St. Mary’s University School of Law was selected by preLaw magazine as one of the “2010 Best Value Law schools” in the U.S.

The fall issue of preLaw named 60 law schools across the country who best met criteria deeming them the best education for the value. St. Mary’s is one of 11 private institutions on the list and the only private institution in Texas.

According to preLaw, law schools are honored if they meet four criteria: 1) their bar pass rate is higher than the state average; 2) their average indebtedness is below $100,000; 3) their employment rate nine months after graduation is 85 percent or higher; and 4) tuition is less than $35,000 a year for in-state residents.

“With tuition and cost of living expenses outpacing entry-level salaries, it is more important than ever for prospective law students to take into account value,” said Jack Crittenden, Editor and Founder of preLaw magazine and its sister-publication The National Jurist.

The fall issue of preLaw will be available in October.

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