UF Law Moves Up in U.S. News Rankings

Published: March 31st, 2008

Category: News

RankingsThe Levin College of Law rose a spot in recent U.S. News and World Reportrankings to place in the top 25 public and 46th overall of the nation’s nearly 200 accredited law schools. The graduate tax program was once again rated first among public law schools and second overall, with only New York University ranking higher. The law school also was ranked 13th overall and 6th among public schools for Environmental Law.

UF Law Dean Robert Jerry said, “First let me emphasize, as detailed in a letter I have endorsed along with about 170 other law school deans in the nation, that ranking systems are an unreliable guide to the differences among law schools that should be important to anyone trying to compare them. The U.S. News and World Report ranking methodology is, in my opinion, an extremely inexact measure of an institution’s true quality. But the reality is that many people use such rankings, and it would therefore be poor judgment for us simply to ignore them. Having said that, we are still pleased that the exceptional quality of our Graduate Tax Program continues to be recognized, as is our status as one of the country’s best public law schools.”