UH law school named among nation's best for 2018 by The Princeton Review

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Beverly Creamer, (808) 389-5736
Media Consultant, William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Nov 1, 2017

UH law students from the Class of 2016.
UH law students from the Class of 2016.

The William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has again ranked among the nation’s “best” 169 law schools, scoring first in the country as the school with the Greatest Resources for Minority Students in the 2018 evaluation by The Princeton Review.

The law school also ranked fourth in the nation for Most Diverse Faculty and tenth as the school Most Chosen by Older Students.

Acting Dean Melody K. MacKenzie said the new annual rankings emphasize the school's high value and welcoming environment.

"While rankings provide a glimpse into what the best law schools in the country offer prospective students, they are always just one way to evaluate a law school,” said MacKenzie. “At Richardson we also value the camaraderie, caring and compassion provided by our faculty and staff, as well as by the students themselves, and much of that cannot easily be evaluated. Our students come to us with a passion to give back, and we give them the skills and tools necessary to be effective and skillful advocates for their communities.”

The evaluation comes out annually and is partly based on surveys of 19,900 law students across the country from the 2015 through the 2017 academic years. The surveys ask students about themselves and their career plans, and cover academics, student body characteristics and campus life. On average, 118 students were surveyed at each law school. Institutional data used in the rankings was collected in 2016-17.

The survey does not rank the schools on a hierarchy, but instead uses 11 lists to look more closely at what the schools offer and the environment on their campuses.

For more information, visit: https://www.law.hawaii.edu/