The Concurring Opinions blog has published a leaked memo from an anonymous source purportedly written by a U.S. News and World Report "law school ranking executive" that provides a sneak peak at this year's law school rankings and some amazing secrets about how US News ranks law schools.
The memo instructs "Please keep this confidential, we don't want people catching on to our method. They need to think these rankings really mean something. But remember our goal - to sell issues! Lots of issues!"
Note: an update to the memo says "News flash to the very gullible: The memo is fake. After all, could the real ranking process possibly be as rational as the memo? "