The S.J. Quinney College of Law was once again rated as one of the top law schools in the nation for practical training by The National Jurist magazine. The College of Law earned an “A” grade and was ranked 13th in the nation based on the success of our clinics, simulations, field placements and student competitions.
Annually, The National Jurist honors those schools that go above and beyond in preparing law students for the real world in our ranking of Best Law Schools for Practical Training.
We look at a number of factors, including which schools have the greatest percentage of students in clinics, externships and simulation courses. We also look at the most robust moot court options.
However, this year, we also wanted to showcase how these programs do more than just get students out of sterile classrooms and away from their favorite Starbucks.
Many schools have been adding practical training programs in the face of criticism that they were failing to prepare law students for jobs. However, arguably, there have been other benefits from the increase in such programs.
People are being helped, and students are learning how rewarding it is to help others. Many are learning they have more power than they imagined.