Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The November 2008 issue of The National Jurist ranks the Top 60 law schools for public interest law, determined by an equal weighting of three categories:
- Student Involvement: "The student involvement category assigned points for student activity and percentage of graduates of the Class of 2006 who entered jobs in the public interest field (defined as jobs in legal services, nonprofit organizations and public defender offices, but not including government jobs or judicial clerkships generally)."
- Curriculum: "The curriculum category assigned points for the existence of a public interest coordinator, strength of clinical programs, and existence of a voluntary or mandatory pro bono graduation requirement."
- Finances: "The financial factors category assigned points for cost of tuition, availability of grants and scholarships and strength of loan repayment or loan assistance programs."
Here are the Top 25 Public Interest Law Schools:
- Lewis & Clark
- University of Washington
- North Carolina
- William Mitchell
- New York Law School
- Roger Williams