Tuesday March 10, 2015

Successful Run

Several schools, programs and departments are continuing their upward momentum in the areas of placement, enrollment, curricular innovations and national reputation.

The School of Law currently ranks second among Ohio law schools and 54th among the 202 ABA-accredited law schools in job placement and reached enrollment goals for its last two classes. Curricular innovations include the establishment of learning communities to foster greater student success, and creation of the intellectual property and entrepreneurship clinics. 

Two years ago, the School of Law's U.S. News & World Report reputation ranking among judges and lawyers improved 40 places.  

And today, it reached a milestone, achieving full-fledged status among U.S. News' ranked law schools. 

"I'm happy for all the members of our community who devote their time and talent to the School of Law. We have the right people doing outstanding work in academic success, admissions, career services and student development, and the ranking is just one reflection of their efforts," School of Law Dean Paul McGreal said. "Our mission to PRACTICExcellence — to educate Practice Ready Attorneys Committed To Inclusive Community and Excellence — continuously challenges everyone at the Law School to aspire to greater things in service of our students, the profession and our community. 

"Regardless of any single ranking or accomplishment, our commitment to this mission will not waver." 

In addition to the School of Law's place on the U.S. News list, the School of Engineering and School of Education and Allied Professions graduate programs also are in the ranked tiers of their respective categories. The School of Engineering maintained its spot as the No. 2 Catholic university for graduate engineering. 

Departments or programs that received rankings include aeronautical, industrial and mechanical engineering graduate programs, part-time master's of business administration, doctorate of physical therapy, public affairs and online graduate education.

For more information, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of media relations, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu.

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