UH law school programs shine in national rankings

Two programs at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa are in the nation’s top 25, according to the 2024 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate Schools rankings, released on April 9.

The UH law school is ranked No. 23 for both best part-time law programs and best environmental law programs.

“Our recognition in these latest rankings by U.S. News and World Report is a testament to our dedication to our students, faculty, and alumni, as well as to the broader legal community,” said UH law school Dean Camille Nelson. “Especially in our 50th anniversary year, we recognize and celebrate the law school, its role in the state and region, and express our gratitude to all of the people who dedicated themselves to its creation and who contribute to its ongoing impact and legacy.”

Law school rankings were based on different criteria, including graduate success, academic metrics about faculty resources, the achievements of entering students, and the opinions of law schools, lawyers, and judges on overall program quality.

The UH law school was ranked in 15 categories by U.S. News and World Report. The school, which opened in 1973, also placed No. 127 out of nearly 200 of the best law schools in the nation. Other law school rankings include:

  • International law: No. 66
  • Legal writing: No. 71
  • Dispute resolution: No. 74
  • Constitutional law: No. 78
  • Contracts/commercial law: No. 91
  • Criminal law: No. 104
  • Clinical training: No. 108
  • Tax law: No. 113
  • Business/corporate law: No. 115
  • Intellectual property law: No. 128
  • Health care law: No. 132
  • Trial advocacy: No. 182

Reposted from UH News