Seattle University Earns High Marks

2014-03-14
By Katherine Hedland Hansen & Mike Thee
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For the sixth consecutive year, Seattle University School of Law has the top Legal Writing Program in the nation, and its clinical and Part-Time Programs also are among the best, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 edition of Best Graduate Schools. 

Along with the No. 1 ranking for legal writing, the law school rose in the overall rankings, to 87. The Clinical Program is ranked 18 th , the Part-Time Program is ranked 25 th  and the law school is on the list of the country's most diverse law schools. The 2013-14 entering class is 39 percent students of color - the most diverse in the Northwest.

"I am so proud of my faculty and staff colleagues at Seattle University School of Law for their commitment and dedication in preparing our students to be great lawyers," Dean Annette E. Clark said. "These rankings are an imperfect and incomplete measure of the quality of the legal education we provide, but the recognition is gratifying."

The Albers School of Business and Economics is also highly ranked by  U.S. News  with its Professional MBA program coming in at 68th in the nation and #2 in the Northwest among graduate business programs. The graduate accounting specialization  ranks #14 in the nation, which is tops in the Northwest and among Jesuit institutions.

"We are very gratified to be recognized as one of the top graduate business programs in the country and in the Northwest, Dean Joe Phillips said."Our faculty and staff do a terrific job of supporting students who will go on to have a positive and significant impact on their profession and community. We are especially proud of our Department of Accounting for being recognized as #14 in the nation. That is a tremendous achievement because there are so many strong accounting programs out there."