For Immediate Release
For immediate release
March 13, 2012
Loyola Law School Ranked 51st in Nation in 2013 U.S. News Law School Rankings
Ranked in Top 10 for Trial Advocacy, Tax Law; Part-Time Program Ranked No. 18
Los Angeles – Loyola Law School, Los Angeles was ranked No. 51 out of 195 law schools in U.S. News &
World Report’s 2013 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” rising three spots from its 2012 rank of No.
54 and achieving its highest mark ever on the list. Loyola was ranked in the top 10 in two specialty categories:
No. 7 for Trial Advocacy and No. 10 for Tax Law. The school’s Evening Division Program was ranked No. 18
out of part-time programs – up 12 positions from the 2012 edition. Loyola was ranked 21st for Legal Writing and
21st on the Diversity Index.
“Credit for our steady rise in the rankings goes to our faculty, students and alumni,” said Dean Victor Gold.
“Our faculty have built the national reputation of Loyola and have retooled the curriculum to enable our
graduates to hit the ground running. Loyola students have worked hard to pass the bar exam and develop the
skills needed to succeed in a tough job market. And our alumni have supplied the support that fuels our rise in
the ranks. It is a team effort.”
Loyola’s tax-law program has been ranked in the top 10 for three years in a row. The law school is ranked 7th
among schools with graduate tax programs; it has been ranked among the top 10 tax LLM programs since
2004. Students in Loyola’s tax-law program benefit from a prestigious full-time tax faculty augmented by top
tax-law practitioners drawn from the best firms in Los Angeles.
Loyola’s Evening Division Program dates back to the school’s founding in 1920. It is one of only two California
programs ranked among the top 20. Loyola’s legal-writing program has grown to include faculty members from
a wide swatch of practice areas and from the partner ranks of several large Los Angeles firms.
About the U.S. News rankings
The rankings include 195 American Bar Association-accredited law schools. U.S. News ranked the schools
based on data collected in the fall of 2011 and early 2012. The rankings are based on a weighted average of a
series of quality measures, including peer assessment score, assessment score by lawyers/judges, median
LSAT scores, median undergrad GPA, acceptance rate, employment rates for graduates, bar-passage rate,
expenditures per student, student/faculty ratio and library resources. The part-time rankings evaluate the top
half of 85 accredited law schools offering part-time programs and are based on a weighted average of four
areas: quality assessment, selectivity, part-time focus and overall rank. Rankings of specialty areas are based
on evaluations from professors in the field. The Diversity Index analyzed the total proportion of full- and part-
time minority students at law schools. More information about the rankings is available at www.usnews.com.
About Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Located in downtown Los Angeles—a legal, financial and media capital—Loyola Law School is home to
prominent faculty, dedicated students and cutting-edge programs. During the 2011-2012 academic year,
Loyola launched several innovative curricular programs including subject-matter concentrations and the
Advocacy Institute, a center focused on integrating practical training into the law-school experience. Committed
to legal ethics and the public interest, it has produced top attorneys for 92 years. The Princeton Review ranked
Loyola ninth for “Best Classroom Experience.” Loyola was ranked 29th on the 2010 Super Lawyers U.S. Law
School Rankings. National Jurist magazine ranks it eighth on its list of “Best Law Schools for Public Interest
Law.” For more information, please see www.lls.edu.