SPRINGFIELD, MA: —
Western New England University’s School of Law has recently earned a spot on The Princeton Review’s highly acclaimed “Best Law Schools for 2023” list, solidifying its status as one of the best law schools in the country.
The Princeton Review’s law school rankings are uniquely based on data the company gathers from surveys of administrators at the law schools as well as surveys of students attending the schools who rate and report on their experiences at them. The rankings for 2023 are based on surveys of administrators at 168 law schools in 2021-22 and surveys of 17,000 students enrolled in the schools over the past three academic years. More than 60 data points are factored into the company’s ranking list tallies.
“Western New England School of Law attracts students who are passionate, entrepreneurial, and driven by a desire to right social injustice, fight for equality for all, and preserve the rule of law at home and abroad,” said WNE President Dr. Robert E. Johnson. “We prepare students to serve the future needs of society with knowledge, competence, and compassion, ensuring that the practice of law can be both a profession and a vocation.”
Founded over a century ago to provide legal education to underrepresented populations, the School of Law today welcomes students from all walks of life who are seeking a rigorous education that blends theory, skills, and ethical values. WNE is proud to offer a diverse student body, practical lawyering skills throughout the curriculum, and a broad variety of externship and clinical opportunities to prepare students for successful careers in the legal profession.
“As the only law school in western Massachusetts, we pride ourselves on welcoming students as lawyers-in-training from day one,” said interim dean Beth Cohen. “We stress practical lawyering skills throughout the curriculum and offer a broad variety of externships and clinical opportunities so that our students begin their professional careers with a sound understanding of the practice of law and the lifelong habit of continued learning.”
The School of Law’s Center for Social Justice fosters student interest in establishing a more equitable and just society and serves as a focal point for community engagement through research, innovation, education, and advocacy.
The recognition by The Princeton Review is a testament to the exceptional quality of the School of Law at WNE and its commitment to providing a well-rounded legal education that prepares graduates for success in the legal profession. WNE is proud to be recognized as one of the best law schools in the country and looks forward to continuing to provide an exceptional education to its students.
Western New England University (WNE) is a private, nationally ranked, comprehensive institution with a focus on preparing work-ready and world-ready graduates. Founded in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts as a division of Northeastern College, WNE’s 215-acre suburban campus serves more than 3,700 students, including over 2,500 full-time undergraduates. More than 47,000 alumni have earned degrees through its 90+ undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs at Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and School of Law. Students come from 39 U.S. states and territories and 23 countries. Of 45,104 living alumni, 30% remain within the region, residing in the four Western Massachusetts counties and northern Connecticut.
WNE is classified among nationally ranked universities in US News and World Report, and among the Top 100 Undergraduate Engineering programs, and in the Doctoral/Professional Universities category in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.