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UH law school makes big jump in national rankings

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 10:44 a.m. HST, Mar 13, 2013


The Williams S. Richardson School of Law was ranked 80th among the nation’s 144 top-tier law schools, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings for graduate schools released Tuesday.

That’s a big improvement from last year, when the school was ranked 106th.

“Our dramatic rise in the rankings is just one indicator of our many successes, including of our dedication to helping our students find legal employment — a factor that was weighted more heavily this year,” said Richardson Law School Dean Avi Soifer, in a news release.

In presenting its latest rankings, U.S. News noted that students weighing options about choosing a law school should look not only at the rankings, but also at many other key characteristics, including “location, price, course offerings, and faculty expertise.”

Meanwhile, the John A. Burns School of Medicine primary care program was ranked 66th in the nation, tied with the University of California-Irvine, University of Connecticut, University of Florida and West Virginia University medical schools.

In research, JABSOM was ranked 82nd, tied with the medical schools at Creighton University and the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

U.S. News rankings of professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine are based on both expert opinion and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. 







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false wrote:
gotta love Hawaii always satisfied with the lower tier
on March 13,2013 | 10:48AM
canoeride wrote:
Who said satisfied? Looks like they just stated improvement in rankings and what may have attributed to that. But I'm with ya, I love Hawaii too! ;-)
on March 13,2013 | 10:57AM
busterb wrote:
Not only that, it says 80th in the TOP tier! LOL
on March 13,2013 | 11:05AM
allie wrote:
have to agree...80th in America? um...not an honor. UH Law School has long had trouble gaining acceptance as a legitimate school. It is improving but has a long way to go
on March 13,2013 | 01:18PM
busterb wrote:
And you've been watching this since elementary school in Dakota?
on March 13,2013 | 01:43PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Some more absurd, wala'au coming out of this no-life's mouth. On what basis do you say that? Good gawd, get out of here already.
on March 13,2013 | 02:23PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
ALL-LIE and we're supposed to take the word of a high school dropout posing as a UH Co-Ed?
on March 13,2013 | 03:40PM
2disgusted2 wrote:
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on March 13,2013 | 04:40PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
if it were even true that ALL-LIE was a student there
on March 13,2013 | 05:03PM
allie wrote:
I am just reporting what I see and hear on campus. Sorry if that is disturbing to some. But life is disturbing.
on March 14,2013 | 10:05AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
Those voices in your head again?
on March 14,2013 | 01:46PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
oh, I forgot...hon
on March 14,2013 | 01:57PM
goodday wrote:
especially public school teachers
on March 13,2013 | 04:23PM
2disgusted2 wrote:
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on March 13,2013 | 04:38PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
2disgusted - not to burst your bubble but guess where a number of the top physicians/primary investigators teach? UH School of Medicine. OOOPs!
on March 13,2013 | 05:14PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
Kapiiolani has been one of the beneficiaries of the UH School of Medicine for many years. Hope that doesn't spoil your day
on March 13,2013 | 05:19PM
whs1966 wrote:
IR False: I suggest you review the US New & World Report website to appreciate what this ranking means. Additionally, you should note that it's a ranking among the 144 top-tier laws schools and that many law schools were not even ranked. By the way, where did you earn your law degree?
on March 13,2013 | 11:06AM
808comp wrote:
That's good news.
on March 13,2013 | 12:25PM
Anonymous wrote:
80th is actually very, very, good. There are a lot of law schools out there, and half the rankings go to very old and established programs.
on March 13,2013 | 12:45PM
allie wrote:
it is an embarrassment
on March 13,2013 | 01:18PM
grantos wrote:
takes one to know one
on March 13,2013 | 01:52PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
ALL-LIE as usual speaking from complete ignorance. The only embarrassment is having someone as blatantly unqualified as yourself posing as a UH student
on March 13,2013 | 03:58PM
2disgusted2 wrote:
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on March 13,2013 | 04:45PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
2disgusted - and you aren't even substantial enough to be an embarrassment here or anywhere else
on March 13,2013 | 05:23PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
2disgusted - $1.99 membership is it...huh? or is it Hon?
on March 13,2013 | 05:40PM
allie wrote:
huh?
on March 14,2013 | 10:05AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
that's ALL-LIE...in a constant state of...huh?
on March 14,2013 | 01:58PM
2disgusted2 wrote:
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on March 13,2013 | 04:45PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
Actually if it were an INTELLIGENT perspective holding some merit it would be supportable, however the ramblings that you seem to worship are the product of a poorly nurtured imagination.
on March 13,2013 | 05:27PM
allie wrote:
thanks. Men out here tend to be disturbed by aggressive, smart, assertive mainland women.
on March 14,2013 | 10:06AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
ALL-LIE - nobody's disturbed by aggressive, smart, assertive mainland women. EVERYONE is annoyed at noisy, ignorant dolts such as yourself who make stuff up or tell HALF TRUTHS instead of INTELLIGENTLY producing credible fact. Basically, you're just lazy and not at all intelligent. That's why you have to PRETEND to be a UH student and high school graduate, neither of which is in the realm of reality for you
on March 14,2013 | 01:50PM
MariaBetty wrote:
So where are these well paid alumni contributors if we are such a great University?
on March 13,2013 | 12:58PM
busterb wrote:
Give it 10 more years and allie will be one.
on March 13,2013 | 01:44PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
Looking at folks like ALL-LIE posing as a student and shaking their heads as they tear up the check they had just filled out.
on March 13,2013 | 04:42PM
allie wrote:
giggle..I am an undergraduate hon. Not going to law school. Too many unemployed lawyers out there.
on March 14,2013 | 10:07AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
ALL-LIE - Yeah, making it through law school is not possible for someone as limited as you, you'd be better off sticking to punching a cash register at a pizza shop...giggle.
on March 14,2013 | 01:54PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Where do all of Hawaii's inept judges come from?
on March 13,2013 | 01:23PM
false wrote:
Some UH but many politician can from there also. LOL
on March 13,2013 | 03:44PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
ALL-LIE only someone as completely uninformed and ignorant as you could say being ranked next to law schools such as Rutgers, Loyola, MSU, Marquette and Pittsburgh as embarrassment. All schools you would never be able to get into
on March 13,2013 | 03:39PM
2disgusted2 wrote:
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on March 13,2013 | 04:37PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
2disgusted has been spending too much time watching daytime tv and now can't separate the reruns from reality...proof that too much tv permanently damages cognitive function
on March 13,2013 | 04:47PM
kauai wrote:
Oh, boy, more lawyers. Just what we need. Lord help us. Didn't Shakespeare make some reference to lawyers in one of his plays?
on March 13,2013 | 04:54PM
2disgusted2 wrote:
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on March 13,2013 | 05:19PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
2disgusted - $1.99 membership...huh?
on March 13,2013 | 05:38PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
or is it...Hon?
on March 13,2013 | 05:38PM
allie wrote:
true..North Dakota folks have a fresh perspective on things! We tell it like it is!
on March 14,2013 | 10:08AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
ALL-LIE - when have you "told it like it is"? Only thing you are known for is lying, misrepresentation of fact, comprehension problems, etc. Oh and...giggle, huh and yup.
on March 14,2013 | 01:56PM
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