Baylor Law School Ranks Among U.S. Elite

March 22, 1999

by Alan Hunt

For the third time in recent years, a national publication has ranked Baylor University's School of Law as one of the nation's best. In its newly released 1999 ranking of the nation's 181 accredited law schools, U.S. News & World Report rated Baylor Law School in the "top tier" as one of the nation's 50 leading law schools.

Baylor previously has been ranked among the nation's top 20 law schools by the National Jurist and among the nation's top 10 teaching law schools by the Princeton Review.

Brad Toben, dean of Baylor Law School, remarked, "These rankings confirm Baylor Law School's status as the preeminent practice-oriented law school in the nation. We are always extremely proud when a national publication recognizes the superior quality of our program. Our students, faculty, alumni and friends are committed to the law school. That commitment is essential to our success."

Toben added, "Our already outstanding program will be enhanced dramatically by the upcoming $35 million Building and Endowment Campaign." The campaign, which formally will begin in May, will develop the resources needed to complete construction of the new state-of-the-art Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center on the banks of the Brazos River.

Beyond the new law center, the campaign also will enable Baylor Law School to create additional student scholarships and provide even more individualized instruction. Toben observed that "both the new law center and the enhanced endowment are essential to ensure Baylor's continued success. To meet our goals, it will be essential for all our Baylor lawyers and friends to be a part of the campaign."

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