Posted by William Nunnelley on 2004-09-22

Samford University's Cumberland School of Law ranks fourth in the quality of professors and 10th in best quality of life in The Princeton Review 2004 rankings of the Best 117 Law Schools.

The annual ranking released Sept. 20 was based on 2003-04 surveys of 7,000 students at the 117 law schools and institutional data from the schools.

"What makes The Princeton Review ranking important is that it is based on the opinions of the people who know a law school best--its students," said Cumberland Dean John L. Carroll. "This recognition is a tribute to our outstanding faculty, staff and students."

The surveys ask students more than 40 questions about themselves, their career plans and their school's academics, student body and campus life. The Princeton Review is a New York City company that publishes books in various educational areas.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.