September 13, 2007
The College of Law at Georgia State has been named the third best-value law school in the U.S. in the current “Back to School” edition of The National Jurists' PreLaw magazine.
In the cover article, titled Best Value Law Schools, the COL was selected as one of the nation's best when it comes to value as a law school that delivers results at an affordable price.
The magazine compiled their “best value” list of schools after editors did a search for all law schools that included:
According to Karen Dybis, the author of the magazine article, the editors then ranked the schools by weighing tuition, bar pass rate and employment rate. The end result is a list of schools where students pass the bar exam, get jobs and pay a reasonable tuition.
“There are a handful of law schools that are successfully delivering results, without charging students an arm and a leg,” Dybis commented. “We identified 62 schools who met the criteria as best values, then ranked them accordingly. North Carolina Central University's School of Law topped the list, followed second by the University of Alabama School Law, and then Georgia State University's College of Law ranked third overall.”
Other colleges making the cut in the magazine top five best-value law schools were The Florida State University College of Law and The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
“At the College of Law, we've known all along that we are indeed a great value,” said Dean Steven Kaminshine. “The magazine's ranking lends credence to that fact. Our reasonable tuition and our high bar passage and employment rates for our students are truly impressive statistics. We're proud to be recognized as a best value by the magazine, because from the very beginning 25 years ago, we have been dedicated to ensuring that our students get the maximum out of their investment in law school.”
For additional information, see the full text of The National Jurist PreLaw magazine article