Not all law students are fresh out of their undergraduate studies. Some have already enjoyed successful careers before deciding to embark upon their journeys in the law. If you’re considering applying to law school as a nontraditional student, one of the things you may want to consider in your search is finding a place where older students are embraced and treated as equals.
As our readers know, the latest Princeton Review law school rankings are out, and today, we’ll focus on a category that’s important for nontraditional law school applicants: the law schools most chosen by older students.
Which schools do you think rose to the top of this ranking?
First, we’ll begin with the methodology Princeton Review used to determine which law schools have the most diverse faculty. This ranking was based on the average age of entering law students, as well as student reports of how many years they spent out of college before enrolling in law school.
Per Princeton Review, these are the law schools most chosen by older students:
1. University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
2. City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law
3. University of New Mexico School of Law
4. University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
5. University of Maine School of Law
6. University of Dayton School of Law
7. University of Montana School of Law
8. Oklahoma City University School of Law
9. Syracuse University College of Law
10. University of Idaho College of Law
Did your law school make the cut? If it did, do you think it was ranked fairly? If it didn’t make the list for most chosen by older students, do you agree with that assessment? Please email us or text us (646-820-8477) your thoughts.
Staci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.