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Saturday, October 17, 2009

2010 Princeton Review Law School Rankings: Most (and Least) Accessible Professors

Princeton Review 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 2010 edition of Best 172 Law Schools (with the University of Cincinnati College of Law on the cover).  The rankings are the result of Princeton Review's survey of 18,000 students at the 172 law schools, along with school statistics provided by administrators.

I have extracted from the individual profiles of the 172 law schools all of the available data to rank the schools in six categories. I will report each day on one of the ranking categories.

Professors Accessible Rating: Based on law student opinion. We asked law students to rate how accessible the law faculty members at their schools are on a scale from 60 to 99.

Here are the law schools with the most and least accessible professors:

School

Score

School

Score

1

Mercer

99

146

Florida

70

Pepperdine

99

Memphis

70

Virginia

99

New York Law School

70

4

Boston Univ.

98

Suffolk

70

Chapman

98

150

Arizona State

69

Texas Tech

98

Loyola-New Orleans

69

7

CUNY

97

152

Arkansas-Fayetteville

68

Wake Forest

97

Columbia

68

Wash. & Lee

97

154

Rutgers-Newark

67

10

Regent

96

St. John's

67

Samford

96

156

George Mason

66

Stanford

96

Miami

66

13

Alabama

95

158

Appalachian

65

Ave Maria

95

Georgia State

65

Loyola-L.A.

95

160

Hofstra

64

16

St. Thomas (Minn.)

94

161

Indiana - Indianapolis

63

Texas Wesleyan

94

SUNY-Buffalo

63

W. New England

94

163

Akron

62

19

Arizona 

93

Nova

62

BYU

93

165

Cornell

61

Duke

93

Harvard

61

22

Chicago

92

John Marshall

61

Kansas

92

Seattle

61

New Mexico

92

SMU

61

25

Boston College

91

Southern

61

Phoenix

91

UC-Hastings

61

Texas

91

Yale

61

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 prior years' rankings, see:

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Comments

Wait! Yale and Harvard are the two best law schools and they have the least accessible professors? Do I detect a problem with methodology?

Posted by: mike livingston | Oct 17, 2009 9:34:47 AM