Accolades and Rankings

National Rankings

  • #21 in Above the Law Rankings
  • #28 in U.S. News Rankings

Employment Rankings

  • Top 2 in Employment among law schools in Virginia, D.C., and Maryland (, April 2017)
  • 26th in a National Law Journal study of the law schools that produce the most Big Law partners.
  • 29th on the list of law schools that produce the most "Super Lawyers."
  • 41st on the National Law Journal's list of Go-To Law Schools for placement at the 250 largest U.S. law firms.
  • #6 on List of Schools with largest employment increases in last five years (The National Jurist, June 2016)
  • Perennial Top-20 in Federal Clerkship placement (U.S. News)

Student Satisfaction

  • Top 6 Faculty Nationally (The Princeton Review, April 2017)
  • A+ Rating in student satisfaction (Above the Law)
  • A+ Rating in alumni satisfaction (Above the Law)

Cost and Affordablility

  • Top 20 Best Value Law Schools (PreLaw Magazine, August 2016)


  • A Rating for Practical Training (The National Jurist, Spring 2017)
  • Top 25 Most Influential in Legal Education (National Jurist, 2013 and 2014)