Wednesday October 11, 2006

Among the Nation's Best

School of Law makes The Princeton Review's "Best 170 Law Schools."

"High-tech classrooms," a "notable program in intellectual property law," "approachable" faculty and a "tight-knit" community contribute to a positive University of Dayton School of Law experience, according to student responses in The Princeton Review's newly published "Best 170 Law Schools."

The Princeton Review said the law school's facilities garner unanimous student praise. Respondents described the School of Law as an "architectural jewel."

"There is no more state-of-the-art law school than the University of Dayton School of Law," one student said.

UD's evaluation also mentions the school's new Lawyer as Problem Solver curriculum that offers three tracks and allows motivated students to graduate in two years. The accelerated program does not sacrifice an excellent legal education, according to a pair of respondents. The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution gave the Lawyer as Problem Solver curriculum an award for excellence this year.

"We chose schools based on our high regard for their academic programs and offerings, institutional data we collect from the schools, and the candid opinions of students attending them who rate and report on their campus experiences at the schools," said Robert Franek, vice president of publishing at The Princeton Review. "We are pleased to recommend the University of Dayton School of Law to readers of our book and users of our Web site as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn a law school degree."

The Princeton Review also made note of UD's legal writing program, which has been nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

"Best 170 Law Schools" contains 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.

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