La Verne Law tops LSSSE Student Ratings

The 2014 administration of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) collected responses from more than 21,000 law students at 70 institutions and the University of La Verne College of Law student ratings out performed both Peer Institutions and the National sample in the areas following areas:

Learning to Think Like A Lawyer – To what extent do La Verne Law students report that their courses emphasize critical and analytical thinking?

Student Faculty Interaction – How satisfying are the interactions between faculty and La Verne Law students in matters related and unrelated to classes and assignments?

Student Advising – How satisfied La Verne Law students are with the level of advisory services?

Law School Environment – How La Verne Law students perceive the law school environment and their “fit” in that environment?

Quality of Relationships – How do La Verne Law students rate the quality of their relationships with faculty, administrators and peers?

The 2014 reported responses from our 1L, 2L, and 3L student experiences separate the University of La Verne College of Law from all other institutions.  The responses from La Verne Law students on the LSSSE engagement indicators affirm our student centered approach to legal education.  Moreover, the 2014 results highlight the continual and significant progress La Verne Law made through the implementation of innovative curriculum reform and bar readiness services in 2013.  The LSSSE takes a radically different approach: it focuses on legal education from the viewpoint of law students. Its mission is to help law schools learn about effective educational practices. LSSSE is an independent research project housed at the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research;  since its inception, it has benefited from close work­ing relationships with the Association of American Law Schools and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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