One of the best indicators of the quality of a law school is the quality of lawyers it produces. Beginning next week, we’ll list on superlawyers.com the law schools that produce the most lawyers on each of our state lists, beginning with Florida. This state-by-state approach sets us apart from the U.S. News & World Report rankings which are compiled using a national survey. They “rank” the top 100 schools in the nation. But the rest of the schools are simply placed into two tiers and are not ranked within those tiers.
This is great for comparing a Harvard to a Yale, but what about all those state and regional law schools -- how do they stack up against each other? For many -- if not most -- law school applicants, the choice is not which law school in America to attend, but which law school in a particular state to attend. For these applicants, our state rankings will be particularly useful. Our rankings will also shed more light on all those excellent state and regional schools that don’t receive much attention in the U.S. News & World Report rankings.
So stay tuned as we roll out our lists of top law schools by state.
Alaska is the latest state to approve the use of one’s Super Lawyers selection in advertising.
State bar association Ethics Opinion 2009-2, states in part:
Lawyers and law firms may refer to a listing in Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, or another commercial professional ranking so long as the reference includes the publication name, date, and the practice area, if one was specified, in which the lawyer was ranked or selected.