Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Law School Student Engagement Survey results

Both Inside Higher Education and the Chronicle of Higher Education have articles today that report on the just-released 2010 Law School Survey of Student Engagement, conducted at Indiana University at Bloomington's Center for Postsecondary Research.  The survey is based on feedback from nearly 25,000 students at 77 law schools in the United States and Canada, including the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. The articles focus on different aspects of survey results.  Inside Higher Ed's headline is "Law Students in Search of Jobs", and the article highlights survey results showing that most law school graduates last year were dissatisfied with the job placement help they got from their schools. The Chronicle's article is headlined "Law Students, Particularly Women, Have Limited Contact With Faculty, Survey Finds".  The article goes on to talk about disparities between male and female law students, reporting that even though almost half of law students are women, they are less likely to speak up in class or meet with their professors.

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