Howard Law Soars in Rankings
The Howard University School of Law increased by 20 points to a rank of No. 108, according to the US News & World Report 2020 rankings. The school was also recently ranked the No. 21 best law school in the country by the National Law Journal on its list of the “Go-To Law Schools” for placing graduates at the Top 100 law firms in the country, and No. 2 out of the Top 100 Law Degree Producers for African-Americans by Diverse Issues in Higher Education.
“While we know that the accomplishments of Howard Law are not defined by the US News rankings, it is gratifying to see our strategic initiatives being recognized by our climb in the rankings,” said Danielle Holley-Walker, dean of Howard Law. “The faculty, staff, alumni and students of the law school are committed to seeing a rise in our admissions credentials, bar passage rate, scholarly production, and alumni giving. Our significant progress in those important areas is the reason we see our highest-ever ranking in US News and we are committed to carrying this momentum forward.”
Howard Law has been educating legal scholars for 150 years and boasts such notable alumni as former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, legal trailblazer Pauline “Pauli” Murray, and former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.