LST Awards & Recognition

100 Most Influential Lawyers in America (National Law Journal, 2006-2013)

The National Law Journal honored our executive director and co-founder, Kyle McEntee, as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. The list was first published in the 1980's and considers accomplishments since 2006, the last time the list was published. The NLJ selected lawyers who shape the legal world through their work, at the negotiating table, in the classroom or in government. Kyle is the youngest ever on the list and was one of just three non-profit lawyers named to the NLJ 100 in 2013. He was selected because of his media clout and thought leadership in the movement for greater law school transparency. The lawyers were chosen by the NLJ's editors, aided by nominations from the legal community and research by the reporting staff. They asked several key questions to help judge the influence of lawyers profiled: How deep were their political connections?; what kind of results did they achieve for clients?; how far and how effective was their media reach?; have they been business leaders?; are they thought leaders on important legal issues? The NLJ's goal, in the end, was to identify members of the law's power elite.

#5 Most Influential Person in Legal Education (National Jurist, 2012)

National Jurist magazine named Kyle McEntee to the list, the only non-law professor or law dean. The honor was based on a survey of 350 people in legal education, including every law school dean. Each person rated nominees based on how much they influenced them in the past 12 months.

#13 Most Influential Person in Legal Education (National Jurist, 2013)

National Jurist magazine named Kyle McEntee to the list, the only non-law professor or law dean. The honor was based on a survey of 350 people in legal education, including every law school dean. Each person rated nominees based on how much they influenced them in the past 12 months.

#8 Most Influential Person in Legal Education (National Jurist, 2014)

National Jurist magazine named Kyle McEntee to the list, the only non-law professor or law dean. The honor was based on a survey of 350 people in legal education, including every law school dean. Each person rated nominees based on how much they influenced them in the past 12 months.

#18 Most Influential Person in Legal Education (National Jurist, 2015)

National Jurist magazine named Kyle McEntee to the list, the only non-law professor or law dean. The honor was based on a survey of 350 people in legal education, including every law school dean. Each person rated nominees based on how much they influenced them in the past 12 months.

#15 Most Influential Person in Legal Education (National Jurist, 2016)

National Jurist magazine named Kyle McEntee to the list, the only non-law professor or law dean. The honor was based on a survey of 350 people in legal education, including every law school dean. Each person rated nominees based on how much they influenced them in the past 12 months.

Legal Rebel (ABA Journal, 2012)

The ABA Journal named Kyle McEntee as one of 11 legal rebels in 2012 for his work with LST. It's the publication's "annual nod to lawyers who are helping change the legal profession in ways both big and small."

Lawyer of the Year (Above the Law, 2010)

Above the Law named Kyle McEntee and Patrick Lynch, LST's chair and co-founder, as co-lawyers of the year.

Fastcase 50 (Fastcase, 2012)

Fastcase named Kyle McEntee as "one of the fifty most interesting, provocative, and courageous leaders in the world of law, scholarship, and legal technology."

Blawg 100 (2015) (ABA Journal, 2015)

The ABA Journal named Kyle McEntee and OSU law professor Debby Merritt's blog, LawSchoolCafe.org, to a list of the best law blogs.

Blawg 100 (2013) (ABA Journal, 2013)

The ABA Journal named Kyle McEntee and OSU law professor Debby Merritt's blog, LawSchoolCafe.org, to a list of the best law blogs.

#26 Sexiest Lawyer in America (Business Insider, 2013)

Business Insider named Kyle McEntee on the "list of practicing lawyers in America who have the whole package." We checked and believe the methodology is flawed.