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Loyola College of Law named to list of "Best 174 Law Schools"

Loyola press release - October 20, 2008

The Princeton Review has named Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Law one of the best law schools in the nation. The New York-based education services company features the school in the just-published 2009 edition of its “Best 174 Law Schools.”

The Princeton Review compiled the lists based on its surveys of 18,000 students attending the 174 law schools in the book, and on school-reported data.

School profiles in “Best 174 Law Schools” cover admission, academics, financial aid, campus life and career information based on surveys of law students during the 2007-08, 2006-07 and 2005-06 academic years. On average, 100 students at each law school were surveyed for the lists appearing in the new editions of the books. The 80-question survey asked students about their school’s academics, student body and campus life, themselves and their career plans.

Law students at Loyola said that “diverse opinions were accepted in classrooms” and “the professors are wonderful resources and teachers of the material we’re required to know.” And, they praised the practicality of the Moot Court, certificate and legal research and writing programs.

College of Law Dean Brian Bromberger says, “It’s great to be associated with a law school whose development can be seen on a daily basis.”

In the book, a second-year student described the devotion of the dean, faculty and staff in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, “The dean evacuated to Houston, and without access to any files, Loyola e-mail or the Loyola server, arranged for us to have a full curriculum at University of Houston’s Law School. Professors who had lost their homes came and taught us—many commuting each week from Baton Rouge or from wherever their families had evacuated.”

The Princeton Review has posted the ranking lists and information on how they are compiled at www.PrincetonReview.com where they can be searched by school or by category.

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