TU Law Receives High Score in Transparency

Sunday, April 15, 2012

TU College of Law is one of only six in the nation receiving an A+ score.

Accolades continue to come in for TU Law. The college recently received an “A+” grade in employment transparency from the non-profit group Law School Transparency in a list published in the March issue of National Jurist. Of the 197 law schools, only six received an A+. Employment transparency has become a critical issue for law schools, as class action lawsuits over employment data have been filed against fourteen law schools.

“Transparency is essential, especially in the current climate in which students are investing a tremendous amount of time and resources into a legal education,” Said Dean Janet Levit. “On one level, the grade is a reflection of our commitment to our students’ professional development and careers. On another level, it reflects our institutional philosophy of being very open with our students.”

Schools are graded based on eighteen criteria, including: “class,” “employment status,” “percentage unknown,” “full time/part time,” “employer list” and “salary information.” The LST also penalizes a schools grade for providing misleading information.

The grade is the second national recognition in as many months for TU Law. In March, U.S. News and World Report ranked TU College of Law 99th in the Top 100 Law Schools, marking the first time TU Law has been named in the top 100.

“We’ve always believed our law school to be an excellent program,” said Dean Levit. “These recognitions echo that sentiment.”

Shari Erwin