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Pepperdine Caruso School of Law Ranked #46 in U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Law School Rankings



The Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law has been ranked #46 in the country in the U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) 2022 Best Law School rankings. For the second consecutive year, Pepperdine Caruso Law has earned its highest ranking in the history of the school, having been ranked #47 last year after climbing 25 spots in just three years.

“As hope grows for a return to on-campus operations after a very challenging year, the news of this ranking is a welcome complement,” said Paul Caron, Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean of the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. “We are pleased to be counted among the nation’s top 50 law schools, a result that reflects the outstanding work of our students, faculty, and staff."

Pepperdine Caruso Law has also been recognized by its peers in all 13 specialty program rankings, with four in the top 50, including #3 in dispute resolution, #36 in trial advocacy, #39 in tax law, and #49 in international law. The globally recognized Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution has been among the top three in the specialty rankings for nearly two decades. 

The USNWR 2022 Best Law School rankings include 193 law schools fully accredited by the American Bar Association. Ranking criteria include a weighted average of 21 measures including student selectivity, bar passage, and job placement; quality assessments by academic peers, lawyers, and judges; and resources devoted to the school’s academic program. Specialty program rankings are based on data collected from faculty in each specialty who are asked to rate their peer schools’ programs on a scale of one to five. For more information about the rankings visit usnews.com/grad


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