2006 Archive

Boalt Moves Up in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The University of California , Berkeley School of Law is among the top 10 law schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. Released March 31, the rankings place Boalt eighth among the nation's premier law schools, tied with Michigan and Virginia schools of law.

The U.S. News & World Report analyzes 180 accredited law schools and bases its rankings on such factors as reputation, selectivity, job placement success, bar passage rates and faculty resources.

The school's intellectual property law program is again ranked first in the nation, and its international law program is ninth among the top international law programs in the country, based on ratings by faculty who teach in the field. In addition, Boalt tied with Stanford University for being the most diverse “top 10” ranked law school in the nation.