School of Law featured in The Princeton Review’s ‘Best 169 Law Schools: 2014 Edition’

The School of Law is one of the nation's most outstanding law schools, according to the education services company, The Princeton Review. The company features the school in the new 2014 edition of its book, "The Best 169 Law Schools."

"We recommend Quinnipiac as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn a law school degree," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president-publisher. "We chose the schools we profile in this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicit and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools who rate and report on their experiences at them on our 80-question survey for the book."

The Princeton Review's survey asks law students about their school's academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. 

"We are very pleased to be included in Princeton Review's 2014 edition of 'The Best 169 Law Schools,'" said Jennifer Gerarda Brown, dean of the School of Law. "The Princeton Review notes our beautiful campus and extraordinary extra-curricular opportunities. We are praised for the way we help our students build practical skills along with mastery of doctrine and theory.

"Of course it is nice to appear among so many other very fine law schools, but even more gratifying are the comments that students have made about us, which show that we are achieving the personalized, humane educational environment we aspire to at Quinnipiac.  The Princeton Review quotes students who find our faculty 'approachable,' 'readily available,' and 'willing to help,' and describe fellow students as 'supportive,' 'mutually respectful,' and 'friendly.'  The atmosphere of the school is described as 'comfortable and relaxed, which makes it easier not only to learn, but to make friends.'  Many schools claim to create collaborative communities, but the qualitative information collected by the Princeton Review shows that we are actually achieving this extraordinary goal."

The Princeton Review does not rank the law schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 169, or name one law school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 law schools in various categories. Ten lists are based entirely or partly on The Princeton Review's surveys of 18,500 students attending the 169 law schools profiled in the book. Conducted during the 2012-13, 2011-12 and 2010-11 academic years, the student surveys were completed online. Some lists such as the "Best Career Prospects" list use both student survey and institutional data. One list, "Toughest to Get Into," is based solely on institutional data. 

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