Drexel University’s Kline School of Law advanced 12 places in the U.S. News & World Report’s most recent law school ranking, placing the school among the top 40 private law schools in the country. Kline Law was ranked #81 for 2022, up from #93 in 2021, and has advanced a total of 46 places from its 2016 U.S. News ranking.
“As a young law school, we are particularly pleased to see the rankings begin to catch up with the work we’re doing every day. I’m very proud of our cutting-edge, hands-on curriculum which gives students practical experience while they gain deep knowledge of the most important legal questions of our day,” said Dean Dan Filler. “At the same time, we emphasize the role of lawyers in helping to support local communities and advance the rule of law.”
The law school’s rise in U.S. News has been helped by a sustained rise in the school’s reputation score among other law school leaders. Kline Law’s reputation score has gone up during four of the past five years. “Kline Law faculty are not only strong classroom teachers. Their innovative scholarship is shifting the conversations around health policy, civil rights, technology law, and the First Amendment. I’m pleased to see our faculty’s work gaining increasingly broad recognition.”
Since its founding in 2006, the Kline School of Law has been a national leader in values-based experiential legal education. “We are gratified to see our ranking begin to catch up with the reality of the Kline School of Law academic program. The entire community takes great pride in seeing our young school continue to grow and make waves,” said Filler.