TU College of Law featured in Princeton Review's "Best 174 Law Schools: 2009 Edition"

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The University of Tulsa College of Law is one of the nation's most outstanding law schools, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the school in the just-published 2009 edition of its Best 174 Law Schools.

Best 174 Law Schools has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity and career placement services. In the profile on the TU College of Law, the Princeton Review editors say the school educates "lawyers who will impact their communities in a positive manner."

"Our inclusion shows that the rest of the nation is noticing the excellent work being done both by our students and faculty," said Janet K. Levit, dean of the TU College of Law. "The testimonials of our students illustrate the quality of the training they are receiving and the satisfaction they find in the student experience."

The editors cite the school's professors and specific programs for its success.

"The professors here are tough without being overbearing," the profile states. "No one has ever found a time when professors aren’t available outside of class to help with questions or difficulties."

More compliments followed as the editors said opportunities for internships, clerkships and other related experience endeavors were "plentiful," categorized the legal writing and research programs as "excellent" and regarded the Mabee Legal Information Center as an "absolutely top-notch library."

The profile includes feedback from TU College of Law students, who mark the law school experience among the school's strongest features. "Relations among students are terrific," one student commented.

 "There is always something going on, and families are welcome to come together," said another.