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April 3, 2007

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Healthcare Law and Intellectual Property Specialties Remain in Nation’s Top 10

HOUSTON, April 3, 2007 – The University of Houston Law Center has moved up 10 places in the latest rankings of top graduate schools compiled annually by U.S. News & World Report.

The Law Center is now tied with five other schools at No. 60, compared to last year when the Law Center was ranked No. 70 along with six other schools. Two of the school’s specialty areas – Health Law and Intellectual Property & Information Law – were again cited as among the best in the nation, both ranking in the Top 10.

The Law Center was also ranked in the Top 50 institutions in the magazine’s Law School Diversity Index.

“Our substantial improvement in the rankings shows we are on the right track to reconciling perception and reality – and I firmly believe the reality is that we are a great law school,” said Ray Nimmer, interim dean of the Law Center. “But this is an underestimate of our true quality. Our goal is and always has been not to simply improve rankings, but to continue to build on our existing quality, and to let the world know about it.”

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About the UH Law Center
UH Law Center, which was established in 1947, boasts a number of programs that span the panoply of legal issues- health law, intellectual property & information law, consumer law, energy & environmental law, criminal justice. Two of our institutes, which oversee the UH Law Center programs, are considered among the best in the country: Health Law & Policy Institute and Intellectual Property & Information Law. UHLC is an integral part of the legal community of the nation’s fourth largest city and seventh largest legal market. The UH Law Center’s curriculum is the broadest of any law school in Texas.

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