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Wayne Law Featured in Princeton Review’s ‘Best 170 Law Schools; 2008 Edition’

October 19, 2007

DETROIT (Oct. 19, 2007) – Wayne State University Law School was recently featured as one of the nation’s most outstanding law schools, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company featured the school in the just-published 2008 edition of its “Best 170 Law Schools.”

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review VP of Publishing, "We select schools for this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and offerings, institutional data we collect from the schools, and the candid opinions of students attending them who rate and report on their campus experiences at the schools.  We are pleased to recommend Wayne Law to readers of our book and users of our Web site as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn a law school degree." 

“Best 170 Law Schools” has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity and career placement services. 

The Princeton Review's 80-question survey asked 18,000 students about themselves, their career plans, and their schools’ academics, student body and campus life. Some of the comments included the following:

"The professors at Wayne are the perfect balance between scholars and practicing lawyers. They help you develop the analytical/theoretical tools you need for a long legal career while also breaking it down to what you really need to know in the real world."

“The law library is well-equipped, and Wayne State is continually improving the technological resources. With [in-state] tuition costs of only $13,000 or so a year, Wayne State deserves even greater recognition as an excellent value in education.”

“There is an incredible internship program at Wayne that gives students such great real-world exposure to the legal profession…I had a judicial internship at the Federal District Court this semester and am participating in the Urban Housing and Community Development Clinic next semester!"

"It is a fabulous location for a law school in general because it is so close to the courts and major MI law firms, as well as very close to Canada. That location alone opens up many opportunities that other MI law schools just cannot compete with."

"if you want to be a lawyer or a judge in Michigan, Wayne is a great place to be. Half of the judges and 75 percent of the lawyers practicing in southeast Michigan are Wayne graduates. The alumni are very active and willing to help other graduates."

The Princeton Review does not rank the schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 170, or name one law school best overall.  Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 law schools in various categories. Conducted during the 2006-07, 2005-06, and 2004-05 academic years, the student surveys were primarily completed online. The lists are posted at www.PrincetonReview.com

Wayne State University Law School has served Michigan and beyond since its inception as Detroit City Law School in 1927. Located in Detroit’s re-energized historic cultural center, the Law School remains committed to student success and features modern lecture and court facilities, multi-media classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and the Arthur Neef Law Library, which houses one of the nation's 30 largest legal collections. Taught by an internationally recognized faculty, Wayne State Law School students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, five live-client clinics, and access to well over 100 internships with local and non-profit entities each year. Its 11,000 living alumni, who work in every state of the nation and more than a dozen foreign countries, include leading members of the local, national and international legal communities. For more information, visit www.law.wayne.edu.