I don't have much to say about the subject which can't be summed up with that simple, reductionist statement. I read a lot of information about law schools, but, when I walked into the buildings, it seemed like most of that information quickly felt irrelevant.
It's the equivalent of reading hundreds of books on Japan and driving into downtown Tokyo. Which would you think is more effective in helping you make a decision about whether you want to live there? My point isn't that you shouldn't use the USNEWS as a proxy for reputations and employment prospects, or that you shouldn't check whether the school is located in Ann Arbor or Miami, but simply that all of this pales in comparison to a visit.
Lecture over. Best of luck with your decisions.