Top 25 in Clinical Training and International Law in Latest U.S. News Law School Rankings

The University of Miami School of Law's specialty programs in clinical training and international law have moved up and been ranked among the top in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
Top 25 in Clinical Training and International Law in Latest U.S. News Law School Rankings
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U.S. News and World Report recently ranked Miami Law in the top 25 in both clinical training and international law

#25 in Clinical Training

Experiential education is central to Miami Law's mission to prepare students for modern legal practice. Miami Law's clinical program consists of nine clinics, with 300+ students participating with direct client representation yearly.

"Our trailblazing clinical program is hands down the best in the state and one of the best in the country. We have nine clinics taught by faculty who are experts in their fields and well-versed in clinical pedagogy," said Rebecca Sharpless, associate dean for experiential learning, professor of law, and director of the immigration clinic.

"What sets us apart is not only our wide range of clinical offerings but the fact that our clinics are taught primarily by full-time faculty," she said. "As of last fall, we offer clinical students state of the art clinic suites in which to learn and develop their skills right next to our faculty." 

The law school offers clinical programs in bankruptcy, children and youth, immigration, health rights, human rights, startup, innocence, environmental justice, and investor rights.

#25 in International Law

Miami Law has a 65-year history of engagement with international and comparative law and 20+ faculty members who teach or do scholarly research in the area.

"I'm very proud that the University of Miami is now ranked as the 25th-best in the country in international law in the latest U.S. News & World Report specialty rankings of law school programs," said Caroline Bradley, professor of law, Dean's Distinguished Scholar and associate dean for International and Graduate Programs.

With an extensive course catalog of 100+ international law-related courses and seven specialized graduate and concentration programs, the law school provides the intersectionality of today's diverse areas of international law. The broad offerings enable students to address significant international law issues and practice and engage with global policy issues relating to human rights, climate change, migration, international arbitration, international business, trade, finance, law of the sea, health, and education.

"I congratulate the many members of our faculty, staff, and students who have contributed to this success," said Bradley.

Miami Law has other areas of excellence and is ranked in the Top 40 in the nation in environmental lawtax law, and the top 50 in dispute resolution

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