Paul L. Caron

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Top 55 Law School Buildings

Prelaw Magazine, Best Law School Facilities:

MemphisPreLaw magazine did an exhaustive review of the nation's 200-plus law schools to identify the very best facilities. We started by looking at numerous sources, including our own staff visits and The Princeton Review's 2014 edition of The Best 169 Law Schools to narrow the pool down to the top 60 based primarily on student satisfaction. ...

[A]esthetics and student feedback accounted for 35% of our score, library hours and seating for 27.5%, amenities [dining, fitness center, lockers, study carrels] for 20%, and square footage per student for 17.5%. ... In the end, even though we had initially set out to identify the 50 best buildings, we felt compelled to honor 55.

  1. Memphis
  2. Marquette
  3. Duke
  4. Baylor
  5. Colorado
  6. Richmond
  7. Villanova
  8. Yale
  9. Notre Dame
  10. Penn State-Dickinson
  11. Washington University
  12. Stetson
  13. Southwestern
  14. Nebraska
  15. Connecticut
  16. Penn State
  17. Fordham
  18. Stanford
  19. Quinnipiac
  20. Catholic
  21. William Mitchell
  22. UNLV
  23. Arizona
  24. Chapman
  25. Cornell

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Cornell should lose a point for weather.

Posted by: mike livingston | Oct 16, 2014 5:30:33 AM

Really? You're ranking buildings now?

Posted by: Liam Stengel | Oct 16, 2014 7:09:34 AM

It would be interesting to compare the niceness & newness of law school facilities with the parent university or law school's bond ratings.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Oct 16, 2014 8:22:48 AM

Hilarious. More useless rankings.

Posted by: Scipio | Oct 16, 2014 8:30:27 AM

Even ranking buildings is not easy. For example, the Sorbonne might rank very high in terms of esthetics (if you like a historic building) (beating out any U.S. schools), but pretty low on user-friendiness.

Posted by: Victor Thuronyi | Oct 16, 2014 9:45:03 AM