RWU Law is committed to both scholarly excellence and outstanding classroom teaching, and we are always glad to have empirical validation of these critical aspects of a quality legal education. Our students glowing comments about their faculty appear in the current Princeton Review of Top Law Schools (like “professors really have made a difference in my life” and “there are more than a few shining stars”) are now bolstered by a summary of student evaluations from fall semester classes. Students are asked a number of questions including a rating of overall teaching effectiveness on a 1-5 scale, with a 4 equaling “very good” and a 5 “excellent.” Here are some of the key conclusions from the data:
- The foundation of an excellent legal education is the first year experience, and our 1Ls rated our full-time doctrinal faculty at 4.3
- Our unique array of experiential learning opportunities (clinics and externships) earned almost a perfect score, a remarkable average of 4.8
- All electives came in at an impressive average of 4.0 (“very good”)
- The bottom line (all courses): 4.26.
Congratulations to the teacher/scholars at RWU Law!