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LSU moves up in top law school rankings

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The LSU Law Center recently moved up four spots to #72 in the U.S. News top law school rankings.

The new ranking is the highest in LSU Law history.

"Taken together, the U. S News ranking, the #3 Best Value ranking by National Jurist/Pre-law Magazine, our students' consistently high rate of success on the Louisiana Bar Exam, and our graduates' continuing strong performance in obtaining employment, continue to confirm that we are providing our students with a valuable legal education at a reasonable cost," says LSU Law Chancellor Jack M. Weiss. "Although we are all aware of the limitations of this and other ranking schemes, it's always a welcome relief to advance in the U.S. News rankings."

Some 194 accredited law schools are reviewed by the magazine. LSU Law is one of only nine public law schools from Texas to Florida, and only one of three law schools in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, public or private, ranked in the Top 100.

LSU Law entered the U.S. News Top 100 for the first time in 2004.

Factors in the rankings include quality assessment, placement success, and faculty resources, among other things.

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