Super Lawyers--a magazine that ranks the top U.S. lawyers (or "super lawyers") and covers different legal industry trends--recently released its lists of the 2009 top law schools for producing super lawyers. To make the lists, the magazine ranked the super lawyers by state and then used their alma maters to compile the top 10 law schools for each state.
Unfortunately, because Super Lawyers only ranks the schools by state (with the exception of the New York metro area), students don't get a sense of where the strongest alumni network for their school really is. If they were ranked by city, students could see where their school had the most successful lawyers. For students interested in NYC, I've included the top 10 law schools for producing super lawyers in the New York metro area below. Not surprisingly, NYU Law and Columbia produce the most NYC super lawyers. The only out-of-state law schools with a high number of super lawyer alumni in NYC are Harvard, Yale, Georgetown and Penn Law.
Top 10 Law Schools in New York Metro Super Lawyers 2009
|Rank||Law School||Graduates||Percent of Total|
|1||New York University School of Law||561||14|
|2||Columbia Law School||491||12|
|3||Harvard Law School||425||11|
|4||Fordham University School of Law||292||7|
|5||Brooklyn Law School||237||6|
|6||Yale Law School||169||4|
|7||St. John's University School of Law||166||4|
|8||Georgetown University Law Center||129||3|
|9||University of Pennsylvania Law School||103||3|
|10||Hofstra University School of Law||95||2|
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