10 ways of looking at the USNews law firm rankings

by Vault Law Editors | September 23, 2010

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1.   BigLaw's Next Black Swan? (The Belly of the Beast)

2.   Not “a game changer” (National Law Journal)

3.   Could be “a total game changer” (ATL)

4.   “A general framework for understanding the legal climate of a given city” (Legal Intelligencer)

5.   “Perhaps — we’re just guessing here — the survey will be most useful to someone who’s looking for a ‘Tier 1’ firm to handle, say, a large patent matter, but doesn’t want to pay the rates of an S&C?" (WSJ Law Blog)

6.   “A clumsy ploy to sell ads, magazines and directories. Described most generously, it is a cross-marketing effort between two directories trying to survive in a market where directories don't matter.” (Larry Bodine)

7.   “A trap for the unwary that should not be countenanced by the ABA.” (ABA House of Delegates resolution)

8.   “A lot less fun than a straight numerical ranking.” (WSJ Law Blog)

9.   “Far less sexy than the school lists.” (NYT DealBook)

10.   “omigodomigodomigod” (Legal Blog Watch)

-posted by brian

 

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