Points of Pride

Outstanding faculty and scholarly impact

  • Academic Impact: The academic impact of the School of Law was shown again with the release of the 2012 Scholarly Impact study.  The School of Law ranked #30 for scholarly impact using the methodology of Professor Brian Leiter.
  • Among the best: UST Law was ranked in the top 50 U.S. law schools on Professor Paul Caron's list based on the Princeton Review's 2011 edition of the Best 172 Law Schools.
  • Outstanding classroom instruction: In 2011, Associate Dean Rob Vischer was named to National Jurist’s list of "23 Law Profs to Take Before You Die."

A great place to be a law student:

  • Best Professors: In 2011, UST School of Law professors placed in the top ten on Princeton Review’s “Best Professors” list. 
  • High Quality of Life:  The School of Law has also repeatedly ranked in the top ten of Princeton Review’s “Best Quality of Student Life” list.
  • Scholarships and Support:  The School of Law has raised over $100 million in gifts and pledges to establish professorships, chairs, and provide financial aid for students.

Preparation for a career and support after law school

  • Number one for internship: The School of Law was ranked #1 in the country by National Jurist for having the most externship placements per full-time student in 2010 and 2011.  The School of Law’s Mentor Externship program matches every current law student with a mentor during all three years of law school. [I SHORTENED THIS ONE]
  • Number one in alumni support: UST Law achieved the #1 spot in the nation for the percentage of living alumni contributing to annual giving campaigns for six straight years including 2010-2011.
  • Career development support: During the 2011-2-12 academic year, the Office of Career and Professional Development conducted over 500 in-person counseling sessions and nearly 1400 e-counseling session, and sponsored 74 programs.