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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

2010 Princeton Review Top 50 Law Schools

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 extracted from the individual profiles of the 172 law schools all of the available data and blogged the Top 25 and Bottom 25 schools in each of six categories:

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:

  • Academic Experience
  • Admissions Selectivity
  • Career Preparation
  • Professors: Accessible & Interesting

School

Score

School

Score

1

Stanford

393.0

27

Washington & Lee

354.5

2

Chicago

389.5

28

William & Mary

353.5

3

Virginia

389.0

29

USC

350.5

4

Boston University

383.0

30

Illinois 

349.5

5

Texas

381.5

31

Indiana-Bloomington

349.0

Vanderbilt

381.5

32

Cardozo

347.5

7

Michigan 

381.0

33

Wake Forest

345.5

8

Northwestern

379.5

Iowa

345.5

9

NYU

377.5

35

Arizona 

344.0

10

Geo. Washington

375.0

Tulane

344.0

11

Pennsylvania

374.0

37

Yale

342.5

12

BYU

373.0

38

Rutgers-Camden

342.0

Boston College

373.0

39

Mercer

339.0

Georgetown

373.0

40

UC-Davis

338.5

15

Duke

371.0

41

American

337.5

16

UCLA

368.0

Wisconsin

337.5

17

UC-Berkeley

367.5

43

St. Thomas (Minn.)

336.5

18

Fordham

367.0

Villanova

336.5

19

Chapman

361.5

45

Temple

336.0

20

Loyola-L.A.

360.0

46

Houston

335.5

21

Emory

359.5

47

Maryland

335.0

Georgia 

359.5

48

Tennessee

334.5

23

Notre Dame

358.0

Richmond

334.5

24

Columbia

357.5

50

Ave Maria

334.0

25

Pepperdine

356.5

Samford

334.0

26

Harvard

356.0

Ohio State

334.0

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:

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2009/10/2010-princeton-review-1.html

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