October 27, 2008
Princeton Review's Top 50 Law Schools
Last 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 2009 edition of Best 174 Law Schools. The rankings are the result of Princeton Review's survey of 18,000 students at the 174 law schools, along with school statistics provided by administrators.
With the help of my assistant, I extracted from the individual profiles of the 174 law schools all of the available data and blogged the Top 25 and Bottom 25 schools in each of six categories:
- Academic Experience
- Admissions Selectivity
- Career Preparation
- Professors: Accessible
- Professors: Interesting
- Study Hours
To conclude the series, I present here Princeton Review's Top 50 Law Schools, determined by (1) focusing on those five categories with reported scores in the 60-99 range (thus excluding the study hours category), (2) combining the Professors: Accessible and Professors: Interesting categories into a single category, and (3) adding the scores in the resulting four categories:
Unfortunately, the Princeton Review did not release the response rate per school, so it is impossible to determine how the rankings are affected by each school's representation among the respondents.
For the 2008 Princeton Review Top 50 Law School Rankings, see here.
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