First, neither individual survey nor the combined ratings & resulting rankings are fighting anything. You seem to be fighting the fact that Yale is not number one.
Second, I am well aware that a significant number of Yale, Stanford, Harvard & Chicago graduates obtain clerkships or public interest type work. This did not hurt Stanford, Chicago, or Harvard. Furthermore, the clerkship placements greatly enhanced Yale's peer assessment scores which are included in this rating & ranking system.
You just seem to be upset that Yale is not number one. For that I apologize, but I wanted a rating & ranking system that relied less on opinion input than does the USNews system. You should just stop fighting the fact that Yale isn't ranked number one in every survey for every purpose. Regarding prestige, Harvard & Yale are almost certainly number one, but prestige doesn't pay student loans or put food on the table.