The Princeton Review recently named Drake University Law School one of the nation’s best law schools in the 2008 edition of its “Best 170 Law Schools.”
“We’re not surprised, of course, to be included among the nation’s best law schools,” said David Walker, dean of the Law School.
“We are very gratified by the students’ anonymously submitted comments. They accurately reflect that Drake Law School is very focused and effective in educating and graduating lawyers, that at Drake the student body is very collegial, the faculty are highly accessible and the school is supportive of students from day one.”
The survey compares schools based on academic programs, institutional data from each school and student reviews, offering a two-page school profile, including information on academics, admissions, student life, academic ratings, career placement services and more.
In the “Survey Says” section, students said Drake Law School offers:
• One-of-a-kind trial practicum
• Enhanced and totally reinvented career services
• Great research resources and huge emphasis on writing
• Great library staff
• Abundant externship, internship and clerkship opportunities
• The perfect balance of academic tradition and excellence
• State-of-the-art technology, with wireless network access campuswide
• A helpful and healthy place to study and learn
When asked about faculty and administration, students said:
• Administrators are knowledgeable, experienced and unbelievably accessible
• Faculty are experienced, pragmatic and effective, and have open door policies
• Faculty are open to diverse opinions in the classroom
Students described the school’s atmosphere as “supportive,” adding that “cutthroat, competition-type behavior is virtually unheard of.” Professors have worked in the field and offer students “practical experience” which helps prepare them for classes, practice and exams – but, most importantly, their careers ahead.
“Other schools graduate theoretically sound students of the law,” one student wrote. “Drake graduates lawyers.”