Published on: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
The University of St. Thomas School of Law is one of the nation’s most outstanding law schools, and students here are taught by professors who rank in the top 10 nationwide, according to a new study from Princeton Review.
The School of Law landed on Princeton Review’s recently released “Best 169 Law Schools” for 2014, where the school’s faculty is ranked No. 9 among all schools included in the study. The “Best 169” list, which uses student surveys and institutional data to highlight the nation’s most outstanding law schools, does not rank schools on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 169, or name one law school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 law schools in various categories.
School of Law faculty were included in the top 10 Best Professors list in 2011, as well.
Students surveyed noted a faculty of “remarkable educators” who are “engaging” and “approachable,” a “bright and welcoming” campus, an innovative mentor externship program, and “an incredible sense of community.” Noted one first-year student: “The culture is so inclusive and congenial that I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”
The student remarks weren’t limited just to classroom experience. A third-year student noted that “more and more of our graduates are landing top clerkships and jobs.”
The school profiles in “The Best 169 Law Schools” have rating scores in five categories that The Princeton Review tallies based on institutional data collected during the 2012-13 academic year and student surveys. The ratings are scores on a scale of 60 to 99. Rating categories are: Academic Experience, Admissions Selectivity, Career, Professors Interesting and Professors Accessible. Among the ratings in the School of Law profile are scores of 95 for interesting professors and 97 for accessible professors.
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