2012 U.S. News Rankings: Three Programs Among Best in the Nation

Legal Writing, Trial Advocacy and Intellectual Property Programs at The John Marshall Law School have earned top specialty rankings from U.S. News & World Report in its Best Graduate Schools 2012 edition.

The magazine has consistently highly ranked John Marshall programs in Legal Writing and Intellectual Property. This year, Trial Advocacy also placed among the top programs in the country.

In Legal Writing, U.S. News & World Report ranks John Marshall’s program in sixth place. At John Marshall, legal writing is part of the Lawyering Skills Program, one of the most rigorous research/writing programs in the country. The curriculum is designed to immerse students in the art of legal writing and research over four semesters.

John Marshall’s Trial Advocacy Program ranks 13th in the country. Its Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution has a legacy of producing courtroom-ready attorneys, as well as maintaining its national reputation of success. Each year, trial teams that compete in numerous competitions are prepared through rigorous practice sessions conducted by the Center’s faculty, adjunct faculty and alumni.

This academic year, John Marshall added an LLM program in Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution. The law school already offers its J.D. students certificate programs in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and trial advocacy.

John Marshall’s Intellectual Property Law (IP) Program is ranked 20th in the nation. The IP Program is one of the oldest in the country, and offers more than 30 specialized IP courses in the JD, LLM and MS programs. The school offers one of the most extensive ranges of IP courses in the country.

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