A Georgetown Law survey of 200 law school websites has placed RWU Law in its Top 10 -- the latest of several honors won by the school's redesigned home page.
RWU LAW WEBSITE RATED AMONG ‘TEN BEST’
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Bristol, R.I., February 9, 2011: Roger Williams University School of Law has won a “trifecta” of honors for its redesigned website launched last year: a new Georgetown Law survey rates it as one of the nation’s top ten law school websites, while both marketing and design organizations have also bestowed their own awards.
The law school officially launched its new website (law.rwu.edu) last spring, after more than a year of intensive preparation. The site features a fast-growing array of interactive maps, videos, photo galleries, profiles, stories and other valuable resources.
This January, a Georgetown Law report rated the RWU Law site as one of the “ten best law school websites” in the country – placing it in the top five percent nationally among 200 law school sites reviewed for content, usability and other criteria. “The goal is to assess elements that make websites easier to use,” wrote Jason Eiseman and Roger Skalbeck, law librarians at Yale and Georgetown respectively, in their January 2011 report, titled “The 10 Best Law School Home Pages of 2010.”
The RWU Law site also recently received the Silver Award for “Best Full Website” from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) – the country’s top educational marketing and communications organization. While a specialized site at Boston University edged out RWU Law for the gold, strong entries from McGill University and Northeastern University trailed behind.
The design industry also honored the RWU Law site, with the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) nominating it last fall for its 2010 “Best Higher Education Website Design” award.
“The website redesign was a terrific effort by an excellent team that consistently performs at a high level, and resulted in – as these awards objectively demonstrate – a noteworthy outcome,” said RWU Law Dean David A. Logan. “We may lack the ‘brand recognition’ of some of our competitors, but – as with our high bar-pass and job placement rates – we’ve grown accustomed to exceeding expectations.”