A few thoughts... first, my guess is that the actual difference between 1 and 2 and 2 and 3 rankings in this case is not that great, and that any one of the three schools that you mentioned would provide very solid opportunities in your field of choice. Second, it is possible that after actually studying law you'll be attracted to another area of law. And third, deciding where you actually feel you fit (in terms of the campus vibe, where you could see yourself regionally, etc.) is also pretty significant. If you are absolutely positive about cyberlaw, than I would say that in the event that Harvard and Stanford call you (and I hope they do!) you shouldn't count Berk out just because of USWNR. But I wouldn't necessarily make the choice solely on a different ranking either.
Thanks! I am 100% sure that's the area because of my 10+ years of experience in the field. I am going to law school to expand my professional career, not to start a new one. I realize any of the top schools can provide me with a quality education and open the right doors when I graduate, so I am not too hung up about the rankings. I am more or less caught in a dilemma between schools below HYS since those are such long shots). Take Penn for example, if I want to choose based on how I fit, regional connection, convenience, Penn should be a no brainer. However I don't think I will get the same specialty training as at Berkeley. I would like the option to work in CA or back in Philly, so maybe having the Berk degree helps out in this matter since I have strong connection to Philly. Almost the same could be said about CCN (if I get in). Where should I put Berk if I am absolutely sure that cyberlaw/IP is what I want to do primarily. In other words, should I value the course/clinic offerings and faculty quality in the specialty over the slight disadvantages in employment prospect (since my WE will probably give me a leg up anyway).
Thanks for your opinion, I really appreciate it. I have been struggling with where to put Berk on my list, and it gets tougher the more I research.