"The Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) is designed to provide
reliable, credible information about the quality of the law student experience.
Last spring, more than 21,000 students at 53 law schools participated in the
second national administration of the survey. The survey asks students about
their law school experience - how they spend their time, what they feel they've
gained from their classes, their assessment of the quality of interactions with
faculty and friends, and about important activities. Extensive research
indicates that good educational practices in the classroom and interactions
with others, such as faculty and peers, are directly related to high-quality
student outcomes. The LSSSE focuses on these practices by assessing student
engagement in key areas.
The Law School Survey of Student Engagement is:
- An alternative view of law school quality that focuses on learning.
- A versatile, researched-based tool that provides usable information
for institutional improvement and responding to interests of accreditors,
prospective students, and others.
- An assessment of how law schools are performing on teaching and learning
Although the University of Washington Law School has not participated in
this survey, the previous reports provide interesting snapshots of student
experiences and perceptions about law school.