• Career Alternatives, Job Searches, Rankings

    Is ‘Attorney’ Still a Good Job?

    Career Cast has compiled a list of the Top 200 Jobs for 2010. Here’s how the Career Cast came up with its (totally arbitrary) first to worst rankings: How does Jobs Rated determine which professions rank better than others? Data on each job is broken down into five key categories: Physical Demands, Work Environment, Income, […]

    103 Comments / / Jan 6, 2010 at 11:05 AM
  • Law Schools, Rankings, Student Loans

    The State Schools That Make Out-of-State Students Stay Away

    Ed. Note: This is actually a list on out-of-state enrollment at public universities. It’s not law school specific (as I had initially thought). I still think it’s interesting to look at which schools have more out of state pull, so I’m leaving it up. We’ve been documenting the struggles at the University of California system […]

    87 Comments / / Nov 23, 2009 at 12:25 PM
  • Rankings

    Northwestern Law Adjusts Super Lawyers Rankings and Is Pleased with Itself

    A couple of days ago, we mentioned the new Super Lawyers Law School Rankings. The list ranks law schools by their number of Super Lawyer alumni. At the time, we noted that a potential flaw with the magazine’s methodology was that it is just looking at raw numbers. The rankings aren’t adjusted for class size. […]

    90 Comments / / Nov 19, 2009 at 11:18 AM
  • Law Schools, Rankings

    Super Law School Rankings

    On Friday, we gave you a sneak peek at the new rankings being developed by the Association for Corporate Counsel. The organization is asking its members to submit reviews about the law firms they work with based on a five star system. We told you that the ACC rankings were still a work in progress, […]

    14 Comments / / Nov 17, 2009 at 11:46 AM
  • Biglaw, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Rankings

    The Association of Corporate Counsel Rankings

    On Wednesday, we told you that the Association of Corporate Counsel was ranking law firms based on evaluations from its members. We also told you that some law firm partners were very concerned about this list. We have the list. The ACC Value Index currently has responses for 448 law firms — big and small, […]

    89 Comments / / Nov 13, 2009 at 1:18 PM
  • Biglaw, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Rankings

    Law Firm Rankings By Clients, But We Can’t See Them

    On Sunday, the Boston Globe released its list of the Top 100 Place to Work in Massachusetts. Goodwin Procter placed #74. That’s interesting because last Thursday Goodwin laid off 55 people. Nice timing on the Globe report. In a companion article titled “They look past the paycheck” the Globe highlights Goodwin: Under the traditional apprenticeship […]

    40 Comments / / Nov 9, 2009 at 10:02 AM
  • Law Schools, Princeton Review, Rankings

    Law School Rankings From Princeton Review

    When the Princeton Review Law School Rankings came out last year, I was skeptical of their usefulness. The organization ranks law schools in 11 different categories based on student surveys. This year, 172 law schools were eligible. Looking at Princeton Review’s list of top ten Best Career Prospects, I remain skeptical: 1. Northwestern 2. Penn […]

    131 Comments / / Oct 6, 2009 at 1:05 PM