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Wayne State law school makes surge in national rankings
March 11, 2014
Wayne State University Law School and the Michigan State University College of Law are tied in the latest rankings among law schools nationwide, according to the 2015 Best Law Schools list by U.S. News & World Report. Wayne State, in particular, worked its way much higher on the list. The two schools are part of a six-way tie at No. 87, out of 145 ranked schools and 194 law schools fully accredited by the American Bar Association that the report evaluates. The MSU school falls from a No. 80 rank in the 2014 law school list published last year and No. 82 the preceding year, but is still well ahead of its No. 95 rank three years ago, the first time MSU and Wayne both received a competitive ranking by U.S. News. Wayne State, meanwhile, surges from a rank of No. 105 rank last year, No. 110 the previous year and No. 121 three years ago. Law school Dean Jocelyn Benson of Wayne State said in a statement that the new rank is a validation of the school's education quality, and noted that the school's graduates have "one of the highest employment rates" in Michigan.