Law School Earns National Recognition From U.S. News & World Report
Dickinson Law, one of Penn State’s two separately accredited law schools, was ranked 59 of the ABA-accredited law schools in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Graduate Schools – Best Law Schools rankings published on March 20, 2018.
“This ranking recognizes the importance and value of our mission of Practice Greatness,” said Dickinson Law Dean Gary S. Gildin. “Dickinson Law graduates newly minted lawyers proficient in theory as well as doctrine, capable of communicating with and learning from other disciplines, and vested with the full range of practical lawyering skills and extra-legal competencies necessary to most effectively perform as legal professionals at the local, state, national, transnational and international levels.”
In February 2018, Dickinson Law was recognized among law schools nationally by preLaw magazine. The Law School was named a best school for public service, and ranked at the top of the list for government employment as well as among the top 12 law schools for clerkships. For the second consecutive year, Dickinson Law was one of only seven law school awarded an ‘A’ for its trial advocacy program. The Law School also earned an ‘A-’ for its alternative dispute resolution program—part of the Certificate in Litigation and Dispute Resolution.
Third-year Dickinson Law student Erin Varley was recently named “Law Student of the Year” for the Northeast region by The National Jurist. Varley was the only student from Pennsylvania recognized nationally. Learn more about Varley’s accomplishments during her time at Dickinson Law.
As one of the oldest law schools in the country and the oldest in Pennsylvania, Dickinson Law has a rich legacy in experiential learning complemented by a rigorous academic program in an intimate yet challenging environment. Learn more about the J.D. program and LL.M. program.