The American Bar Association caused a minor stir in February when its House of Delegates voted to investigate U.S. News & World Report's law school rankings and the magazine's new push to rate law firms. The committee charged with reviewing law school rankings has completed its work, and its report concludes that the U.S. News rankings have some negative effects on law schools, but that "there is relatively little that leaders in legal education can do to change that in the short term."
ABA Panel: 'U.S. News' Rankings Bad, but What Are You Going to Do?
The National Law Journal
July 30, 2010