Monday November 9, 2015

Dayton Law Included in Best Law Schools List

The University of Dayton School of Law once again named on Princeton Review's list of nation’s top law schools.

The University of Dayton School of Law once again takes a place on the nation’s top law schools list in the Princeton Review’s 2016 edition of the Best 173 Law Schools list released in October.

“The Princeton Review is becoming an increasingly important source of information for prospective law students, so it is good to see this kind of national recognition of the quality of our program,” said Dean Andrew Strauss. “I was especially gratified by commentary highlighting our strong focus on preparing students for real-world legal careers and our outstanding writing and experiential programs.”

Dayton Law offers a comprehensive lawyering skills curriculum during the first year as well as concentrations with certification for in-depth knowledge of specific areas of practice. Hands-on legal training is obtained through externships, four different on-site clinics and capstone courses in the last year of studies.

Faculty is also attributed for students’ preparedness in today’s legal careers.  They noted that professors “incorporate trending interests such as pop, music, movies into their teaching materials.” Students applaud the commitment and accessibility of faculty that are “genuinely concerned with the success of their students.”  

The list is based on what the authors feel that prospective students would want to know, including the school’s academics, campus diversity and career opportunities. Outcomes are based on student opinion surveys and institutional data. The list is available online and as a book.

For more information, contact Denise Baker, assistant director of communications at the University of Dayton School of Law, at 937-229-3342 or dbaker3@udayton.edu.