Willamette College of Law ranks among the nation’s best values

For the second year in a row, Willamette University College of Law was ranked among the nation's "Best Value Law Schools" by PreLaw magazine.

Of the 199 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association, only 59 qualified for this ranking. Of those, only two private law schools ranked ahead of Willamette, and two received the same grade. All other private law schools in the Pacific Northwest ranked below Willamette.

The ranking recognizes schools that have a bar passage rate higher than the state average, an employment rate of 85 percent or higher for students nine months after graduation, and an average student indebtedness of less than $100,000.

Willamette's bar passage rate was 6.67 percentage points higher than the Oregon state average — placing Willamette within the top 20 law schools on the Best Value list.

This fall, Willamette's bar passage rate of 76 percent was higher than the state average for the eighth straight year.

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