UConn Law Named Among Best-Value Law Schools

The criteria include the school's bar pass rate and employment rate nine months after graduation.

The August issue of preLaw magazine, a legal affairs publication, named UConn Law School as one of the 60 best-value law schools in the nation.

“With tuition and cost of living expenses outpacing entry-level salaries, it is more important than ever for prospective law students to take into account value,” said Jack Crittenden, editor and founder of preLaw magazine and its sister publication, The National Jurist.

The magazine noted that law schools are named if they meet four criteria: their bar pass rate is higher than the state average; their average indebtedness is below $100,000; their employment rate nine months after graduation is 85 percent or higher; and tuition is less than $35,000 a year for in-state residents.

“We’re happy to be recognized,” said Jeremy Paul, dean of the Law School. “Our goal is to provide a first-rate legal education at an affordable price, and we share preLaw magazine’s emphasis on the importance of both quality and value.”

For a list of the schools named, go to The National Jurist’s website.