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U.S. News' survey gives high marks to Santa Clara University law school
Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2008
"We are proud that
The Intellectual Property Law program at the Santa Clara School of Law also ranked high, coming in among the top 10 in the country. Other
"Our strong faculty, staff and student communities, our deep curricular offerings, and our location in the heart of the Silicon Valley combine to make Santa Clara Law School a very special place to study IP and high tech law," said Eric Goldman, assistant professor and academic director of the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara.
According to the survey, 92.5 percent of SCU law graduates were employed nine months after graduation.
In addition to its juris doctor program, the Santa Clara School of Law offers specialty certificates in high tech law, international law, and public interest law, as well as master's degrees in intellectual property and international law. The University also offers a joint J.D./MBA degree.
The rankings were published in U.S. News &World Report's annual "
About the diversity ranking
U.S. News creates a diversity index based on the total proportion of minority students—not including international students—and the mix of racial and ethnic groups on campus. The index is calculated using demographic data reflecting each law school's student body during the 2007-08 academic year, including both full- and part-time students. The groups that form the basis for the calculations are African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and non-Hispanic whites.
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California's Silicon Valley, offers its 8,685 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see www.scu.edu.