The University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law maintained its spot as the highest-ranking small law school in the top tier in the U.S. News and World Report annual law school rankings this year.
The Law School also continues to rank number one in the entire country in terms of its diversity and as third-best overall for its low faculty/student ratio.
This year, the full-time J.D program moved from 95 to 106 among the nation's top 146 law schools.
The new part-time evening program moved up to 23rd in the country out of 85 part-time programs nationally ranked.
The Environmental Law Program ranked 22nd in the nation.
The Law School also kept its standing among the top 25 most selective schools in terms of the ratio of admission offers to applications.
The U.S. News and World Report rankings of professional schools in business, education, engineering, law, and medicine are based on statistical indicators self-reported by law school administrators across the nation as well as survey results from the judicial branch, and most recently, the top 100 large law firms in the continental U.S.