Canada's best professional schools unveiled by Maclean's - For the third year, special issue ranks law schools, and evaluates medical, MBA and engineering schools across the country



    TORONTO, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Maclean's third-annual guide to professional
schools, on newsstands today, is a practical, comprehensive guide, featuring
23 pages of in-depth, need-to-know information, charts and articles covering
Canada's law, business, medical and engineering schools across the country -
plus a full ranking of the country's law schools. Maclean's gives prospective
students all the information they need on the toughest professional schools to
get into and how to get into them.

    The law school ranking:

    For the third year in a row, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law
takes the top spot among common law schools. McGill Faculty of Law also
maintains its second-place position for the third year running, but this year
it shares that spot with Osgoode Hall Law School, which last year ranked
third.
    Maclean's assesses each institution against recognized measures of
faculty quality and of how well graduates do in the workplace. In all, we
sought to answer two questions: Are a law school's professors significant
contributors to the intellectual life of their discipline? And do a law
school's graduates land the most sought-after jobs in government, the private
sector and academia?

    
    Plus:

    -   Some surprising would-be lawyers who don't fit the mould
    -   The financial gap between legal aid work and private practice means
        grads face tough choices

    Medicine

    With an ongoing shortage of general physicians in Canada, the good news is
more students are going into family practice. The bad news is, it still isn't
enough. Why is there a continued reluctance to specialize in this key area?

    Plus:

    -   What marks do you need to get into Canada's med schools?
    -   What does it take to ace the med school interview?

    Business

    Tough times don't have to mean tough luck for MBA grads, especially in
Canada. In fact, the job market is looking up for business graduates.

    Plus:

    -   How Canada's business schools rank worldwide
    -   How some MBAs are using their degree to actually do good in the world
    -   A ranking of tuitions at different institutions
    

    Engineering

    According to Engineers Canada, the number of women enrolled in
engineering programs was on the rise for a full decade before plateauing in
2001 at 20.6 per cent. In 2008, it was a meagre 17 per cent. Why is
engineering still a man's world?
    The full ranking of Canada's law schools and the ranking methodology are
available in the latest issue of Maclean's on newsstands today, and to media
through the contact below.

    About Maclean's:

    Maclean's is Canada's only national weekly current affairs magazine.
Maclean's enlightens, engages and entertains 2.4 million readers with strong
investigative reporting and exclusive stories from leading journalists in the
fields of international affairs, social issues, national politics, business
and culture. Visit www.macleans.ca





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For further information: Louise Leger, (416) 764-4125,
Louise.leger@rci.rogers.com

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