Published Tuesday, April 1, 2008 | 10:36 a.m.
Updated Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 | 2:14 p.m.
UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law jumped up in U.S. News & World Report's annual best law schools ranking, moving from 100th to 88th place.
UNLV is sharing the 88th spot with six other universities.
The rankings released Friday also named Boyd's legal writing program as the third best in the nation and its dispute resolution program as the ninth best in the nation.
The law school, 10 years old, is considered young in the legal community.
Boyd administrators are looking to double tuition over the next few years to bankroll continued growth. Under the law school's proposal, annual tuition for Nevada residents entering in 2010 would jump to $20,000, up from $9,800 this academic year.
The Board of Regents that governs public higher education is scheduled to vote on the hikes at a meeting in Carson City this week.