The Princeton Review has released its annual Best Law Schools guide, and Northwestern Law has once again placed highly in a number of categories.This year, we hold the No. 1 spot for Best Career Prospects — a position we have held for 5 of the 7 years that the Princeton Review has published these rankings. Interim Dean Kim Yuracko recently addressed the Northwestern Law community regarding this great accomplishment with the following letter.
The Princeton Review has released its annual Best Law Schools guide, and I am pleased to report that Northwestern Law has once again placed highly in a number of categories.
This year, we hold the No. 1 spot for Best Career Prospects — a position we have held for 5 of the 7 years that the Princeton Review has published these rankings. We also were ranked No. 5 for Best Quality of Life; No. 5 for Best Classroom Experience; and No. 9 for Toughest to Get Into.
The Princeton Review compiled the rankings lists based on its surveys of 18,000 students attending 167 law schools. According to their site, the student survey asked respondents to rate multiple attributes of their schools including their professors and fellow classmates. Some ranking list tallies also factored in school-reported data. The lists are based on surveys of law students during the 2010-11, 2009-10, and 2008-09 academic years.
I am delighted by our strong position in several important categories and particularly pleased with the consistency of our Best Career Prospects ranking over time. It serves as a strong endorsement of our unique admissions program, our outstanding students, and the preparation they receive from our faculty.
I also would like to acknowledge the hard work of our Career Strategy Center team and thank them for the services and counsel they provide to our students and graduates. They have done an exceptional job in these very difficult economic times.
Indeed, while it is always nice to receive this type of external recognition, I am mindful of the economy and of the students and alumni who are experiencing heightened employment-related challenges as a result. Yet, even for those who are in the midst of an extended job search, I hope this news will serve as a source of encouragement. We are all honored by this positive news, which is the result of the efforts of so many throughout our community.
Congratulations to everyone on these strong results.
Posted: October 13, 2011