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Monday, December 13, 2010

2011 Princeton Review Law School Rankings: Best (and Worst) Academic Experience

Princeton Review (2011) I previously 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 2011 edition of Best 172 Law Schools (with the University of Cincinnati College of Law again 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.

Academic Experience Rating:  The quality of the learning environment, on a scale of 60 to 99.  The rating incorporates the Admissions Selectivity Rating and the average responses of law students at the school to several questions on our law student survey.  In addition to the Admissions Selectivity Rating, factors considered include how students rate the quality of teaching and the accessibility of their professors, the school's research resources, the range of available courses, the balance of legal theory and practical lawyering skills stressed in the curriculum, the tolerance for diverse opinions in the classroom, and how intellectually challenging the course work is.

Here are the law schools with the best and worst academic experience rating:

 

School

Score

 

School

Score

1

Duke

99

145

Albany

70

 

Stanford

99

 

North Dakota

70

 

Virginia

99

 

Ohio Northern

70

4

Chicago

98

 

Syracuse

70

 

Michigan

98

 

Touro

70

 

Northwestern

98

150

District of Columbia

69

7

Boston University

97

 

John Marshall

69

 

NYU

97

 

Kentucky

69

 

UCLA

97

 

Mississippi College

69

10

Georgetown

96

 

West Virginia

69

 

Geo. Washington

96

155

Maine

68

 

Vanderbilt

96

 

Missouri-KC

68

13

Boston College

95

 

Wyoming

68

 

Pennsylvania

95

158

Idaho

67

 

UC-Berkeley

95

 

Nova

67

16

BYU

94

 

Widener-Harrisburg

67

 

Loyola-L.A.

94

161

Capital

66

 

Pepperdine

94

 

Dayton

66

 

Texas

94

163

Loyola-New Orleans

65

20

Harvard

93

164

Phoenix

64

 

UC-Hastings

93

165

Cornell

63

22

Emory

92

 

N. Illinois

63

 

Florida

92

 

Oklahoma City

63

 

Fordham

92

168

South Dakota

62

25

Chapman

91

 

Southern

62

 

Columbia

91

 

St. Mary’s

62

 

Georgia

91

171

Appalachian

61

 

Richmond

91

172

N.C. Central

60

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/2010/12/2010-princeton.html

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