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What? Another Ranking?

 As I mentioned in my last post, Dean David Van Zandt of the Northwestern University School of Law came up with his own ranking of law schools based on the number of graduates named to Super Lawyers adjusted to reflect class size (using 1999 enrollment figures). 

Super Cum Laude: Our First Annual Law School Ranking

 Today Super Lawyers announces the release of our first annual ranking of U.S. law schools. The 2010 Super Lawyers U.S. Law School Rankings is unique in that it ranks law schools based on the number of graduates who are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers across the country. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in each state are selected to Super Lawyers lists (click here to see our selection process).

Super Lawyers News: Balloon Boy's Father Hires David Lane

 Dscriber.com reports that storm chaser and reality-TV wife swapper Richard Heene has hired Denver attorney David Lane (Colorado Super Lawyers 2006-09). Lane gained national attention when he represented embattled former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill.

Perhaps Now We Specialize in Proper Usage

 Attorney Nick Hentoff's recent blog posting starts out by applauding Super Lawyers for sticking up for lawyers' First Amendment rights (Thank you, Nick).

Frank Branson was a lousy waiter, but what a lawyer

In the current issue of Texas Super Lawyers, Frank Branson, a perennial top 10 lawyer on our lists, reveals that being fired from Steak & Ale was the biggest boost to his legal career. Read the complete story of this plaintiff powerhouse. 

Racehorse Still Running

 Racehorse Haynes has no plans to slow down. A member of the Texas Bar since 1956, the 82 year-old legend dispenses some sage advice in the just released 2009 Texas Super Lawyers magazine: The one book every lawyer should read and then re-read every year; how he got his nickname; how he stumbled upon his first courtroom win -- it's all here

The Most Inspirational Lawyer Ever?

When in her confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court Sonia Sotamayor discussed the influence of Perry Mason on her career, it got us thinking, what do the lawyers named to Super Lawyers think of the TV lawyer icon? Turns out they think a lot. Here are just a handful of the many comments about the TV lawyer that have made it into the pages of Super Lawyers.
 
Deryck Palmer of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft:
“If I had to trace the origins [of my fascination] with law, it goes back to when I was a young child. You may laugh, but I watched Perry Mason and I was very impressed. Raymond Burr did an excellent job of capturing the impact lawyers can have.”