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Law School Rankings

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#100 in U.S. News & World Report

The Kline School of Law continues to rise in the U.S. News rankings, which in 2020 ranked our programs among the best in the nation:

  • Trial Advocacy: #11
  • Legal Writing: #14
  • Health Care Law: #23
  • Clinical Training: #40
PreLaw Magazine Listed Kline as #7 Best Value Among Private Law Schools

Kline #8 Best Value Private Law School

PreLaw magazine in 2018 ranked the Kline School of Law #8 in the U.S. among private law schools that offer students with a “Best Value.” The ranking reflects employment rates for graduates, the percentage who pass the bar exam, the cost of tuition, the cost of living and average indebtedness incurred.

3# Ranking for Trial Team Performance 2016-18

#3 in Trial Team Performance Rankings

The Kline School of Law has been ranked #3 in the U.S by the 2017-18 Trial Competition Performance Ranking published by Fordham University School of Law, based on the Trial Team's performance in 2016-17 and 2017-18. The ranking is based on a system that awards varying numbers of points for competition wins and advances to final or semi-final rounds in both regional and national tournaments. Read more.

National Law Journal ranked the Kline School of Law #30 among U.S. law schools for employment outcomes

#30 for Grads’ Employment Outcomes

The National Law Journal ranked the Kline School of Law #30 on its list of the Top 50 Law Schools, based solely on employment outcomes for the Class of 2016. The ranking reflects placements for ’16 graduates in full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage and were not funded by the school. Read more.

Above the Law ranked the Kline School of Law among the top 50 law schools in the U.S.

Among Top 50 U.S. Law Schools

The Kline School of Law was ranked #46 in Above the Law’s “Top 50 Law Schools” in the nation and #4 for state clerkships in 2017. The overall ranking is based largely on employment outcomes, with a focus on full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage, emphasizing high-paying law firms and federal clerkships while excluding solo practitioners and school-funded positions. Read more.

Kline's online MLS program was ranked second in the U.S. by OnlineMasters.com.

#2 Online MLS Program in U.S.

OnlineMasters.com ranked the Kline School of Law's online Master of Legal Studies program #2 in the U.S. in 2018. The ranking, based on academic quality, student success and affordability, highlighted the broad array of concentration options the school offers. Read more.

Kline's Master of Legal Studies program was ranked #3 Best Value by Affordable Colleges.com among online masters’ programs conferred by U.S. law schools.

#7 ‘Best Value’ for Online MLS Programs

AffordableColleges.com ranked the Master of Legal Studies program #7 Best Value among online masters’ programs conferred by U.S. law schools. The ranking is based on metrics related to cost, student success and variety of online programs. Read more.

#26 in the U.S. for Employment Outcomes

A Law School Transparency report on employment outcomes for the Class of 2016 scores the Kline School of Law 26th among U.S. law schools. Read more.

A 'Highest Performer' for Job Outcomes

National Jurist has included the Kline School of Law in its "Employment Honor Roll," which features law schools that are the highest performers for exceeding expectations with respect to job placements for graduates.

Kline Receives A+ for International Student Experience

In its ranking of “Best LLM Programs,” International Jurist gave the Kline School of Law an A+ for the quality of experience international students receive in the LLM and Global Access JD programs. Read more.

Drexel University

For nearly a decade, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Drexel University in the category of Best National Universities in “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. Drexel also ranked at number 13 in the U.S. News category: Most Innovative Schools.