LOYOLA, GEORGETOWN, & MARYLAND LAW SCHOOLS TOP HEALTHCARE LAW RANKINGS, ACCORDING TO LAW STREET
Law Street Media, LLC
Chelsey D. Goff
LOYOLA, GEORGETOWN, AND MARYLAND LAW SCHOOLS ARE TOP IN HEALTHCARE LAW, ACCORDING TO NEW RANKINGS RELEASED BY LAW STREET
NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014. Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law are the top three programs in the country for Healthcare Law, according to new rankings released today by Law Street Media.
Rounding out the Top 10 Healthcare Law programs are the law schools at Case Western, Georgia State, Harvard, Yale, Boston University, the University of Houston, and the University of Virginia.
Top honorable mentions for Healthcare Law programs included St. Louis University, DePaul, Indiana University, the University of Pennsylvania, Seton Hall, New York University, Pittsburgh, UCLA, Columbia, and the University of Washington.
The top healthcare program at Loyola Chicago made a strong showing across all criteria and was lauded by the Law Street Rankings Team for the extensive breadth of resources it provides its students, including a variety of in-depth coursework, strong networking opportunities, and involvement in educational Healthcare Law extracurricular activities.There were also some surprises among those at the top, with six of the highly ranked schools — Yale, UVA, DePaul, NYU, Columbia, and UCLA — having been overlooked in U.S. News & World Report’s healthcare law rankings.
Law Street’s rankings are part of an ongoing project focusing on key specialties. The rankings were created with the recognition that the law school market is rapidly changing. Enrollment is down, and law schools increasingly seek ways to stand out. The Law Street rankings represent a new and innovative way to measure the opportunities given to students, and the breadth of specialty education provided by each of these programs.
“We undertook this ongoing project because of the insufficiency of existing rankings such as those published by U.S. News that overlook meritorious programs,” said John A. Jenkins, Founder and CEO of Law Street Media. “In the current competitive marketplace both for law schools as well as new graduates, it is vital to drill down into the specialties and take a closer look at which programs truly offer the greatest value. Tuition payers need to be fully informed. The fact that we found some unheralded-yet-excellent programs is good news for anyone considering the major tuition investment that law school has become.”
Law Street’s rankings take into account a wide variety of factors, including specialty courses offered; graduates employed in the specialty; proximity to subject-relevant employment centers; networking and extracurricular opportunities; and how the program is rated by others.
Law Street is an open-access web-based media platform covering law and public policy. It was founded as a way to provide a single essential resource to law students and young professionals in the rapidly-evolving legal industry. Read the press release about Law Street’s recent launch here, and see the Publishers Weekly story about our company here. Law Street’s Founder and CEO is journalist and author John A. Jenkins, formerly President and Publisher of CQ Press. Read more about John and the rest of the Law Street team here.
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