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Emory Law named among Princeton Review Best 169 Law Schools

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The Princeton Review included Emory Law in its “Best 169 Law Schools” 2014 edition, released this week.

The law school ranked high for its academic experience, selectivity and career services, scoring at least a 90 or above in those categories.

The rankings are based on data gathered by the Review during the 2012-13 academic year and the opinions of 18,500 students attending the 169 law schools profiled in the book. Student evaluations were based on an 80-question survey with queries on topics ranging from professors and campus life to career planning.

Student evaluations praised the school for its faculty, lively hometown and help in finding a job.

Emory Law received its highest ranking, 96, in the category of career, based on a 94.87 pass rate for first-time bar exam, an average starting salary of $70,000, and its 95.8 percent of graduates who were employed within nine months of graduation.

“As a transfer student, I feel that this is something that differs significantly from my prior school in that literally the entire office tried their best to get me in contact with practicing attorneys in the specific practice area I am interested in,” one student reviewer said.

Other positives students mentioned were a feeling of a community, effective administration, the transactional law certificate program and the recently instituted practice societies.

“There are casual opportunities for open discussions with all of the deans on a weekly basis,” another student noted.

Overall ratings are scored on a scale of 60 to 99. Rating categories are: Academic Experience, Admissions Selectivity, Career, Professors Interesting and Professors Accessible.

The schools are not ranked by hierarchy overall, but were evaluated in 11 categories. They are: Best Career Prospects, Best Classroom Experience, Best Environment for Minority Students, Best Quality of Life, Most Liberal Students, Most Conservative Students, Most Diverse Faculty, Most Chosen by Older Students, Best Professors, and Toughest to Get Into.

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