Georgia State University College of Law’s health law program rose to No. 3 and the part-time program rose to No. 10, while the full-time program held steady at No. 65 in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings that were announced on March 20.
“The news today reinforces what we already knew – that we have one of the best programs in the country for part-time students and those interested in the study of health law,” said Wendy F. Hensel, dean and professor of law.
Leslie E. Wolf, professor of law and director of the Center for Law, Health & Society, called the heart of the health law program its faculty.
“We have a dozen full-time faculty members who not only are leading voices on the most critical issues in health law today but are dedicated teachers,” Wolf said. “Their expertise spans the breadth of health law and enables us to prepare students for whatever health law career they choose.”
The college’s clinical education program was ranked at No. 31 in a five-way tie with Loyola University at New Orleans, Boston University, University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin at Madison.
“Our clinical programs continue to be recognized in the top tier, which is remarkable given that we have fewer clinicians than most of the schools ranked at this level,” said Lisa Radtke Bliss, associate dean for clinical education, clinical professor of law and co-director of the HeLP Clinic. “This ranking speaks to the national reputation of our clinicians and the innovative clinics we offer, together with our outstanding externship program.”
Georgia State Law’s full-time program is tied at No. 65 with Case Western Reserve University, Loyola Marymount University, University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, University of Miami, University of Missouri and University of Tennessee.
“We are proud of this recognition of the quality and value of Georgia State Law,” Hensel said. “We will continue to build innovative and cutting-edge programs that rival the leading law schools in this country at price that is affordable for any student.”