Basically, everybody hates U.S. News & World Report's and its imitators' rankings of law schools. Except, of course, all the law school aspirants who use the ratings, and the administration and alums of whichever law schools come out on top on any given ranking at any given moment. So while it's not hard to find scholarly critiques and online rants against the rankings, once in a while a fresh one jumps out of the pack. The latest example is this AMLawDaily post "Worse Than Cheaters," from Stephen Harper, an adjunct law professor at Northwestern and former Kirkland & Ellis partner. Within its detailed condemnation of the rankings and the machinations of law schools in response to them is this interesting nugget -- the test-preparation business has flourished as a result of the rankings.