Cumberland makes two Princeton Review Top Ten lists for third year in a row

Posted: Tue, 07/01/2008 - 16:00


Cumberland School of Law of Samford University is one of the nation’s most outstanding law schools, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the school in the just-published 2007 edition of its “Best 170 Law Schools”.

“Best 170 Law Schools” has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity and career placement services. In the profile on Cumberland, the Princeton Review editors describe the school as: ”the classic law school experience.” They quote from students attending it who say "The school is academically challenging, but the faculty is always willing to help. They want you to know and really understand the topics, and they love to answer your questions."

In a "Survey Says. . ." sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists topics that Cumberland students it surveyed for the book were in most agreement about. The list includes: "Great research resources," and "beautiful campus." 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. The book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 law schools in various categories. The lists are posted at Ten lists are based on The Princeton Review's surveys of 17,000 students attending the 170 law schools profiled in the book. Conducted during the 2005-06, 2004-2005 and 2003-2004 academic years, the student surveys were done primarily online.

Once again Cumberland is listed in two of the Top Ten ranking lists in the book. Cumberland was ranked sixth in the country in the list rating faculty performance and accessibility and seventh in overall quality of life.