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September 22, 2014

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The verdict: UNLV moves up in magazine’s law school rankings

The verdict is in — the UNLV Boyd School of Law achieved its highest ranking among accredited law programs in the most recent U.S. News & World Report edition of best graduate and specialty programs.

The law school placed 68th out 194 accredited law schools in the publication’s 2014 edition, eight spots higher than last year. The school — which received full accreditation by the American Bar Association 10 years ago — has ranked in the top 100 for the last seven years.

Interim Dean Nancy Rapoport said the ranking is great for the school, but she urged prospective students to also note any school’s bar passage and job placement rates.

The UNLV law school, which has more than 450 students, also received high marks in other categories.

It ranked third in the nation for its legal writing program, which teaches students the language skills they need to practice law, and 24th out of 82 for its part-time law program.m

It also placed 11th in dispute resolution rankings for its Center for Conflict Resolution.

Yale University was ranked as the top law school in the country, followed by Harvard University and Stanford University. UNLV tied with eight other schools for 68th.

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  1. That is pretty good for a law school that young.