The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s traditional strengths as a top-tier law school are reflected in Spring 2016 rankings of top U.S. law schools. According to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 edition of Best Graduate Schools, for the second year in a row, the law school retained its position as a top 10 program for environmental law.
The College of Law’s historically strong program in environmental and natural resources law, with its flagship Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment, was named as the 7th best environmental law program in the country. Dean Robert Adler noted that the U.S. News & World Report rankings are only one of many measures of a law school’s quality —and the S.J. Quinney College of Law is thriving at a time when many exciting changes at the school are underway to enhance innovation in legal education, bolster community service, set an example for sustainable practices and provide students with new opportunities for skills training.
“The U.S. News rankings show that we remain among the ranks of the nation’s top law schools, but much more important, the opportunities we provide our students, and the success they have demonstrated, continue to grow from year to year,” said Adler.