The Legal Beat
The Best Law Schools For Women (2019)
Posted on Friday November 16, 2018
Ever since the 2016 election and the legal turmoil that began shortly after President Donald Trump’s swearing in (and has continued to this day), thousands of college graduates — and women in particular — have been inspired to go to law school.
As our readers know, the latest Princeton Review law school rankings are out, and today, we’ll focus on yet another incredibly important ranking during the #MeToo #TimesUp era in America: the law schools with the greatest resources for women.
Which law schools do you think came out on top of this list?
First, we’ll begin with the methodology Princeton Review used to determine which law schools offer the greatest resources for women. This ranking was based on the percentage of the student body who identify as women as well as on student answers to a single survey question: whether all students are afforded equal treatment by students and faculty regardless of their gender.
According to Princeton Review, these are the law schools where women stand on equal footing with their male classmates:
- Vermont Law School
- Stanford University School of Law
- New England Law – Boston
- University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
- Washington University School of Law – St. Louis
- University of San Francisco School of Law
- UC Davis School of Law
- Vanderbilt University Law School
- American University Washington College of Law
- UC Berkeley School of Law
Law school may be the perfect place for women in America to resist, persist, and prove that the future is female. The law is a powerful tool, and we hope that women who want change will wield it wisely. We wish you the best of luck in law school!
Did your law school or alma mater make the cut? If it did, do you think it was ranked fairly? If it didn’t make the list for best career prospects, do you agree with that assessment? Please email us or text us (646-820-8477) with your thoughts. Thanks.
Staci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.