Boston University School of Law

October 12, 2007


BU Law featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 170 Law Schools: 2008 Edition”

#1 in Faculty Quality ("Professors Rock")
#5 in Best Classroom Experience
#6 in Best Career Prospects

BU 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 2008 edition of its “Best 170 Law Schools.” This year's rankings placed BU Law #1 in Faculty Quality ("Professors Rock"), #5 in Best Classroom Experience and #6 in Best Career Prospects.

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review VP-Publishing, "We select schools for this book 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. We are pleased to recommend BU 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."

“Best 170 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. The profile on BU Law includes quotes from the School’s students who say, “I don’t think there is a law school in the country that could possibly be better than BU for the overall law school experience.”

In a "Survey Says. . ." sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists topics that the surveyed BU Law students were in most agreement about. The list includes: "diverse opinions accepted in classrooms," and "great library staff." The Princeton Review's 80-question survey asked students about themselves, their career plans and their schools’ academics, student body and campus life.

The Princeton Review does not rank the schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 170, 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 on The Princeton Review's surveys of 18,000 students attending the 170 law schools profiled in the book. Only schools that permitted The Princeton Review to survey their students were eligible for consideration for these lists. Conducted during the 2006-07, 2005-06 and 2004-05 academic years, the student surveys were primarily completed online.

>>View BU Law's Profile in The Princeton Review