination passage rate nationwide and the Law College’s Intellectual Property and Communications Law Program falls in the nationís top-20 according to U.S. News & World Report. The Law College is one of the oldest continuously operating independent law colleges in the nation. For more information about the Law College, visit www.law.msu.edu.

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