DICKINSON LAW RECEIVES RECOGNITION AS A BEST VALUE LAW SCHOOL FROM PRELAW MAGAZINE
December 9, 2021 — Penn State Dickinson Law received an A- for Best Value Law School in the fall 2021 issue of preLaw magazine—a ranking that recognizes law schools where graduates have excellent chances of passing the bar and getting a legal job without taking on a ton of debt. Law schools are ranked using this formula: ultimate bar pass rate and two-year pass rate (15 percent); employment rate (35 percent); tuition (25 percent); cost of living (10 percent); and average indebtedness upon graduation (15 percent). All data comes from the ABA with the exception of indebtedness, which comes from U.S. News & World Report.
“Dickinson Law is on a mission to make law school accessible and affordable,” said Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law Danielle M. Conway. “Making law school attainable for people from underrepresented groups is a priority because equity demands it, and because the members of our communities, which are diverse in every way, deserve to see themselves in the people who serve in our profession.”
Bekah Saidman-Krauss, Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, noted that “Dickinson Law is able to provide students with a level of individualized services including one-on-one strategy sessions, mock interviews, and 1L programming in order to help them get the jobs they want.” Saidman-Krauss also added, “Thanks to our generous merit and need-based scholarships, as well as the affordable cost of living here, our students have low levels of average indebtedness upon graduation.”