University of Hawaii Law School Falls In National Ranking

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The University of Hawaii Richardson School of Law dropped 11 spots in a national ranking released this week.

The law school, founded in 1973 on the University’s Manoa Campus, is now ranked 106 best by U.S. News & World Report.


The analysis includes information about the schools’ location, tuition, size, and test scores, along with specialities such as environmental law, intellectual property law, and tax law.

The Richardson School of Law has 276 full time students and 85 part time students, including just over 53 percent known to be employed at graduation. The tuition is $17,378 per year (full-time), $32,522 per year (full-time), $697 per credit (part-time) and $1,328 per credit (part-time).

The top schools in the country are Yale, Stanford and Harvard Universities in that order.

A legal web site, Above the Law, called Hawaii’s double dip drop a “spectacular failure.”

“Speaking of plunges, quite a few schools dipped compared to last year’s ranking. And since there were so many, we’re only going to list the more spectacular failures here (we’re talking double-digit declines): University of Hawaii (dropped 11 spots)University of Wyoming (dropped 14 spots), Willamette (dropped 16 spots), University of Mississippi(dropped 28 spots — not even Dr. Seuss could get them jobs), University of Missouri – Kansas City (dropped 22 spots), Pace (dropped 25 spots), Samford (dropped 15 spots), and University of Montana (dropped 13 spots).”