Suffolk University Law School ranked in the top 25 in all four legal skills specialties—legal writing (#5), clinics (#14), trial advocacy (#20) and dispute resolution (#22)—in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Law Schools” rankings released today. Only two other law schools in the country achieved this distinction. Suffolk is also the only law school ranked in the top 25 for all four skills areas for five years running (2017-2021).
In overall rankings, Suffolk Law jumped seven spots to #136 in the “best schools” category.
The school’s part-time program was ranked 29th in the nation out of 69 schools named in that category.
- Suffolk Law’s Legal Writing program has ranked in the top 10 for nine consecutive years.
- The Trial Advocacy program has been ranked in the top 20 for five years in a row.
- Clinical programs have placed in the top 25 for 12 of the past 13 years.
- The Dispute Resolution program has been in the top 25 for nine years running.
- The Intellectual Property program was ranked 45th in the country.
“We are proud that so many of our peers are recognizing the strengths of Suffolk Law’s experiential programs,” said Suffolk Law Dean Andrew Perlman. “We are on a very short list of law schools with four or more such programs ranked in the top 25 in the nation.”
Suffolk University President Marisa Kelly said: “Suffolk Law is a leader in preparing students to compete in a fast-changing legal marketplace because of our commitment to educational excellence and our focus on relevant experiential opportunities. We are pleased to see that excellence recognized in the most recent rankings.”
The U.S. News 2021 Best Graduate Schools guide is a tool to help prospective students understand the graduate school landscape. The rankings highlight the top programs in business, law, medicine, engineering and education, among other specialties.