The University of Colorado Law School ranks No. 26 in the nation based on aggregate scores across The Princeton Review’s admissions selectivity, academic experience, teaching and accessibility of faculty, and career prospects rankings.
Paul Caron, Dean of Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, ranked the top law schools by weighing equally (20%) each of The Princeton Review’s admissions selectivity, academic experience, professors: teaching, professors: accessibility, and career rating rankings.
With a career rating of 91 out of 99, Colorado Law ranks No. 23 in the nation in this category that considers both student survey responses about the confidence students have in their school’s ability to lead them to fruitful employment opportunities and school-reported statistical data.
"This assessment captures Colorado Law’s place as a leading law school with strong post-graduate employment outcomes," said Dean S. James Anaya.
The Class of 2018 had record-high percentages of graduates in long-term, full-time, non-school funded jobs for which bar passage was required or a JD degree was an advantage (85%) and graduates who accepted full-time, long-term, non-school funded jobs for which bar passage was required (80%).
The Princeton Review released in November its annual Best Law Schools report with its 14 ranking lists, which name the top 10 law schools in a particular category. The rankings were based on a survey of 19,000 students attending 167 law schools in the U.S. and administrators. Some ranking list tallies also factored in school-reported data.
Student survey respondents ranked Colorado Law No. 5 in the nation for "Best Quality of Life" based on answers to survey questions about whether there is a strong sense of community, whether differing opinions are tolerated in the classroom, the school’s location, the quality of social life, and research resources at the school, including library, computer, and database resources.