Temple Grads Top Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List
Super Lawyers in the News: Norm Pattis on Today Show
Temple University Beasley School of Law has the most graduates on the 2009 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list (332 graduates, 15 percent of the list), followed by Villanova (294, 13 percent) and the University of Pennsylvania (250, 11 percent).
In addition to the graduates on the Pennsylvania list, Penn has 1273 graduates on 2009 Super Lawyers lists in other states. It's not surprising that many of Penn's graduates practice across the country since it is such a highly ranked national school (ranked number 8 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report).
Temple is ranked 65th in the nation and Villinova is ranked 61st by U.S. News. To see the top ten schools by graduates on the 2009 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, click here.
University of Florida Law School is Head of the Class in Sunshine State
Norm Pattis (Connecticut Super Lawyers 2006-09) represents Nancy Tyler, the lawyer who was held hostage by her ex-husband in a12 hour stand-off with police. Pattis and Tyler appeared on the Today Show this morning.
Pattis, a criminal defense lawyer whose passion for books drove him to purchase Whitlock Farm Booksellers in Bethany, Connecticut (the bookstore is housed in a converted turkey barn) was featured in 2007 Connecticut Super Lawyers magazine.
The University of Florida Levin College of Law had the most graduates on the 2009 Florida Super Lawyers listwith 762 of its graduates or 26 percent of the Super Lawyers roster for Florida. The University of Miami ranked second with 447 Super Lawyers graduates or 15 percent of the state’s total. The University of Florida is also the top Florida school in the U.S. News & World Report rankings coming in at number 51 in the nation. The University of Miami was ranked number 71 in the nation by US News.
The big surprise in theSuper Lawyers graduate count is Stetson University which ranked third with 244 Super Lawyers graduates or 8 percent of the list, beating out Florida State which came in fourth with 211 Super Lawyers graduates or 7 percent of the Florida roster. According to U.S. News, Florida State is ranked number 52 in the nation while Stetson is a third tier school and is not given a ranking (U.S. News ranks the Top 100 in the nation, and places the rest of the schools in tiers 3 and 4). I won't quibble with the U.S. News rankings except to suggest that in terms of producing quality lawyers, Florida now has four top tier schools.
Click here to see a complete list of schools with the most graduates on the 2009 Florida Super list