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Super Lawyers News: Skadden Arps legend Joseph Flom

Malcom Gladwell, author of the The Tipping Point and Blink has a new book, Outliers: The Story Of Success. We particularly enjoyed the chapter, "The Three Lessons of Joe Flom." Flom, as many of you know, is the last living named partner of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, and a perennial name on the New York Metro Super Lawyers list and has been a Top 100 honoree as well. His story is the stuff of legend and Gladwell does his typical expert job telling it.

Super Lawyers News: First Amendment Lawyer Martin Garbus Defends Authors

 WorldNetDaily reports that First Amendment lawyer Martin Garbus (New York Metro Super Lawyers 2006-09) who has represented the likes of Ronald Reagan, Nelson Mandela and Andrei Sakharov, New York has agreed to defend the co-author of"Muslim Mafia" and his son in a lawsuit brought by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

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). 

Does Class Size Matter?

Above the Law reports that Dean Van Zandt of Northwestern Law School believes we should have taken class size into account when ranking law schools. Our rankings are based on a simple count of lawyers selected to 2009 Super Lawyers. The Dean ran his own numbers using a weighted average method based on enrollment in 1999. Using this approach, Northwestern rises from our ranking of 18th to 8th in the nation. 

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 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).