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Law School Rankings

#78 in the 2023 U.S. News Best Law Schools ranking

#78 in 2023 U.S. News Law School Rankings

Drexel University’s Kline School of Law advanced to #78 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Law Schools rankings, marking the seventh consecutive year the school has risen on the list. Kline Law, which was ranked #81 for 2022 and #93 in 2021, has moved up 49 places since its 2016 U.S. News ranking. Read more.

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Kline Law Cracks Top 40 in 2021 Above the Law Rankings

The Kline School of Law was ranked #37 in Above the Law’s “Top 50 Law Schools” in 2021. 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.

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Kline Law Ranked #20 in Employment Outcomes

When the ABA announced law school employment results for 2020 graduates, Kline Law had reason to cheer. The school ranked 20 out of the 194 U.S. law schools in employment outcomes. As of March 2021, 90.1 percent of 2020 Kline Law graduates were employed in “gold standard” jobs: full-time, long-term positions requiring the bar or where a JD is an advantage. Read more.

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PreLaw Magazine: ‘Employment Leader,’ Second Most Improved Law School

From 2019 to 2021 Drexel Kline Law JDs averaged a 90.7 percent employment rate for high-quality legal jobs 10 months after graduation—several points higher than the national average in each of those years. Read more.

We got an 'A' in public policy

PreLaw Magazine: ‘A’ in Public Policy

Kline School of Law received an “A” for the quality of the school’s public policy curriculum in the winter 2022 issue of PreLaw Magazine. Read more.

PreLaw Magazine Listed Kline as #10 Best Value Among Private Law Schools

Kline #10 Best Value Private Law School

PreLaw magazine in 2019 ranked the Kline School of Law #10 in the U.S. among private law schools that offer students the “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.

Illustration of trophy. #2 in U.S. for Trial Team Performance.

#2 in Trial Competition Performance Rankings

The Kline School of Law is ranked #2 in the U.S. in the Trial Competition Performance Ranking published by Fordham University School of Law, based on the Trial Team’s record from 2016 to 2019. 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.

The Kline School of Law was named a Tier 1 school by IAPP.

Tier 1 Law School for Data Privacy

Drexel University’s Kline School of Law was ranked a Tier 1 law school by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). This ranking places the school in the top three percent of ABA-accredited law schools when it comes to privacy law curriculum. Read more.

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

#7 ‘Best Value’ for Online MLS Programs 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.


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.