Published on: Thursday, October 11, 2012
The University of St. Thomas School of Law has again been recognized by the Princeton Review, returning to the top ten in the category of “Best Quality of Life.” The School of Law has made the top ten in this category for six of the last seven years. Last year the school was named to the top ten for having the “Best Professors.”
The ranking is included in the Princeton Review’s publication "The Best 168 Law Schools.” St. Thomas finished seventh for “Best Quality of Life,” along with elite schools such as the University of Virginia, Duke University, and New York University.
“It is always nice to be recognized when you are working hard to build a mission-centered community that places a high value on the student experience,” Associate Dean Robert Vischer said. “We also have a highly engaged faculty whose commitment to cutting-edge legal scholarship enriches their teaching, and students benefit from that.”
Vischer pointed out that School of Law faculty are exemplary by other recent measures. Out of 200 law schools nationwide, the School of Law ranked #30 in scholarly impact using the methodology developed by University of Chicago law professor Brian Leiter.
The Princeton Review tallied its lists based on its surveys of 18,000 students attending the 168 law schools. The Princeton Review profile quotes students who praise the School of Law’s “incredible sense of community” and “sense of building something great,” along with an unbeatable “downtown atmosphere without the big-city feel,” which “is the perfect atmosphere for a law school.”
The rankings can be found at the Princeton Review.