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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Princeton Review Law School Ranking: Which Students Study the Most (and Least)?

Princeton_review_2008_2Last week, I blogged the lists of the Top 10 law schools in eleven categories posted on Princeton Review's web site in connection with its publication of the 2008 edition of Best 170 Law Schools.  The rankings are the result of Princeton Review's survey of 18,000 students at the 170 law schools, along with school statistics provided by administrators.

With the help of my assistant, I have extracted from the individual profiles of the 170 law schools all of the available data to rank the schools in six categories.  Each day this week, I will report on one of the ranking categories.

Hours of Study Per Day.  From our student survey. The average number of hours students at the school report studying each day.

Here are the law schools where students study the most and the least per day [click on chart to enlarge]:

Princeton_review_study_hours_2008

The data show that students at lower-ranked law schools study harder (a median 5.13 hours per day) than students at higher ranked schools (a median 3.56 hours per day).  The median rank of the schools whose students work the hardest is in the Fourth Tier of U.S. News, while the median rank of the schools whose students work the least hard is #77.      

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By any chance is the rest of this data public? I'd be interested in seeing the entire spectrum, rather than just the bottom/top 25 schools...

Posted by: Jeremy | Nov 6, 2007 10:58:23 AM