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Students Ranked Among Most Progressive in U.S.

Saturday, October 18, 2008  
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The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review has named UDC-DCSL one of the nation’s outstanding law schools!  The New York-based education services company profiles the school in the new Best 174 Law Schools (2009).

The Best 174 Law Schools differs from traditional law school ranking publications.  Rather than name one best law school, The Princeton Review ranks schools based on criteria that may prove important to an individual applicant in finding his or her best fit.  The category rankings are based on surveys of students attending the schools, as well as information provided by school administrators.

The ten ranking categories in the book that incorporate or are based wholly on student answers to survey questions include "Best Overall Academic Experience," "Professors Rock (Legally Speaking)," and "Best Career Prospects."  UDC-DCSL ranked in the top ten in the following categories:

#5     Most Progressive Student Body
#6     Most Diverse Faculty
#10   Most Welcoming of Older Students

The two-page profiles in Best 174 Law Schools have sections on the school's academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for academics, selectivity and career placement.  In the profile on UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, the book's editors state that "the two pillars that set UDC apart are its 'all-consuming' 'commitment to public interest law' and its stellar clinical program.”  In addition to being "a great bargain," it is a "a law school with a conscience” whose students graduate with "a strong sense of public service and how to serve their communities as lawyers.”

The book's ranking lists of top 10 schools in 11 categories are based on institutional data from the schools and on surveys of more than 18,000 students attending the 174 schools profiled in the book. Conducted during the 2007-08, 2006-07, and 2005-06 academic years, the surveys were done primarily online. The book's ranking lists are posted at

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