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Duquesne Legal Research and Writing Program Earns National Ranking

For the third consecutive year, the Duquesne University School of Law’s legal research and writing program was ranked as one of the best in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report.

The magazine’s most recent rankings issue places Duquesne’s program 22nd of the 32 law schools on its Best Law Schools Specialty Rankings: Legal Writing List and ahead of more than 170 schools nationwide.

Rankings are based on information available at the start of the 2009–2010 academic year. Legal writing directors throughout the country determine the rankings by vote, a selection method that helps to ensure that rankings are based on the opinions of people with knowledge of the field.

In recent years, the School of Law has focused on improving the quality and effectiveness of its legal research and writing program. In fall 2007, Professor Jan M. Levine, a nationally known expert in the field, joined the faculty as the program’s first full-time legal research and writing program director. In addition, a new curriculum for the required legal research and writing courses provides students with better preparation in this area.

Learn more about the legal writing and research program at www.duq.edu/law/lrwp/index.cfm.

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