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UT Law soars in latest rankings for best value law schools and top schools for business law

The University of Tennessee College of Law is one of the nation’s top 20 best value law schools and one of the top law schools for business and corporate law according to the fall 2016 issue of preLaw magazine.

UT Law was ranked 16th in the nation for giving students high-quality, affordable education. Tuition, living expenses, debt, employment rates, and bar passage rates were all considered in determining the rankings.

“Many [law school] administrators say that reducing student debt is a priority, and they are taking steps to do so. However, some schools do this better than others,” writes Mike Stetz for preLaw. “In our annual ranking of Best Value Law Schools, there remains a clear field of consistent leaders—schools that not only keep debt low but also score high in employment success, which are two of the key factors we use to determine Best Value.”

The college was also listed among preLaw’s list of the top law schools for business and corporate law, earning an A- grade. The magazine graded schools based on the breadth of their curricular offerings in business and corporate law. UT Law’s Concentration in Business Transactions, Business Law and Trademark Clinic, Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law, Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, and business-related student organizations all played a role in determining the college’s high grade.

Additionally, Alex Long, associate dean for academic affairs and the Doug Blaze Distinguished Professor of Law, and Paula Schaefer, associate professor of law, were both featured in an article about law schools that have revamped their first-year curricula to include more experiential training, something that UT Law implemented this semester.

For more information, read the fall 2016 issue of PreLaw Magazine.