March 2012

SCU Law IP Program Ranked No. 6 in U.S. by U.S. News Graduate Schools Ranking

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 13, 2012 — U.S. News & World Report magazine has ranked Santa Clara University School of Law’s intellectual-property law program the sixth best in the country, as classified by faculty at peer institutions in the United States.

The information was released Monday by editors of U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools 2013” edition.

In the report, Santa Clara University School of Law was also again ranked as being among the top 100 accredited law schools in the U.S., based on peer surveys, selectivity factors, placement success, and faculty resources.

Detailed ranking methodology can be found at:

Last year the intellectual property program was rated eighth in the country.

About Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara University School of Law, founded in 1911 on the site of California’s oldest operating higher-education institution, is dedicated to educating lawyers who lead with a commitment to excellence, ethics, and social justice. One of the nation’s most diverse law schools, Santa Clara Law offers its 975 students an academically rigorous program, including graduate degrees in international law and intellectual property law; combined J.D./MBA degree; and certificates in intellectual property law, international law, and public interest and social justice law. Santa Clara Law is located in the world-class business center of Silicon Valley, and is distinguished nationally for our top-ranked program in intellectual property. For more information, see

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