Sunday, September 27, 2020
preLaw Magazine has a long time practice of ranking law schools in several specialty categories related to legal skills training like "best schools for practical training" or "best moot court programs." But this column from the September issue, however, is about highlighting law schools that have noteworthy family law programs as an alternative to attempting to "rank" each one in relation to the others (a much more reasonable way, I think, to recognize law schools that are making a commitment to certain parts of the curriculum as compared to a ranking system which is much more subjective and arbitrary). Without further ado, here are the family law programs that preLaw has singled out for special recognition:
Family law is one of the most important legal specialties because of who can be in the crosshairs: children. It focuses on so many of society’s chilling realities, from domestic violence to homelessness to family abandonment.
Many schools devote considerable resources to this area of law. Here are some new developments at the nation’s top law schools:
New York Law School
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
University of Miami School of Law
Seattle University School of Law
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Drake University Law School
Southwestern Law School
DePaul University College of Law
Washburn University School of Law
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Continue reading here to learn more about each of these programs and why preLaw has selected them for special recognition.