Princeton Review Names Georgia State Law among ‘Best’ Law Schools
The Princeton Review named Georgia State Law to its 2018 list of “The Best 169 Law Schools,” ranking it among the best institutions to earn a juris doctorate.
According to Princeton Review editor-in-chief Robert Franek, the organization chose169 schools to include on its annual list based on its high regard for their academics and the assessment of institutional data collected from the schools.
For the 2018 rankings, the Princeton Review analyzed data from surveys of 19,900 students and administrators. Respondents to the 80-question survey, collected during the 2014–17 school years, rated their schools on several topics including the school’s academics, student body and campus life. The survey also asked students questions about themselves and their career plans.
“The schools we selected as the ‘Best 169 Law Schools’ all offer academically outstanding degrees. We recommend them highly,” Franek said. “Their program offerings vary considerably, and we salute and highlight those distinctions in our profiles. Our purpose is not to rank schools hierarchically or crown any school as ‘best’ overall. Our goal is to provide school profiles combined with multiple rating scores and ranking lists to help applicants choose the best law school for them.”
The Princeton Review does not rank the law schools or name one law school best overall, but its online law school profiles have sections reporting on academics, student life, admissions information and graduates’ employment data from the law schools on the 2018 list.
For the Georgia State Law profile, Princeton Review editors stated that, “Georgia State University College of Law offers outstanding programs, hands-on learning opportunities and an ideal environment for gaining practical experience and engaging in interdisciplinary research. Through an innovative curriculum that blends practice-based instruction with legal theory, the college graduates attorneys prepared to make a contribution from day one.”
“We are committed to ensuring our students are prepared to practice law in a rapidly changing field,” said Wendy F. Hensel, dean and professor of law. “Students are at the heart of what we do at the College of Law.”
The profiles also include school ratings (scores from 60 to 99) in five categories based primarily on institutional data. Among them are Academic Experience, Admissions Selectivity, Career, Professors Interesting and Professors Accessible. Georgia State Law scored 92 for the admissions selectivity category.
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