Wednesday, October 15, 2014


It's Not Bragging If It's True!

St. Thomas law school got some great news last week-- according to the Princeton Review, we are #4 in the nation for quality of life, and #8 for best professors.  Here is part of what students had to say:

Everyone here—not just the deans, professors, and admissions and registrar staff, but even the custodians, cafeteria employees, and the security personnel—strive to create a community in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity,

I am in the right place. 

Who wouldn't want to go to law school on an island in the Caribbean.....


My law school, and others like it, too often discount student feedback in favor of prestige points--U.S. News rankings, employment data, faculty self-evaluation, clerkship placement, etc. What's lost is not only how students feel about what they're learning, but whether the culture fosters learning in the first place.

Coming from a place like Baylor, where--at least in my experience--student life was strenuously emphasized at every level of decision making, faculty were deeply involved in students' lives, and learning opportunities were never cabined to the classroom, I would find it hard to give my law school high marks for quality of life, though I regard the faculty highly.

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