NOV. 2, 2017 | For the second-straight year, the Charleston School of Law has been ranked in the nation’s top 10 law schools in two categories important to students – having the best quality of life (#4) and having the best professors (#10), according to a new ranking by The Princeton Review.
“We recommend the Charleston School of Law as one of the best institutions to earn a law school degree,” said Robert Franek, editor-in-chief of the Princeton Review. “We chose the 169 schools in this cohort based on our high regard for their academics and our assessment of institutional data we collect from schools. We also solicited and greatly respect the opinions of 19,900 students attending these schools who reported on their experiences at their schools on our 80-question student survey for the book.”
Last year, the school ranked fourth in quality of life and ninth in best professors. This year’s ranking was based on surveys by the Review of students from 169 law schools.
“We are deeply gratified to once again have the Princeton Review, the premier law school ranking journal in the world, validate the high quality of the educational experience of students who attend the Charleston School of Law,” Dean Andy Abrams said today.
“Our top 10 ranking in both the quality of life and the quality of our professors is a reaffirmation of what all those associated with our law school, both internally and externally, already know—the Charleston School of Law is an exceptional place to receive a hands-on, personal touch legal education.”
President Ed Bell said the Review’s rankings were significant.
“Our students tell us how much they appreciate the openness of our professors and how they are approachable, helpful and nurturing in the study of law,” he said. “The Charleston School of Law is moving in an exciting new direction and we’re all having fun being part of something special.”
Bell said more evidence of the school’s reinvigorated trajectory is shown in the number of students who started in August. More than 200 first-year students this year matriculated to the school, which he said illustrates how the school offers an attractive, welcoming educational environment.