The University of Miami School of Law has been listed in the top 10 in the 2021 Princeton Review in its specialty listings in three categories: the best southeastern law schools, the best for most diverse faculty, and the best in greatest resources for minority students. The influential guide published each year showcases “The Best Law Schools” in the nation, a determination based on institutional and student surveys of academic rigor, student bodies, and campus life, with additional questions about student career plans.
Top 10 Law School in Southeast
In the best Southeastern Law Schools category, Miami Law comes in at #9 in a list that includes top schools like University of Virginia, Duke University, Vanderbilt, and UNC Chapel Hill. The southeastern list was pulled from the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
#6 in Most Diverse Faculty and #9 in Greatest Resources for Minority Students
The rankings also break down three subcategories: Academics & Admissions, Career, and Student Body and Life. In Academics & Admissions, Miami Law is in the top 10 in two areas. Based on institutional demographic data and law student ratings of their perception of diversity among the law faculty, Miami Law is #6 in Most Diverse Faculty. Additionally and based on institutional demographic data and law student ratings of whether all student in their law program receives equal treatment by faculty and students, regardless of ethnicity, Miami Law is #9 in Greatest Resources for Minority Students.
The Princeton Review's student survey for this project asked students to rate their law schools on dozens of topics and report their experiences at the schools. The company's administrator survey collected data on everything from admission requirements, academic offerings, and financial aid to facts about graduates' employment.
“Every one of the 164 law schools we chose for our 2021 Best Law Schools project offers outstanding academics,” said Rob Franek, editor in chief of The Princeton Review. “We report law school ranking lists in 14 categories—instead of a mega-list, solely based on academics—for one reason: to help applicants identify the law school best for them.
“Our lists name schools that are stand-outs on matters law school applicants have told us are important to them—from career prospects to campus culture distinctions.”
The Princeton Review’s Best Law Schools rankings for 2021 are based on methodology that pulls data from the company’s surveys of 14,000 students attending 164 law schools in the United States and of administrators at the schools. Student surveys were conducted during the 2019-2020, 2018–19, and 2017–18 academic years. On average, 85 students at each law school were surveyed. The surveys of administrators at the schools were conducted in 2019-2020.