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NIU Law Ranked Among Best

November 15th, 2013

The NIU College of Law was bylawsranked as one the the best value law schools in the nation by The National Jurist magazine.

As part of  the 2013 Best Value Law Schools study, NIU was the only public law school in Illinois to be among the top 45 schools.

The law school received a B+ overall rating, ranking No. 39. The study determined rankings based on bar passage rate, average indebtedness, employment rate, cost of living, and in-state tuition.

As the only public law school in the Chicago area, the college continues to be on the forefront of addressing the affordability of legal education. The average indebtedness of NIU law students from the class of 2012 was about $73,000, compared with a national average of $125,000.

“I am proud when NIU law is recognized for what we have always done extremely well provide an excellent legal education that prepares students for career success whichever path they choose, while remaining affordable,” said Jennifer Rosato, dean of NIU’s College of Law.

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