DU's Sturm College of Law is rated among the top 100 best law schools in the county by U.S. News and World Report for the 10th consecutive year, moving up the ladder 3 spots this year to No. 77 from No. 80 last year.

The Sturm College of Law shares the No. 77 spot along with University of Pittsburgh as well as the University of Miami.

The research takes into consideration 12 factors when determining which schools will occur on the list, grouped into a quality assessment by law school peers and legal professionals,selectivity, placement success as well as faculty resources.

A major aspect that contributed to Sturm's increased ranking include the student-to-teacher ratio, which is presently 15:1. The better ranking is a sign that the college's vision is moving forward.

Dean Martin Katz stated that Sturm needs to work harder to enroll students with higher LSAT scores and plans to increase the median undergraduate grade point average of admitted students.