Wednesday, July 2, 2014
PreLaw Magazine, a National Jurist publication, has published a list of the top law schools for practical legal skills training when it comes to part-time students. PreLaw Magazine had previously published a list in the spring identifying the top 60 schools for practical skills training for full-time students (here and here). PreLaw and National Jurist EIC Jack Crittenden said that for both lists, the magazine ranked schools based on four factors which include the number of faculty supervised clinical positions per enrolled students, the number of field placements or externships per enrollment and the number of simulation courses per enrollment. The magazine then weights these factors in favor of real-client based practical training over mock or simulated experiences. The fourth factor involved calling schools on the short list to gather additional information about the practical training opportunities offered. For now, PreLaw lists the top 22 schools alphabetically. We have to wait until the August issue is published to learn how the magazine ranked each school that made the list. Click here to see if your school is on it.