MU Law School climbs rankings

Mar 15, 2012

The University of Missouri’s Law School has climbed 28 places in U.S. News and World Report’s latest law school rankings.

Over the last two years, the university had slipped 42 places to 107th. Now, it sits at 79th. 

MU Law School Dean Larry Dessem says there have been multiple reasons why the school’s rankings have improved.

“Our employment numbers came up, the student-faculty ratio went down a bit and our peer ranking came up so we’re assuming that, but we never know because some of the data that US News relies upon is never released to the law schools.”

Dessem also says it’s more important that prospective students visit the schools they’re interested in than pay attention to rankings.