Wayne Law continues remarkable rise in latest U.S. News & World Report rankings

Law school reaches no. 55 for 2024-2025

DETROIT, MI – For the seventh year in a row, Wayne State University Law School continued its ascent in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2025 Best Law School rankings. At No. 55, Detroit’s only public law school has risen 45 spots since 2017, despite repeated changes in the ranking methodology – a clear indication of the fundamental strength of its programs.  Wayne Law also ranked No. 20 in part-time law programs, the best in the state.

“This recognition confirms once again that Wayne Law offers an exceptional law school experience and significant value to our students and alumni,” said Dean Richard A. Bierschbach. “This continued national recognition shines a light on our strength as a law school in the heart of a resurgent Detroit.”

Wayne Law’s combination of the lowest tuition in the state and nationally recognized education offers students a unique advantage: graduation without taking on excessive debt. The law school is ranked #11 for lowest debt-to-income ratio by the HEA Group (The National Jurist preLaw Magazine 2024) and No. 2 by U.S. News & World Report for ability to pay off debt with earnings. Wayne Law has also been named a “Best Value” law school for 10 consecutive years by National Jurist and preLaw Magazine.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings for law schools are based on a weighted average of 10 measures of quality. Peer assessment, lawyers and judges assessment, and the three individual measures making up placement success receive the most weight.

Other analysis areas include median LSAT or GRE scores and incoming 1L undergraduate cumulative GPAs, acceptance rate, student-faculty ratio, and library resources. Separate specialty rankings are determined based on peer reviews by law school faculty who teach in each area.

Learn more about Wayne Law by visiting law.wayne.edu.




Contact: Jennifer Kennedy

Phone: 313-577-4629

Email: jennifer.kennedy2@wayne.edu

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