The Score

October 5, 2009 6:47 PM

Attention Law Schools, Your Princeton Review Rankings Are Ready

Posted by Brian Baxter

On Monday, the Princeton Review released its annual law school rankings. The results are based on surveys of 37,000 students. Schools are ranked in 11 different categories.

Law school rankings of any kind are almost always a lightning rod for criticism and debate as to their underlying merits. (Click here for The National Law Journal's law schools report and here, here, here, and here for rankings as compiled by other publications.)

That being said, there are some surprises in the Princeton Review's findings, namely Baylor taking top honors for having the "most competitive" law students and New York's CUNY being a favorite of liberals and older students. (Older liberal students must really love the school.)

The Am Law Daily got a peek at the Princeton Review's results. Here are the schools that won their respective categories:

Best Career Prospects -- Northwestern University School of Law

Best Classroom Experience -- The University of Texas at Austin School of Law (hook 'em horns!)

Best Environment for Minority Students -- University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law

Best Quality of Life -- University of Virginia School of Law

Most Liberal Students -- City University of New York--Queens College CUNY School of Law

Most Conservative Students -- Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School

Most Competitive Students -- Baylor University School of Law

Most Diverse Faculty -- Florida International University College of Law

Most Chosen By Older Students -- City University of New York

Best Professors -- University of Chicago Law School

Toughest To Get Into -- Yale University Law School

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At least the Princton Review is a little more objective than US News.

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