There was a research that was conducted in 2007 that covered the whole of Europe and its purpose was to find out in which country the best lawyers are . Originally it was thought that the countries with the most traditions in the higher education in law will have the best specialists, but the results of the research were rather surprising. Countries like France and England were indeed in the top five in Europe but they are only at the third and the fifth place. Italy is also there, positioned at the fourth place. This was predicted by most people because this country is famous for their law universities that gather ambitious students from all around the world. This on the other hand generates not only highly educated lawyers, but also very professional judges, as well.
A huge surprise was the country positioned at the second place – Switzerland. For such a small country as it is, it is indeed a very high achievement to get the second place especially in such a hard area as law. Despite its small size, Switzerland is a very well organized country that covers perfectly all the areas of our lives – economy, education, social policy, security and defense, law regulations, etc.
Another unexpected country that managed to get the 7th place is Bulgaria. This country started investing a lot in higher education several years ago and these are the results of these actions. Greece comes right after it, which is a little astonishing since in this country there are very old law traditions. But those changes can be explained by the crisis that started arising back in the years 2006-2007. Poland and Holland also managed to hit the top 10 countries unlike others like Estonia, Serbia and Montenegro, that did not even manage to get in the top 20.
Still, a lot of people think that this research was not very correct since it only evaluates the professionalism of the lawyers and not the law system in the country itself. If this was the main factor then probably the chart will look totally different.