Georgetown University Law Center (Georgetown Law) is Georgetown University's law school, located in Washington, D.C. According to the 2009 edition of U.S. News & World Report, Georgetown Law is the #14 ranked law school in the nation overall, and is #1 in clinical programs, #4 in environmental law, #5 in trial advocacy, #8 in healthcare law, #4 in international law, and #3 in tax law. Law School 100, a ranking scheme that purports to use qualitative rather than quantitative criteria, ranks Georgetown Law 7th overall, tied with Cornell, Virginia and others. Consistent with its reputation as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation, the Law Center's graduates are among the most highly sought after students by law firms and other employers across the nation. The second largest law school in the U.S., Georgetown often emphasizes that its close proximity to federal government agencies, courts, and the Supreme Court offer a significant advantage in the study of law. The current dean of Georgetown Law is T. Alexander Aleinikoff.