Hamline News

March 28, 2014

Hamline Law Makes National Jurist's Honor Roll for Delivering Practical Training

Hamline University School of Law was recently named among the top 60 law schools in the country for delivering practical training to students by The National Jurist magazine. The magazine graded Hamline Law an A- overall.   

The magazine based the ranking on four factors — three objective and one subjective. The three objective factors were:   
• the number of clinic positions per enrollment   
• the number of field placements or externships per enrollment   
• the number of simulation courses per enrollment   
 
The magazine then contacted the 90 law schools that ranked the highest in that assessment and gathered detailed information on other practical training offerings. It then assigned a score based on the data. Final grades were assigned on a modified curve.  
 
Jack Crittenden, editor in chief of The National Jurist, said “It is great to see so many schools making improvements. But there are still some big differences between the honor roll schools and schools that earned a C or lower.”