The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center has been ranked #6 in the Best Value Law Schools by preLaw, a National Jurist publication. The 2011 rankings move the Law Center up twelve spots from last year’s Best Value rank of #18.
According to the magazine, the intent of the Best Value rankings is to identify law schools across the country that offer a quality legal education at an affordable price. The magazine considers the following when ranking the law schools: (1) percent of graduates who pass the bar exam; (2) percent of graduates who are employed; (3) tuition; and (4) average indebtedness upon graduation.
“Our #6 best value ranking once again confirms that LSU Law Center offers an exceptional legal education at an exceptional value,” said Chancellor Jack Weiss. “The Law Center consistently leads the pack on the Louisiana bar exam, and I‘m pleased to say we hit that mark again this year. Despite tough times in the last few years, a high percentage of our graduates have continued to find jobs in the legal marketplace. Our high best value ranking reflects the quality of legal education students receive at the Law Center, while at the same time acknowledging our reasonable tuition rates and relatively manageable student debt.”
Included among the law schools ranked as top ten Best Value schools were the University of North Carolina (#4), the University of Georgia (#5), the University of Alabama (#8), and the University of Mississippi (#10).