December 09, 2011
Office of the Dean
The National Jurist on Monday (Dec. 5) announced Tulane University as one of 63 law schools to best prepare students for public service. The magazine recognized the schools in five different categories including government, prosecutor/public defender, state judicial clerks, Federal clerks, and public interest. Tulane law was among the top 15 schools in the field of public interest.
The magazine looked at employment data, curricula, and standard of living to determine three of the categories. Standard of living, according to National Jurist, is a calculation that includes debt, loan forgiveness options, salary, and regional cost of living. For state and Federal judicial clerkships, the magazine relied solely on employment placement data.
“Our goal was to identify the law schools that have a proven track record of producing graduates for the different segments of public service,” said Jack Crittenden, editor in chief of The National Jurist. “Other rankings may focus on prestige. This study focuses on results.”
The complete lists will be published in the January issue of National Jurist and the Winter issue of preLaw magazine.
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