Paul L. Caron

Sunday, February 17, 2019

2019 Religious Law School Rankings

Most Devout Law Schools

The Most Devout Law Schools (preLaw Winter 2019):

We gathered detailed information from the religiously-affiliated schools and from other sources. From that data, we compiled a ranking based on: percentage and activity of students who belong to the faith; percentage and activity of faculty who belong to the faith; number of religion-focused courses and other ways the school incorporates the faith into the curricula; religion-related journals, centers and clinics; religious services and clergy at the law school; mission of the law school.

Most Devout Christian Law Schools:

  1. Liberty
  2. Regent
  3. Trinity
  4. BYU
  5. Pepperdine
  6. Baylor
  7. Faulkner
  8. Belmont
  9. Campbell
  10. Concordia

Here is the description of Pepperdine's #5 ranking:

At Pepperdine, social events and official ceremonies begin with prayer. That’s a significant part of the school’s culture. “It is not unusual that business meetings will likewise be convened with a request to God for prudence, understanding and guidance,” the school’s website notes. “Many of Pepperdine’s professors and administrators take the time to spiritually encourage and pray with students and others who need the care that those who profess faith are called to give.” Pepperdine is affiliated with Churches of Christ, but students of all faiths are welcome.

Most Devout Catholic Law Schools:

  1. Ave Maria
  2. St. Thomas (Minneapolis)
  3. Catholic
  4. St. John's
  5. Gonzaga
  6. Seton Hall
  7. Loyola (New Orleans)
  8. Creighton
  9. Santa Clara
  10. St. Mary's
  11. Marquette
  12. Dayton

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religiously affiliated law schools--no hyphen since the "ly" is an adverb that automatically modifies the adjective "affiliated"

Posted by: TaxGal | Feb 18, 2019 9:35:15 AM