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Law School Ranks High

Posted on | September 16, 2011 | Comments Off on Law School Ranks High

Mānoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law was ranked high nationally among the country’s law schools in two important realms. The school was named one of the “60 Best Value Law Schools” for 2011 by PreLaw Magazine and is 16th in National Jurist Magazine’s ranking of the top 20 law schools that offer exceptional clinical training opportunities.

The sister magazines track values, trends and issues in American law education and are viewed as important sources of information for students applying to law schools, those immersed in legal education and law school graduates.

At the School of Law, students receive credits for their experience in real-life client clinics including those in criminal, family, environmental, elder, child welfare, Native Hawaiian rights and small business law. The programs integrate theory and practice and prepare students to practice law by developing practical skills, values, and knowledge.

“We are fortunate to have remarkable clinical teachers who offer a broad array of courses that involve one-on-one supervision,” says Dean Avi Soifer. “Our clinic students thus get to learn and work directly to provide access to justice for some of those who are most vulnerable in our community.”

Read the news release.