Published: March 16, 2012

University of Colorado Law School moved up to 44th in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of law schools.  Colorado Law tied for 47th last year.

“Special things are happening at Colorado Law and we continue to develop a series of new opportunities to enhance student and alumni experiences,” Dean Phil Weiser said. “U.S. News & World Report rankings fluctuate annually, they do not reflect some important considerations (such as the relative value proposition of particular law schools), and our focus remains on providing a high quality experience, not rankings as such.  That said, to the extent that our improved ranking reflects any of the important work we are doing, we are pleased.  As we go forward, we will continue to focus on how we can improve and best communicate the value of the Colorado Law experience and why we are distinctive."

Colorado Law’s environmental law program continues to be ranked fifth nationally.  Other CU-Boulder graduate programs ranking in the top 10 nationally are atomic/molecular/optical physics (first), environmental sciences (fifth), quantum physics (fifth) and physical chemistry (eighth).

The spring 2012 edition of Amicus focuses on the future of legal education and highlights numerous programs and opportunities for student and alumni engagement.