clemenza wrote:Not sure how accurate that is considering those specific programs is what draws the students to the school. They pride themselves on that program more than the others. Yes overall ranking is important, but they compete with each other to maintain that top enviro law ranking.
Consensus on here is that lawyers don't care about them and schools don't care much. I would guess schools value their general sense of who their peer schools are >>>> USNWR > comparing employment outcomes regionally >>>> speciality rankings when establishing peer offers. Emphasis being that schools have a group of schools they consider peer and I doubt that group shows much flexibility.