Who produces the most ‘Super Lawyers’? Yale, Harvard — and Baylor
Traditional law school evaluations focus on criteria such as acceptance rates, student-professor ratios, and bar passage rates, but often fail to measure the quality of lawyers a school produces. A new ranking, however, has attempted to take the latter approach, judging lawyers based on peer review, awards received and community service undertaken; the best of this group are dubbed “Super Lawyers.”
National Jurist magazine then took things a step further, calculating which law schools have the highest percentage of Super Lawyers among their alumni. The top three on their list: No. 3 Harvard, No. 2 Yale, and No. 1 Baylor.
How’s that for a trio? The research found that 23% of Baylor Law alumni have been named Super Lawyers; Baylor was the only school to join Ivy League peers Harvard and Yale above the 20% line.
Baylor Law School Dean Brad Toben, JD ’77, says such success comes from preparing graduates who leave with “a commitment to public service and leadership within one’s community and profession.” He also noted that the Princeton Review has called Baylor Law “the Marine Corps of law school” for its focus on discipline and workload demands.
The long list of Baylor Law alumni includes Texas governors, U.S. Congressmen, federal judges, Texas Supreme Court justices, ambassadors, Texas legislators, even two former FBI directors. Super Lawyers, indeed!
Sic ’em, Baylor Law!