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UB Law School Receives No. 1 Ranking

Release Date: September 7, 2010

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Law School is No. 1 in Thomson Reuter's "Super Lawyers" ranking of law graduates practicing in Upstate New York, which includes 54 of the 62 counties in New York State. This is in addition to the UB Law School's 2010 national ranking, where it placed 48th out of the 180 law schools in the country that produced Super Lawyers.

"We are thrilled that so many of our graduates have been selected as Super Lawyers," said UB Law School Dean Makau Mutua. "It is a testament to their talents and outstanding work, and it speaks volumes about the commitment of our graduates to serve their clients and communities with distinction. This ranking reflects how our current legal skills curriculum, which is a cornerstone of our law school, prepares our students for their careers. We are very proud."

Super Lawyers is publication of Thomson Reuters, the third-largest book publisher in the world with more than 55,000 employees in 100 countries. It is the major legal publisher in the United States.

Selection for Super Lawyers is based on 12 indicators of professional achievement and is compiled by the magazine's research department. Its objective is to "create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing" of the top 5 percent of the lawyers in each state.

Since its founding in 1887, the University at Buffalo Law School -- the State University of New York system's only law school -- has established an excellent reputation and is widely regarded as a leader in legal education. Its cutting-edge curriculum provides both a strong theoretical foundation and the practical tools graduates need to succeed in a competitive marketplace, wherever they choose to practice. A special emphasis on interdisciplinary studies, public service and opportunities for hands-on clinical education makes UB Law unique among the nation's premier public law schools.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB's more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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Charles Anzalone
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