It seems like everywhere you turn someone has an opinion on law school: is it worth the investment? What type of law should you study? Where should you go? Our new website helps prospective students begin their research by targeting the top five things they should consider when selecting a law school:
- Type of law they want to practice
- School location
- School environment
- Likelihood of acceptance
- Job accessibility
In addition, this site includes easily searchable law school profiles for the 200 ABA-approved schools with information such as cost of tuition, median GPA, LSAT requirements and average grant amount. You'll be especially pleased to find listings of alumni selected to a Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list on each school page.
"We recognize the importance of today's legal education that ultimately produces the quality lawyers of tomorrow," said Julie Gleason, Director of Research for Super Lawyers. "We hope our site provides a wide variety of expertise, so prospective students can make an informed decision and get acquainted with accredited law schools."
What does this mean for those selected to a Super Lawyers list?
Attorneys selected to a Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list from any year will receive added exposure with their name and photo (if applicable) in the alumni section for each law school profile and in the alumni section. Take a minute to find your listing on one of the 200 ABA-approved law school profiles, reconnect with former classmates and even build some new relationships. If you don't see that your photo is showing, contact email@example.com to assist you in upgrading your profile.
Top Law School Lists
It's no secret that the Super Lawyers mission is to bring visibility to outstanding attorneys-so it makes sense that we would also want to shed light on the law schools that produce those attorneys. As part of this website we are proud to introduce three law school lists:
Perhaps you're mentoring a young person who's considering law as a profession. Referring them to our new site may help answer some of their key questions and ultimately guide them in the right direction. Visit LawSchools.SuperLawyers.com to learn about the "Five Things to Consider When Selecting a Law School".
The self-described Brown v. Board of Education baby embraces The Home Depot
"One of my primary role models as a student-and now-is Thurgood Marshall," she says, as shorthand for her sociopolitical ideals. She calls herself "basically a nerd lawyer, interested in the nuts and bolts of the Constitution."
During her 25-plus years in the field, Roseborough has balanced public service with success in the private sector, as a partner at the firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, and then in several roles at MetLife Inc., including deputy general counsel and senior chief counsel for litigation and compliance, where she first startled Yannett and other executives with her demonstrative greetings. Adds her former MetLife colleague, Sheila Murphy, "Teresa loves to dig in obsessively and get down and dirty with the details, regardless of how large or small the case is. She doesn't think she is above any task."
In October 2011, Roseborough joined The Home Depot as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. She is responsible for all legal functions of the world's largest home improvement retailer, which also ranks as Georgia's biggest company by revenue as well as one of the Southeast's most effective engines of philanthropy.
"What really attracted me to Home Depot is that it's a values-driven company," she says from her modestly decorated office with a view of the leafy outskirts of Atlanta.
"The culture here is thoroughly committed to doing the right thing, at every level."
Written by Candice Dyer
Photo by Stan Kaady
Excerpt taken for 2014 Super Lawyers Businees Edition. Read the fulle article here.