Often the quality of the lawyer is gauged by the law school from which he graduates. Most practitioners understand that’s a load of crap and I’m taking the time to crow a little bit about my alma mater, a third tier law school, known as Capital University Law School in Columbus. Earlier this year, SCOTUSblog and Bloomberg Law sponsored its third annual Supreme Court Challenge in which 50 teams from law schools around the country as well as about 200 individuals competed. The competition requires the participants to predict the outcome of 6 merit cases and 6 certiorari petitions as well as how each Supreme Court Justice will vote on the 12 targeted cases.

It is with a great amount of pride that I inform you that the “IN MERIT THE WIN” (I’m sure Clarence Darrow is proud!) team fielded by Capital placed first among all 50 teams, amassing 54.5 points, 3.5 more than Georgetown’s. For you snooty Ivy Leaguers, you’ll be happy to know that Cornell placed 5 th; Harvard was 6 th, Columbia was 8 th and Penn. tied for 18th. Capital student, Jason Griffin, placed second in the individual competition, 1 point behind the winner from Nova Southeastern University. Way to go Crusaders!