Tuesday, December 22, 2015
St. Thomas Law Named Number One Law School in the Nation for Hispanics
St. Thomas University School of Law has long been nationally-recognized for its students' quality of life and the diversity among its student body. Now, the Miami-based law school has been ranked the number one law school in the United States for Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine.
The Top 25 rankings, released in the December 2015 issue, is based on enrollment and completion surveys submitted to the National Center for Education Statistics in Washington D.C., an arm of the U.S. Department of Education.
“The ranking is consistent with our school’s mission of access for students from groups that have been underrepresented in the profession," stated St. Thomas Law Dean Alfredo Garcia. "We are proud of our students and alumni who have fulfilled our mission and aspirations.”
St. Thomas Law, where 67% of the students are Hispanic, was also featured for the innovative programs created to support our students from pre-admission to post-graduation. The Summer Conditional Program, which is geared towards newly-admitted students and exposes them to the law school experience, and the Active Learning Instructor (ALI) Program which involves, among other things, upper-level students serving as mentors to first-year students, were mentioned.
The learning process is further enhanced through workshops on exam-taking, essay skill-building, and bar exam preparation.
Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education is a national monthly magazine rooted in serving the unique needs of the Hispanic community in higher education. It is notable for its annual Top 100 list of colleges and universities awarding degrees to Hispanic students.