University of Hawai‘i Law School ranks among nation’s top programs
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s law school earned ranking among the nation’s top programs, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s updated 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings, released on May 11.
UH Mānoa’s William Richardson Law School earned its high marks in environmental law (No. 26) and part-time law programs (No. 24).
“We are proud to have continued our investment in student success. Over the last few years, we have increased our financial aid and scholarships and invested considerable resources in our students’ bar pass and licensure success,” Law School Dean Camille Nelson said.
- Overall 135 out of 196
- Environmental law No. 26
- International law No. 50
- Part-time law No. 24
- Legal writing No. 32
- Contracts-commercial No. 87
The results for the law and medical schools were delayed from the initial release of graduate school programs on April 24 after many universities challenged the rankings, including their significant changes to the methodology and results.
The U.S. News and World Report ranks graduate schools based on a variety of factors, including bar exam pass rates, employment rates, acceptance rates, standardized test scores, grade-point averages of incoming students, and peer assessment scores.