US law school rankings: does it (and should it) matter?

April 16, 2010 U.S. News has released its 2011 law school rankings this week . The rankings can be found on the U.S. News website, here.

This article, from True/Slant, reflects upon (and criticises) the power of the U.S. News ranking in the US job market, and takes a shot at figuring out what all the fuss is about regarding the rankings.

It points out that performance will win out over prestige in the end, but that since performance is the product of confidence and talent, prestige figures into performance in a meaningful way.

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