PreLaw Magazine ranks UT Law a Best Value Law School

The University of Tennessee College of Law offers one of the best values in the country for students who are interested in becoming lawyers.

According to a recent analysis completed by Prelaw Magazine, Tennessee ranks 13th in the nation among Best Value Law Schools. The College of Law has ranked in the top 15 throughout the past several years.

The rankings are “designed to recognize the schools where graduates have excellent chances of passing the bar and getting a legal job without taking on a ton of debt,” according to the editors.

The magazine’s methodology relies on information provided by the American Bar Association. Rankings are calculated using a formula of ultimate bar pass ratings and two-year pass rates; employment rate; tuition; cost of living; and average indebtedness upon graduation.

“The University of Tennessee College of Law has many reasons to be proud. In addition to the excellent education we provide, we are concerned about students’ financial well-being after graduation. And that’s a concern that is shared by decision makers throughout the state who establish tuition rates and commit to controlling costs,” Dean Melanie Wilson said.

Of the schools listed among the magazine’s best value schools, only five offer tuition rates lower than the University of Tennessee College of Law.