For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law

4/6/2006

UW Law Librarianship Program Ranked #1

US News and World Report and has ranked the UW Information School Law Librarianship Program number one in their annual look at America's best graduate schools.

The Law Librarianship Program is designed to prepare lawyers with an existing J.D. degree to serve as law librarians in courts, federal and state government, law schools, corporations, and law firms.  The program was created in 1940 and has over 220 graduates.

The program is directed by Associate Dean for Library and Computing Services Penny Hazelton.  Mary Hotchkiss, Director of Academic Advising, also teaches in the program.

Other UW School of Law rankings in the USNWR issue include:

  • -Intellectual Property Program at the UW School of Law was ranked 17
  • -Environmental Law Program at the UW School of Law was ranked 19
  • -Tax Law Program at the UW School of Law was ranked 13
  • -UW School of Law was ranked 27 out of all U.S. law schools