The Quinnipiac University School of Law is one of the nation’s most outstanding law schools, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company featured the school in the 2016 edition of its annual book, “The Best 173 Law Schools.”
“We recommend Quinnipiac as one of the best institutions to earn a law school degree,” said Robert Franek, the Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher. “We chose the 173 schools in this book based on our high regard for their academics and our assessment of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicited and greatly respect the opinions of 19,700 students attending these schools who reported on their experiences at their schools on our 80-question student survey for the book.”
The Princeton Review’s survey asked students at the 173 law schools about their school’s academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys that were used for this edition were all completed online and conducted during the 2014-15, 2013-14 and 2012-13 academic years.
“We are very happy to be included in Princeton Review’s list of top law schools,” said Jennifer Gerarda Brown, dean of the School of Law. “Students seem to be very happy with our move to the interdisciplinary North Haven Campus, where we are adjacent to the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, the program in social work and other graduate programs. It is especially gratifying to know that our students find the faculty to be knowledgeable, accessible and supportive. This is the sort of community we seek to nurture at Quinnipiac law.”
The book’s two-page school profiles have sections reporting on academics, student life, admissions information, and graduates’ employment data. In the profile on Quinnipiac, the Princeton Review editors describe Quinnipiac’s new School of Law Center as an “exceptional” new building. “Not only is the new building equipped with the most advanced state-of-the-art technology, but it is spacious and comfortable.”
The profiles also have five categories of ratings that The Princeton Review tallies based on institutional data it collected during the 2014-15 academic year and/or its student survey for the book. The ratings are scores on a scale of 60 to 99. Rating categories are: academic experience, admissions selectivity, career, professors interesting and professors accessible.
The Princeton Review explains the basis for each rating score in the book and on its site.
The Princeton Review does not rank the law schools in the book from 1 to 173, 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 students attending the business schools. A few lists, such as “Best Career Prospects,” use both student survey and institutional data. The list, “Toughest to Get Into,” is based solely on institutional data.