Oregon Law and the College of Education continue to rank programs in U.S. News Top Ten
Oregon Law and the UO College of Education are recognized for excellence in the 2012 U.S.News & World Report annual rankings.
For the fourth year in row, the law school boasts three top ten programs. Oregon Law's Legal Research and Writing (LRW), Environmental and Natural Resources Law (ENR), and Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs are among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools."
The UO’s College of Education continues to rank in the top 10 as well. The graduate program ranks third among public institutions and eighth overall. The college also remained the top school, public or private, in the amount of funded research per faculty member. The Special Education program ranked third among all schools and second among public institutions. This is the 12th year that Special Education has ranked third in the country.
Only 10 law schools in the nation have three or more top specialty ranked programs, including Stanford University, Harvard University, Columbia University, Georgetown University and George Washington University.
The LRW program is ranked fifth, and the ADR and ENR programs both are ranked eighth in the recent report. This is the eighth year the ENR program has appeared in the top ten, the fifth year for the ADR program, and the fourth year for the LRW program (LRW rankings began in 2005).
Oregon Law's reputational ranking -- that is, how academic experts nationwide view the school -- makes it the top-ranked school in the state of Oregon and the second in the Pacific Northwest, after the University of Washington. Earlier this year, preLaw Magazine, a National Jurist publication, ranked Oregon Law among its 20 best public interest law schools.