Suffolk University Law School has four programs ranked in the Top 20 in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “2015 America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

The ranked programs are:

  • Legal Writing – 7th
  • Dispute Resolution – 13th
  • Clinical Training – 14th
  • Intellectual Property – 19th

“This is great acknowledgement of the depth and breadth of Suffolk Law’s skills programs that combine traditional legal training with in-depth preparation for practice in the real world,” said Law School Dean Camille A. Nelson.

Suffolk’s Legal Practice Skills has been ranked in the top 20 nationally for six years running. Legal writing is a required first-year course that helps students hone their writing, analysis, research and oral advocacy skills.

Suffolk’s Dispute Resolution program has been ranked in the top 20 nationally for three years running. The program develops skills and a familiarity with processes that supplement or are alternatives to litigation. Dispute resolution classes also involve honing the same skills that lawyers undertake on behalf of clients in everyday negotiating.

The Clinical Programs have been ranked among the top 25 in the nation by U.S. News for seven straight years, a testament to the Law School’s tradition of training practice-ready lawyers. Students get practical training in one or more of the 10 in-house clinics and four internship programs.

Suffolk Law's comprehensive curriculum of Intellectual Property (IP) classes includes a concentration in IP, a patent law specialization, an IP Certificate for executives and an emphasis on international practice through the Law School’s summer program in Lund, Sweden.

U.S. News’ 2015 rankings of Best Graduate Schools are a tool to help prospective law students identify graduate programs that would be of interest.