Law schools pay serious attention to the annual rankings in U.S. News & World Report. While most schools decry rankings for failing to represent their true successes, they also recognize that their spot on the list is crucial to wooing strong applicants, raising funds and getting graduates into top firms. As a result, some schools are directing resources -- or even gaming the system -- to boost their scores, a move that critics say compromises legal education.
Law Schools Play the Ranking Game
The National Law Journal
April 18, 2005