BU Law Ranks #1 Best Professors, #5 Best Classroom Experience in Princeton Review 2014

School of Law praised for "dedication of the faculty and administration" and "stunningly broad range of specialized programs"

Boston University School of Law is once again on top in the Princeton Review 2014 rankings for "Best Professors," and has also placed in the top five for "Best Classroom Experience." This marks the seventh consecutive year that BU Law has ranked among the top three for Best Professors, earning the number one spot a dominant five times since the book began publishing its unique rankings in the 2008 edition.

The Princeton Review 2014 edition notes that students report "almost universally that the dedication of the faculty and administration has to be the greatest strength of the program," and that "the School encourages faculty-student interaction through numerous mentorship and social programs." This, in turn, helps with job placements, as do the "stunningly broad range of specialized programs," including "a fleet of clinical programs and externships in the professionally target-rich surrounding city of Boston." The book quotes a BU Law student who states, "My classmates and I are consistently considered the top summer interns at our jobs."

"At BU Law, we are focused on the student learning experience," says Dean Maureen A. O'Rourke. "Our faculty are superb teachers who are dedicated to ensuring that our students receive the best possible legal education."

The Princeton Review's rankings are based on surveys of 18,500 students attending the top ABA-accredited U.S. law schools profiled in the 2014 edition. The Best Professors rankings were based on student answers to survey questions on their professors' quality of teaching and accessibility outside the classroom. Best Classroom Experience was calculated from student responses to teaching quality, balance of theory and practical skills in the curricula, tolerance for differing opinions in class discussions, and classroom facilities.

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior VP-publisher, "We recommend Boston University School of Law as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn a law school degree. We chose the schools we profile in this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicit and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools who rate and report on their experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for the book."

Reported October 9, 2013

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