Legal educators love to blame U.S. News & World Report's annual law school rankings for drawing what they see as arbitrary distinctions between schools that play an outsized role in where prospective students choose to enroll. But a fairly rigid hierarchy existed long before U.S. News entered the picture in the early 1990s, according to an academic article by three law professors.
Law School Pecking Order Has Proved Durable, Study Says
The National Law Journal
October 16, 2013