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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Super Lawyer Rankings
« on: July 14, 2010, 03:15:14 PM »
I think rankings of law schools, like ranking of Super Lawyers and other attorney rankings, are basically a good thing if the selection criteria disclosed.  Prospective students look for different things in law schools and different clients have different needs for attorneys. 

A top flight corporate mergers and acquisitions attorney from a nationally recognized law school who is practicing in a major international law firm may not be the right person to represent a person selling a closely-held $2 million manufacturing company in Peoria.  Likewise, Harvard Law School may not be the best choice for a prospective law student who knows that he is going to join his father's divorce law practice in a small city in Idaho.

While the rankings, either of law schools or or lawyers, cannot tell you whether a school or attorney is "best", the rankings are useful as a comparative tool if there is enough information about the selection criteria.

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