Monday, October 26, 2015

St. Thomas Law Ranked Top 10 Nationally for Most Diverse Faculty and Best Environment for Minority Students

St. Thomas University’s Law School is one of the nation’s best environments for minority students, according to Princeton Review’s annual guide to law schools, “The Best 173 Law Schools: 2016 Edition.” This year marks the eleventh consecutive year that St. Thomas Law ranks top 10 nationally for having the “Best Environment for Minority Students,” it is also the only Florida law school to be ranked in this category.

St. Thomas Law was also added to another top 10 ranking, "Most Diverse Faculty," which is based on the percentage of the law school’s faculty from a minority group and students’ assessment of whether the faculty is made up of a broadly diverse group of individuals.

“The recognition is consistent with our mission: to provide opportunities to those groups that have been and continue to be underrepresented in the legal profession,” said Dean Alfredo Garcia. “We adhere and live up to our mission and values in our continuing quest for excellence.”

The “Best Environment for Minority Students” ranking is based on the percentage of the student body from underrepresented minorities and their assessment of whether they receive equal treatment by fellow students and faculty, regardless of ethnicity.

The Princeton Review has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 law schools in various categories. This year’s rankings were based on more than 19,700 students at 173 law schools, who were asked questions about their school’s culture, academics, student body and campus life.

St. Thomas Law has continually attracted a diverse student population and is a highly-regarded, student-centered law school where diversity is cherished, a commitment to human rights and international law flourishes, and the Catholic heritage of social justice enhances the education of all faiths.
For more information, visit the Princeton Review’s law rankings website.

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