HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. —
Hofstra Law School has been ranked number 86 in U.S. News & World Report'
s "America's Best Graduate Schools 2011" law school guide - an increase of 14 places from last year. Moreover, the magazine once again has recognized Hofstra Law as one of the nation's most diverse law schools.
"Hofstra Law continues to be an exciting place to pursue a legal education," said Dean Nora V. Demleitner. "While no numeric ranking can fully capture the essence of our school or the value of a Hofstra Law degree, our sustained improvement in the rankings and overall success is a tribute to the students, alumni, faculty and staff who are the heart and soul of this institution."
The U.S. News & World Report
rankings are based on statistical indicators related to a school's faculty, research and students, as well as reputational surveys completed by judges, practicing attorneys and law school faculty.
Over the past three years, Hofstra Law has made steady progress in the U.S. News & World Report'
s rankings. Hofstra Law rejoined the second tier law schools in the magazine's 2009 guide, and since has maintained its standing among the Top 100 American law schools.
"Rankings in U.S. News & World Report
and other surveys will fluctuate over time; what remains constant is the exceptional quality of our school's ideas, talent and network," Demleitner added. "We will continue to build on Hofstra Law's strengths, and we remain fully committed to educating attorneys, executives and community leaders who make a mark in their profession."
Hofstra Law recently expanded its innovative career and professional development programming in order to increase the school's ability to help students and alumni develop leadership skills and professional identities that will ensure future success. For more information on these programs, click here