Yes law students care and I myself stupidly cared when I was in school. After I graduated and became a lawyer I realized how ridiculous it all is that people myself included make life altering decisions based on a magazine. When your in the law school bubble you really think all that stuff matters, but in the real world you have clients who want a result if you get for them they are happy whether you went to Cooley or Harvard. If you don't get for them they are pissed even if you went to Harvard. The reality is most lawyers and certainly most clients know very little about other schools besides the elite and the ones in the area they attended. That is just my two cents, but I am only an anonymous internet poster who could be completely full of s**t as can anyone posting on this board or others.