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The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law has once again received top rankings among the nation’s outstanding law schools by The Princeton Review 2021 edition.

Included among the nation’s 164 best law schools, the UH law school ranked:

“We are pleased and honored that The Princeton Review has listed Richardson Law School as one of the best law schools, and has again recognized some of the many areas in which we excel and lead,” said Dean Camille Nelson.

She added, “Our professors are recognized for their excellence in teaching, as well as their important scholarship, and impactful public service. The students are extraordinary, and are committed to transformational legal work—they are committed, diligent, and driven to make a difference. Together with our exceptional staff, the faculty and students make Richardson Law a truly unique and special place.”

The top 10 law schools, in each of the 14 categories, were ranked using surveys of 14,000 students attending the law schools, as well as administrators of those schools.

The student survey asked students to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their school experiences. The student surveys were conducted over the last academic year 2019–2020, and, on average, 113 students at each law school were surveyed.

The survey of law school administrators included questions covering topics such as academic offerings, admission requirements and graduates’ employment.

“Richardson is one of the most nurturing and diverse law schools. We provide robust and eclectic educational opportunities, with particular strength in Asian-Pacific law, environmental law, and Native Hawaiian law,” added Nelson.

For more see the UH law school website.

—By Beverly Creamer