For Immediate Release:  Apr 15, 2010
2010, 04, 15

Hofstra Law Jumps 14 Positions in U.S. News Ranking

Hofstra Law Jumps 14 Positions in U.S. News Ranking

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Kristen McMahon
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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.

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The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is located 40 minutes from New York City in suburban Long Island. Hofstra Law is home to nearly 850 students, an alumni base of more than 10,600 members and a distinguished faculty of more than 50 professors, including many scholars recognized as national and international experts in their field. The law school is part of Hofstra University and is fully accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.

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