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Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Named a “Best” Law School by the Princeton Review

Loyola press release - November 1, 2017

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is one of the nation’s most outstanding law schools, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles the school in its.

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publisher, “We recommend Loyola University New Orleans College of Law as one of the best institutions to earn a law school degree. 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 the 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.”

The Princeton Review's survey asked students at the 169 law schools about their school's academics, student body, and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. The online student surveys that were used for this edition were conducted in the 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17 academic years.

“For more than 100 years, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law has instilled in its students the Jesuit principles of academic rigor, pursuit of justice of service to others,” said Dean and Judge Adrian G. Duplantier Professor of Law Madeleine M. Landrieu, J.D. ’87, H’ 05. “At the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, we are committed to exploring issues of social justice, diversity, and inclusion. Loyola New Orleans law students receive a transformative legal education that produces legal professionals committed to using the law to make a difference in the world.”

The Princeton Review’s law school profiles have sections on academics, student life, admissions information and graduates’ employment data. Loyola University New Orleans College of Law’s profile spotlighted the university’s commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion; its close-knit campus community; its outstanding professors; and its location in one of the best cities in the world, a city known for its music, traditions, history, and nightlife.

Students surveyed also gave the law school especially high marks for academic experience, interesting professors, and accessibility of professors.

Some of the comments from students attending Loyola University New Orleans College of Law are, according to The Princeton Review:

• Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is “hands down, the best place to study law” thanks to its “regional reputation, elite professors, great career resources, and guest speakers.”

• Owing to “its location in one of the world’s great cultural centers,” students here aren’t surprised with “the quality and accessibility of the professors,” all within an “atmosphere that facilitates learning and making connections.”

• The “top-notch” professors “bring a wealth of practical experience into the classroom” and are “willing to bend over backwards to help students in their career path.”

• It helps that the professors “all have practical experience in their area of law” and “incorporate that [expertise] in the classroom.”

• “It’s great to have a professor who helped write the civil code and court opinions teach them to you,” says a 3L. The administration can be “very good, very personal, and helpful,” and the financial aid department recently acquired new staff, improving the department’s efficiency.

• “This law school is completely oriented around the students,” says a 1L.

• “There are continual opportunities to gain practical legal experience” at Loyola through “constant notices of internships, jobs, volunteer projects, and externships.”

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