The latest US News ranking of law schools has apparenty been leaked. Although lots of people in the law school world hate this ranking, they have to take it seriously because others do. My own sense is that the rankings are largelty self-perpetuating and probably are influenced to a significant degree by things that your average member of the public or prospective law student would not value as much as your average law professor.
Last year there was a minor story locally because Marquette dropped a space or two and this took it out of the "second tier." If this leak is correct, then it has now moved up enough spaces to rejoin the top 100. This is a good thing.
So for those of you who like to criticize me because I teach part-time at a "fourth tier" law school (which is, you've got to admit, a pretty lame attack), your game is through.
In related news, I will be teaching a course on the Wisconsin Supreme Court this fall.