|Law School Is Fifth Among Nation's "Best Value" Schools
For release: September 21, 2007
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The University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law has been ranked fifth by preLaw magazine as one of its “best value” law schools. This publication recognizes the U of M among schools that can boast a high bar exam passage rate, a strong job placement rate for graduates, and affordable tuition.
The magazine identified 62 “best value” schools using the Law School Admission Council’s Official Guide to Law Schools. The schools had to have tuition under $25,000 at public law schools (or under $30,000 at private law schools), a bar exam passage rate higher than the state’s average, and an employment rate of 85 percent or better for students within nine months of graduation.
U of M’s law students pay annual in-state tuition of $11,412; the passage rate for first-time takers of the bar exam is 92 percent; and the employment rate for graduates is 98.7 percent.
“The results reported in preLaw confirm our great success in fulfilling our mission, as defined by our practice-oriented culture,” said James R. Smoot, the school’s dean and professor of law. “Our law school remains focused on the fundamentals for educating law students in preparation for successful legal careers. The report shows that among reasonably affordable law schools, we offer truly outstanding results, as measured by the ability of our graduates to obtain their licenses and promptly to find gainful employment. We are truly a bargain by the terms of this study.”
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