Mizzou Law rose seven spots to #60 among the best law schools in the latest rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, 2022 Best Graduate Schools.
“Mizzou Law has worked really hard to improve the metrics within the U.S. News rankings that make a difference for students, such as career placement, bar passage, and debt burden upon graduation,” says Dean Lyrissa Lidsky. “We will continue working to get the recognition we deserve as one of the top public law schools in the United States.”
Already looking ahead to the next academic year, Dean Lidsky adds, “We hope to continue to rise, and at present it appears that our Fall 2021 entering class will be one of the most diverse, most highly credentialed, and largest since I began as Dean in 2017.”
The U.S. News’ Best Law Schools rankings evaluate institutions on their successful placement of graduates, their faculty resources, the academic achievements of entering students, and opinions by law schools, lawyers and judges on overall program quality. The rankings measure 193 law schools that are fully accredited by the American Bar Association, or ABA. Changes for the 2022 edition included two new placement indicators on graduate indebtedness and a fully revamped approach to measuring library resources. In fall 2020 and early 2021, U.S. News collected statistical and reputation data directly from law schools for the 20 (up from 13 previously) indicators used in the overall rankings and 13 law school specialty rankings and to populate each school’s usnews.com profile. U.S. News has been ranking American colleges and universities since 1983.