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Students Study Hardest at Villanova Law School, Survey Finds

Posted Oct 19, 2009 11:21 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Students at Villanova University School of Law apparently study the hardest, putting in an average of 7.5 hours a day, according to a survey by the Princeton Review.

TaxProf Blog developed the list from data published by the Princeton Review in its report, Best 172 Law Schools. The top five law schools for studying are:

1) Villanova (7.5 hours)

2) Loyola-Chicago (6.6 hours)

3) Campbell (5.7 hours)

4) Baylor (5.57 hours)

5) Cornell (5.5 hours)

The law schools where students report studying the fewest hours per day are Yale and Illinois, where study time averages only 1.5 hours per day, according to the findings.

TaxProf Blog cautions that the schools didn’t release their response rates to the survey, so it’s unclear how many students at each school determined the average. Princeton ranked law schools in 11 different categories based on surveys of more than 18,000 students and data from administrators.

Other findings: Law students are most competitive at Baylor, report the best quality of life at the University of Virginia, and have the best classroom experience at the University of Texas at Austin.

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