I do NOT believe this "ranking" is acurate but mostly a plan by Professors in THESE schools to improve there prestege and paychecks.
Some schools I have NEVER heard about and I plan to ask my Partner on Monday. MAYBE you did not notice, but I did, that #19 and #25 are just the SAME FIVE LETTERS mixed up differently. I think MOST lawyers are smart enought to figure that out.
I did not attend ANY of these schools but am getting more work at my Firm after only three years, so this list does not guarantee sucess.
The Blawg is here: http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2008/11/us-news-top-200-.html