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citylawyer1010
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Area of law prestige rankings

Postby citylawyer1010 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:12 pm

Here's my ranking:

Corporate law
IP
Tax
Real estate
Insurance coverage
Commercial litigation
Employment law (defense)
Professional liability
Immigration
Med mal
Family
Personal injury / general torts
Workers' compensation


Feel free to add areas of law

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gdane
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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby gdane » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:18 pm

1) Why is this anonymous?
2) Where's criminal law at son?
3) This is a really stupid list to make.

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby citylawyer1010 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:24 pm

gdane wrote:1) Why is this anonymous?
2) Where's criminal law at son?
3) This is a really stupid list to make.


Sorry. Criminal law would be around where workers comp is. Also, it's not stupid, most lawyer all about prestige and how things sound. So that's what this post is for.

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:29 pm

gdane wrote:1) Why is this anonymous?
3) This is a really stupid list to make.

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby kaiser » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:29 pm

This is pitifully stupid since there is no objective notion of what areas within law are more vs. less prestigious

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby gdane » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
gdane wrote:1) Why is this anonymous?
2) Where's criminal law at son?
3) This is a really stupid list to make.


Sorry. Criminal law would be around where workers comp is. Also, it's not stupid, most lawyer all about prestige and how things sound. So that's what this post is for.

A lot of lawyers (mostly law students) are all about prestige and how things sound. You don't have to follow the bunch.

When I say criminal law I'm talking about being a prosecutor or defender. I'm not talking about $69 DUI/ticket lawyers. Really fucked up that you think that people that keep our communities safe and serve justice are at the bottom of the law hierarchy.

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby kaiser » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:32 pm

gdane wrote:1) Why is this anonymous?
2) Where's criminal law at son?
3) This is a really stupid list to make.


Love the avatar btw. I met her a few weeks ago. Just as attractive (but quite a bit more intimidating) in person

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby gdane » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:34 pm

kaiser wrote:
gdane wrote:1) Why is this anonymous?
2) Where's criminal law at son?
3) This is a really stupid list to make.


Love the avatar btw. I met her a few weeks ago. Just as attractive (but quite a bit more intimidating) in person

I'm jealous. Ronda Rousey can mount me any day of the week.

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby kaiser » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:36 pm

gdane wrote:
kaiser wrote:
gdane wrote:1) Why is this anonymous?
2) Where's criminal law at son?
3) This is a really stupid list to make.


Love the avatar btw. I met her a few weeks ago. Just as attractive (but quite a bit more intimidating) in person

I'm jealous. Ronda Rousey can mount me any day of the week.


I know, a part of me was all taken up with how hot she is, and making "ground and pound" jokes with my friends. But the other part of me kept thinking how she could break my arm off in a matter of seconds and take it home as a trophy.

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby citylawyer1010 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:36 pm

gdane wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
gdane wrote:1) Why is this anonymous?
2) Where's criminal law at son?
3) This is a really stupid list to make.


Sorry. Criminal law would be around where workers comp is. Also, it's not stupid, most lawyer all about prestige and how things sound. So that's what this post is for.

A lot of lawyers (mostly law students) are all about prestige and how things sound. You don't have to follow the bunch.

When I say criminal law I'm talking about being a prosecutor or defender. I'm not talking about $69 DUI/ticket lawyers. Really fucked up that you think that people that keep our communities safe and serve justice are at the bottom of the law hierarchy.


You're right. The other criminal law prosecutors and defendants re say murder cases. I'd say they're around family law. There's no real law there. A good actor could do their job.

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby hephaestus » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:37 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
gdane wrote:1) Why is this anonymous?
3) This is a really stupid list to make.

Yes. This list is useless. Also, brave use of Anon.

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby citylawyer1010 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:40 pm

ImNoScar wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:
gdane wrote:1) Why is this anonymous?
3) This is a really stupid list to make.

Yes. This list is useless. Also, brave use of Anon.


