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Oct. 3, 2006

UI Law School Featured In Princeton Review's "Best 170 Law Schools"

The University of Iowa College of Law has been named one of the nation's best law schools by the Princeton Review and is featured in the company's just-published 2007 edition of "Best 170 Law Schools."

"We're pleased to be included by the Princeton Review as one the country's top law schools," said Carolyn Jones, law school dean. "The University of Iowa College of Law has a history of combining outstanding academics with affordability and we're glad to see it confirmed by the student comments to the Princeton Review."

"Best 170 Law Schools" has two-page profiles of the schools with written features on their academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity and career placement services. In the profile on Iowa, the Princeton Review editors describe the school as student-focused and affordable. They quote from students attending the college who praise its legal writing program and solid academics, saying "the faculty and level of support we receive are second to none."

The book also quotes students high praise for the law school's outstanding library and the diversity of opinion accepted in classrooms.

The Princeton Review's 80-question survey asked students about themselves, their career plans and their schools' academics, student body and campus life. The Princeton Review does not rank the schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 170, or name one law school best overall. Information that made up the Review's rankings came from students who were interviewed during the 2005-06, 04-05 and 03-04 academic years. Most of the student research was conducted online.

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review VP-Publishing, "We chose schools for this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and offerings, institutional data we collect from the schools, and the candid opinions of students attending them who rate and report on their campus experiences at the schools.  We are pleased to recommend the University of Iowa to readers of our book and users of our website as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn a law school degree."

The company is not affiliated with Princeton University.

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