One may not like or agree with the rankings, but they are real and relevant to law firms considering candidates. Ignore them at your peril.
Thanks very much for the thorough reply.
I've been doing a great deal of research on bar passage rate and found it interesting that some of the state approved schools (in California) have a higher passage rate than some ABA schools. If their passage rates are higher, it seems they should be ranked accordingly. Something's not right. My future-lawyer-critical-reasoning skills are kicking in...