April 10, 2007
The health law program at Georgia State University's College of Law has been ranked 10th in the country by U.S. News & World Report in their "America's Best Graduate Schools 2008" edition, which hit newsstands last week.
"This is a significant honor in recognition of Georgia State Law's premier health law program, and of the growing success and reputation of the Center for Law, Health & Society," said College of Law Dean Steven J. Kaminshine.
The Center for Law, Health & Society advances the key role that law plays in promoting society's health, and is the only nationally ranked health law program in the southeast. Law Professor Charity Scott, the director of the center, has developed Georgia State Law's health law program over many years, culminating in the formal establishment of the center in 2004. According to Professor Scott, "health law provides a forum to bring together a host of disciplines and to promote interdisciplinary collaboration across the community."
In other recent ranking news, the College of Law continues to be among U.S. News and World Report's Top 100 Law Schools, currently ranked at 82nd (up from 97th last year). Georgia State is still the youngest law school to be ranked among the Top 100 by the publication.
In addition, the College of Law was ranked 60th place among a new ranking of law schools sponsored by the Consus Group. For additional details, go to http://www.consusgroup.com/news/rankings/law_schools/law_schools.asp.
Finally, in a new ranking by Vault Inc., the College of Law at Georgia State is ranked as the 11th Most Underrated Law School. Vault, a media company that provides career information, asked 500 recruiters at some of the nation's top law firms to pick 25 law schools they felt produced excellent graduates but didn't always get proper acknowledgment. Vault surveyed hiring partners, corporate counsel and recruiting managers to devise their list. For the full story, visit http://www.vault.com/lawschool/underrated/.