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Survey Highlights Rich Academics, Experiential Learning, Student Services

August 25, 2011

An independent survey determined that students at the Earle Mack School of Law find their classes academically richer and opportunities for hands-on learning more plentiful than peers at many other law schools.

The 2011 Law School Survey of Student Engagement found that our students were, on average, far more likely to gain practical experience as part of their education than peers at 94 law schools that also participated.

A comparison of survey responses from Earle Mack students against those from other schools showed that our classes involve less memorization, more engaging discussion and greater synthesis of ideas than those offered at many other law schools.

The 2011 survey and comparison of results, conducted and tallied by Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research, also reflected student satisfaction with services outside the classroom.

Compared to their peers, Earle Mack students reported unusually high satisfaction with academic advising, financial-aid counseling, the emphasis on career planning with faculty and other advisors, as well as relationships overall with administrative offices and staff.

"Getting a report card like this from our students is very encouraging," Dean Roger Dennis said. "Our students recognize that they are gaining vital knowledge and skills with which to begin professional practice."