RWU Law Home to 'Stellar Faculty': Princeton Review

Influential blog uses data from 2022 edition of Princeton Review’s Best Law Schools to rank RWU Law among the nation's best for quality of teaching and faculty accessibility.

Michael M. Bowden
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RWU Law is home to some of the nation’s best law professors according to data from the 2022 edition of Princeton Review’s Best Law Schools. 

“Rhode Island may only have one law school in the state,” the influential guide states, “but the stellar faculty and strong academics of the student body make Roger Williams an impressive law school to attend.” 

RWU Law’s professors scored particularly well, according to Paul Caron, dean at Pepperdine’s Caruso School of Law, who publishes the popular TaxProf Blog. Caron used Princeton Review’s data to calculate law school top 50 ranks in a number of categories, including student perceptions of the quality and accessibility of their law school faculties. 

On “accessibility”, Roger Williams ranked 6th in the country, behind only Virginia, Pepperdine, St. Thomas, Texas Tech and Washington & Lee.  The “quality of teaching” ranking found RWU Law placing at 12th behind Virginia, Chicago, Duke, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Florida State, Georgia, Notre Dame, UC Irvine, and Washington & Lee. 

Caron combined the data from both lists and ranked RWU Law 11th in the United States for students’ overall satisfaction with their faculty. AnecdotallyPrinceton Review found “Roger Williams’ students brag that the faculty helps students ‘succeed in a personalized manner. They take the time to get to know you and truly understand your idea of law.’” 

“I was proud to see how highly our students rate their professors,” said RWU Law Dean Gregory W. Bowman. “Anyone familiar with our faculty’s superb academic work, and its profound dedication to preparing the next generation of attorneys, judges and leaders, will heartily agree with this outstanding and well-deserved assessment.”