MACON, Ga. -- The faculty of the Mercer Law School continues to rock, legally speaking. For the third consecutive year, the faculty at the Walter F. George School of Law has been cited as one of the nation's leaders in legal education as determined by student surveys. The Mercer Law faculty is ranked ninth nationally in the category of Professors Rock by The Princeton Review in its 2007 edition of "Best 170 Law Schools," based on two ratings: the quality of teaching and the accessibility of faculty.
Mercer Law School students rated the faculty at a stunning 98 in accessibility, with the "academic experience" and the "professors interesting" categories both receiving a rating of 89.
Comments from students quoted in the Mercer review, released Oct. 4, include "diverse opinions accepted in the classrooms," "great research resources," "great library staff" and "beautiful campus."
Dean Daisy Floyd said, "It is gratifying to receive positive feedback from our students about the quality of their educational experience at Mercer. The faculty and staff of the Law School work hard to create an intellectually challenging and supportive academic environment, where each student is known and valued. This is a well-deserved recognition by The Princeton Review."
According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review VP-Publishing, data collected from law school students helps establish who is included in the annual publication. "We chose schools for this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and offerings, institutional data we collect from the schools, and the candid opinions of students attending them who rate and report on their campus experience at the schools. We are pleased to recommend the Mercer Law School to readers of our book and users of our website as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn a law school degree."
About Mercer University: Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education, the University has 7,300 students; 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon and Atlanta; four regional academic centers across the state; a university press; teaching hospitals in Macon and Savannah; an educational partnership with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit www.mercer.edu.