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UofL’s law school tops efficiency list

by Mark Hebert, communications and marketing last modified May 31, 2013 02:50 PM

The University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law holds the top spot in a U.S. News & World Report ranking of 25 law schools offering the best education for the least money.

UofL’s law school placed first on a new list created by U.S. News to show which law schools across the country operate most efficiently by delivering the highest educational quality while spending relatively little money on that enterprise. The magazine released the ranking May 30.

U.S. News came up with the ranking by dividing the dollar amount each school spent per student in 2012 by how the school scored in its Best Law Schools 2014 ranking. The less a law school spent in respect to its overall ranking, the more highly it scored at producing a quality education compared with other schools.

UofL’s law school ranked 68th in the Best Law Schools poll and spent $655 per student for each point, catapulting it to first place in the efficiency ranking.

Rutgers University-Camden’s law school, ranked 91st in the overall poll, was the second most efficient school with a $689 per student average, while George Mason University’s law school, ranked 41st, was the third most efficient school with a $703 per student average.

Only schools that were ranked in the top 100 of the Best Law Schools 2014 poll were included in the efficiency ranking.

“These rankings affirm what we’ve been saying for years, that students and taxpayers really do get the best educational value—the absolute best bang for their buck—from the University of Louisville,” said UofL President James Ramsey.

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