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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Law School Rankings by 'Super Lawyers'

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Following up on my prior post, Which Law Schools Produce the Most "Super Lawyers"? : the magazine has aggregated its rankings of law schools producing the most "Super Lawyers" in each state into an overall law school ranking which measures the total number of "Super Lawyers" that are graduates of each school.  The ranking does not adjust for class size, so larger law schools have a built-in advantage over smaller law schools.

Here are the Top 50 law schools, along with the size of their J.D. enrollment:

Rank

Law School

Size

1

Harvard

1730

2

Michigan

1151

3

Texas

1233

4

Virginia

1156

5

Georgetown

2005

6

NYU

1423

7

Columbia

1267

8

Florida

1224

9

UC-Berkeley

865

10

Yale

588

11

UC-Hastings

1251

12

George Washington

1683

13

Boston

832

14

UCLA

1012

15

Pennsylvania

787

16

Chicago

593

17

Boston College

801

18

Northwestern

781

19

Stanford

539

20

Miami

1235

21

Vanderbilt

578

22

SMU

953

23

Duke

640

24

Minnesota

780

25

Wisconsin

811

26

Cornell

591

27

Fordham

1536

28

Temple

974

29

Loyola-L.A.

1287

30

North Carolina

735

31

Villanova

744

32

Emory

697

33

Suffolk

1652

34

Houston

948

35

Ohio State

670

36

Tulane

745

37

Wayne State

593

38

South Carolina

683

39

Illinois

587

40

Seton Hall

1099

41

USC

605

42

Georgia

660

43

Notre Dame

558

44

Indiana-Indianapolis

953

45

DePaul

1184

46

Oklahoma

517

47

Brooklyn

1490

48

SUNY-Buffalo

745

49

Case Western

658

50

Maryland

897

Here are the rankings of the 50 largest law schools:

Rank

Law School

Size

146

Thomas M. Cooley

3678

5

Georgetown

2005

1

Harvard

1730

12

George Washington

1683

33

Suffolk

1652

102

New York Law School

1596

27

Fordham

1536

47

Brooklyn

1490

180

Florida Coastal

1470

66

American

1461

6

NYU

1423

110

Widener

1407

90

John Marshall-Chicago

1354

29

Loyola-L.A.

1287

73

South Texas

1267

7

Columbia

1267

11

UC-Hastings

1251

20

Miami

1235

3

Texas

1233

8

Florida

1224

45

DePaul

1184

4

Virginia

1156

2

Michigan

1151

114

Hofstra

1143

131

Cardozo

1102

40

Seton Hall

1099

53

Denver

1092

133

New England

1077

104

Baltimore

1077

108

Seattle

1043

52

William Mitchell

1031

69

Stetson

1027

61

San Diego

1025

14

UCLA

1012

82

Southwestern

1011

93

McGeorge

1007

147

Nova

1000

84

Saint Louis

981

28

Temple

974

75

Santa Clara

963

101

Chicago-Kent

957

120

Michigan State

955

44

Indiana-Indianapolis

953

22

SMU

953

34

Houston

948

89

Catholic

920

67

St. John's

901

50

Maryland

897

130

California Western

887

60

Loyola-Chicago

887

Here are the rankings of the 50 smallest law schools:

Rank

Law School

Size

142

South Dakota

199

150

Wyoming

223

140

North Dakota

243

138

Montana

245

165

District of Columbia

251

155

Maine

269

163

Northern Illinois

297

166

Hawai'i

300

174

Faulkner

304

145

Idaho

307

154

Ohio Northern

309

136

New Mexico

346

169

Laverne

354

77

Cincinnati

361

160

Campbell

361

162

Southern Illinois

361

99

Utah

385

148

Western State

387

153

Quinnipiac

387

179

CUNY

387

95

Washington & Lee

391

76

Kentucky

395

139

Arkansas-Fayetteville

403

113

Nebraska

404

128

Memphis

414

176

Regent

414

51

Baylor

418

106

Louisville

419

103

West Virginia

428

118

Willamette

428

105

Washburn

429

158

Franklin Pierce

433

122

Mercer

443

119

Drake

445

72

Missouri-Columbia

453

167

Howard

454

134

Arkansas-Little Rock

456

129

BYU

458

117

Tulsa

460

115

Creighton

463

80

Tennessee

468

97

Arizona

469

81

Wake Forest

470

96

Missouri-Kansas City

475

149

Dayton

479

83

Richmond

482

137

Akron

488

71

Kansas

489

74

Cumberland

494

85

U. Mississippi

494

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Comments

Thanks for sharing this, actually I was looking for it on Google and found this one..

Posted by: DUI Houston | Nov 18, 2009 12:46:15 AM

Assuming one thinks an alumni network means anything of value, these rankings may be useful in that regard (especially regionally) since, presumably, the more sheer numbers of successful lawyers from one's school in a particular region, the better one's chances of becoming employed in that region. Schools often boast about their alumni networks, so this study may confirm/undermine those claims. That's a good thing.

In my opinion, in these current economic times, where graduates can no longer rely solely on their class rank and their school's U.S. News Rank to get a job, these raw number rankings may indeed be more valuable than they appear.

Posted by: bob | Nov 17, 2009 2:28:57 PM