Loyola Law School Ranked 7th by Princeton Review for Professors, Diversity

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles was ranked seventh for “Best Professors” and “Best Environment for Minority Students” in the recently released 2014 edition of the Princeton Review's Best 169 Law Schools. Loyola has been ranked among the top 10 in the Best Professors category since 2008. It has been ranked in the top eight in the Best Environment for Minority Students category since 2010.

The faculty earned accolades for their investment in students’ personal growth and academic achievement. “Every professor I have had seems to truly care about the success of their students, both inside and outside the classroom.” Professors are of “the highest caliber” and “set the bar high, but [they] give you all of the tools to use at your discretion to meet that bar,” according to quotes from student respondents.

The profile cited Loyola’s ability to mold students into attorneys who are rooted in the public interest. “Loyola seeks to create top lawyers who use the profession for the betterment of society and [to] give back to [the] legal community.” The curriculum received acclaim for offering “a strong foundation in legal theory but also the practical skills necessary to excel in the workplace.”

Campus life received high marks in the review, which noted the strong sense of community within the student body. “I can’t imagine a better atmosphere considering the pressures of first year. The 2Ls and 3Ls have been amazingly supportive too,” said one first-year student. Students praised Loyola’s collaborative learning atmosphere by highlighting the way notes and outlines “are regularly shared” among peers. “There has not been one hint of dirty competition at all,” said one student.

The rankings are based on institutional data collected from the schools during the 2012-13 academic year and on surveys of 18,500 students attending the schools profiled during the 2012-13, 2011-12 and 2010-11 academic years. The survey asked students questions about themselves, their career plans and their school’s academics, student body and campus life. The ranking lists are posted at www.PrincetonReview.com/law-school-rankings.aspx.