NCCU Law Featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 167 Law Schools”

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2011

North Carolina Central University School of Law is one of the nation’s most outstanding law schools, according to Princeton Review ratings. The education services company features the school in the new 2012 edition of its book, The Best 167 Law Schools.

“Our law school appreciates the continuous national recognition we are receiving with regard to the quality of our program of legal education,” says Raymond C. Pierce, Dean of NCCU School of Law.

The Best 167 Law Schools features profiles of the law schools with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity and career placement services.  The 80-question survey used for the book asked law school students about themselves, their career plans, and their schools’ academics, student body and campus life.

In its two-page profile of NCCU School of Law, the book praises the school as a “diverse bastion of legal education.”  The write-up also quotes students who regard NCCU School of Law as “a great value” where “[p]ractical training is strongly encouraged” and “[m]otivation, guidance, and encouragement are ample.”

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publisher:

We recommend NCCU School of Law to readers of our book and users of our website as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn a law degree. We chose the 167 law schools for this book based on our high opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools who rate and report on their campus experiences at their schools on our student survey for the book.

The Princeton Review does not rank the law schools  on a single hierarchical list or name one law school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top ten law schools in various categories. Ten lists are based on Princeton Review’s surveys of 18,000 students attending the 167 law schools profiled in the book. Only schools that permitted Princeton Review to survey their students were eligible for consideration for these lists. The lists are posted at