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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

2020 Princeton Review Law School Rankings: Academic Experience

Princeton ReviewI previously blogged the lists of the Top 10 law schools in fourteen categories in the 2020 edition of the Princeton Review's Best Law Schools. In a series of posts this week, I will highlight the Top 50 schools in the five categories for which the Princeton Review provides individual law school data:

Academic Experience:  This rating measures the quality of the school's learning environment on a scale of 60 to 99. Factors taken into consideration include the Admissions Selectivity Rating, as well as how students rate each of the following: the quality of teaching and the accessibility of their professors, the research resources at their school, the range of available courses, the balance of curricular emphasis on legal theory and practical lawyering, the tolerance for diverse opinions in the classroom, and the degree of intellectual challenge that the coursework presents.

  Law School Academics
1 Virginia 99
2 Stanford 98
3 Chicago 96
  Duke 96
  Georgia 96
  Kentucky 96
  Oregon 96
8 Georgetown 95
  Michigan 95
  Northwestern 95
  Notre Dame 95
  Washington & Lee 95
13 Alabama 94
  Boston College 94
  Boston U. 94
  Florida State 94
  Harvard 94
  Loyola-L.A. 94
  Texas 94
  UCLA 94
21 Columbia 93
  Cornell 93
  Florida Int'l 93
  Georgia State 93
  NYU 93
  Oklahoma 93
  Pepperdine 93
  UC-Berkeley 93
  UC-Davis 93
  Vanderbilt 93
  Washington U. 93
  William & Mary 93
33 Arizona State 92
  Memphis 92
  Michigan State 92
  North Carolina 92
  Pennsylvania 92
  Regent 92
  Richmond 92
  SMU 92
  USC 92
  Utah 92
43 Baylor 91
  BYU 91
  Chapman 91
  Charleston 91
  Colorado 91
  Connecticut 91
  CUNY 91
  Emory 91
  Florida 91
  Fordham 91
  Minnesota 91
  New Hampshire 91
  Ohio Northern 91
  Ohio State 91
  Pittsburgh 91
  Rutgers 91
  Samford 91
  San Diego 91
  St. John's 91
  Temple 91
  Tennessee 91
  Texas Tech 91
  UC-Hastings 91
  Wake Forest 91

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" as well as how students rate each of the following: the quality of teaching and the accessibility of their professors, the research resources at their school, the range of available courses, the balance of curricular emphasis on legal theory and practical lawyering, the tolerance for diverse opinions in the classroom, and the degree of intellectual challenge that the coursework presents."

I don't remember Princeton Review reaching out to me or anyone I knew in law school. Where are they getting this data from? Perhaps more to the point, how many students are they getting these opinions, I mean this data, from, and what percentage of their schools' student bodies do they represent? I'm picturing a methodological trainwreck wherein maybe 5% of a law school's student body is polled, only a fraction of that bothers responding, and the results are being held out as authoritative for the purpose of selling magazines or books or whatever medium the Princeton Review is using today.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Feb 4, 2020 8:39:59 AM