UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law is continuing to increase in the rankings of the nation’s leading law schools, making its highest-ever spot in U.S. News & & World Report’s annual list of finest graduate and expert schools.
Boyd leapt three locations to 59 out of 194 certified law schools in the 2019 U.S. News & & World Report best law school rankings, launched today. The school’s Lawyering Process Program was called the best in the country for legal writing, up from 2nd in the specialty classification the previous two years.
“We are honored to make this acknowledgment, and we take pride in the leading ranking of the Lawyering Process Program,” said Daniel W. Hamilton, dean of the UNLV Boyd School of Law. “We have constructed a first-rate public law school, and we could not be prouder of the achievements of our faculty, our students, and our alumni.”
The Lawyering Process Program helps students prepare for practice. It concentrates on professionalism, legal analysis, persuasion theory, and lawyering skills such as legal writing, research, talking to, counseling and settlement. The program has ranked among the leading 5 legal writing programs in the country for the last 10 years.
The Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution ranked 10th nationally in conflict resolution. Established in 2003, the Saltman Center is committed to advancing education in the field of dispute resolution and provides a place for the sophisticated study of the nature of dispute and the approaches through which disputes might be solved.
Among part-time law programs, the UNLV Boyd School of Law ranked 17, up two places from last year. This program provides opportunities for trainees employed on a full-time basis in the neighborhood to study law and graduate in a four-year duration. A lot of the law school’s part-time students are currently leaders in their respective fields and in the community.
Overall, UNLV had 10 programs rank in the leading 100 in U.S. News & & World Report’s 2019 Best Graduate Schools publication. Signing up with the 4 Law School programs are UNLV’s part-time MBA program (97) and graduate programs in environmental (76) and civil (89) engineering, social work (75 ), earth science (78) and public affairs (87 ).
Each year, U.S. News evaluates more than 2,000 graduate and specialized programs in a wide variety of disciplines. Programs are ranked by discipline or specialty and evaluated based upon criteria specific to each degree field, professional opinions about program quality and analytical signs that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research study and trainees.