Anyone who doesn't think prestige is a factor among practice areas doesn't know anything about the legal profession. If anyone wants to rank, go ahead. As far as the anon stuff, go file a motion to someone who cares.

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby envisciguy » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:45 pm

I'm really glad this list is here so I know where I should be applying for jobs and what practices I should look at. I certainly wouldn't want to enter any practice areas lower than #3 on Anon's completely objective preftige list. :roll:

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone who doesn't think prestige is a factor among practice areas doesn't know anything about the legal profession. If anyone wants to rank, go ahead. As far as the anon stuff, go file a motion to someone who cares.

I predict you are going to have a miserable life.

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby kaiser » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:
gdane wrote:1) Why is this anonymous?
3) This is a really stupid list to make.

Yes. This list is useless. Also, brave use of Anon.


Anyone who doesn't think prestige is a factor among practice areas doesn't know anything about the legal profession. If anyone wants to rank, go ahead. As far as the anon stuff, go file a motion to someone who cares.


Or we could just ignore you

Lol at being anon on this. Wouldn't want to be outted as thinking tax is more prestigious than real estate. Oh the parade of horribles that would follow...

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Postby Myself » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:33 pm

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby Bronte » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:
gdane wrote:1) Why is this anonymous?
3) This is a really stupid list to make.

Yes. This list is useless. Also, brave use of Anon.


Anyone who doesn't think prestige is a factor among practice areas doesn't know anything about the legal profession. If anyone wants to rank, go ahead. As far as the anon stuff, go file a motion to someone who cares.


Prestige is important, so ranking practice areas by prestige makes sense? No. Where you work dictates prestige, not practice area. Doing criminal prosecution for the DOJ is more prestigious than doing real estate in mid-law. There's no difference in prestige between doing litigation at Kirkland and doing corporate at Latham. And caring about prestige in itself is vapid.

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby citylawyer1010 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:47 pm

Anyone who doesn't think prestige is a factor among practice areas doesn't know anything about the legal profession. If anyone wants to rank, go ahead. As far as the anon stuff, go file a motion to someone who cares.[/quote]

Prestige is important, so ranking practice areas by prestige makes sense? No. Where you work dictates prestige, not practice area. Doing criminal prosecution for the DOJ is more prestigious than doing real estate in mid-law. There's no difference in prestige between doing litigation at Kirkland and doing corporate at Latham. And caring about prestige in itself is vapid.[/quote]

Where is doing workers comp law prestigious at all. Just as there is a prestige ranking between firms, there is a ranking between practice areas.

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby guano » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Here's my ranking:

Corporate law
IP
Tax
Real estate
Insurance coverage
Commercial litigation
Employment law (defense)
Professional liability
Immigration
Med mal
Family
Personal injury / general torts
Workers' compensation


Feel free to add areas of law

There are so many things missing from this list. Also, corporate is a huge umbrella term.

Lastly, prestige from what POV?

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby Bronte » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:07 am

Anonymous User wrote:Where is doing workers comp law prestigious at all. Just as there is a prestige ranking between firms, there is a ranking between practice areas.


And what kind of organizations do workers comp? Does Wachtell do workers comp? Do district attorneys do workers comp? No. Big firms, big government, and big-name nonprofits do high-stakes work that is prestigious. Smaller-stakes stuff is not prestigious because it doesn't generate big revenues or big headlines. Your approach is ridiculous and superficial.

Obviously you're trolling, but I'm in the mood to point out why you're wrong.

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby soj » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:19 am

these are your classmates, rising 1Ls!

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby Bronte » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:30 am

soj wrote:these are your classmates, rising 1Ls!


Law students may be prestige whores, but at least their prestige whoring usually has some relation to actual prestige.

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby stillwater » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:32 am

thank you OP. these rankings are awesome. definitely filled a gap in all human knowledge.

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Re: Area of law prestige rankings

Postby Borg » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:35 am

I don't know what you're all up in arms about. OP's post is spot on - these are the prestige rankings. Pick your practice area based on them.




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