Put 80% of the ranking on reputation scores. 5% on incomming LSAT median and 5% on incomming GPA median and 5% on employed at 9 months, 2% on yeild and 3% on facilities (buildings, technology).
Reputation is, in large part, established by the USNEWS rankings themselves. To place an over-emphasis on the reputation score would put an unfair and nearly unalterable benefit to the current top schools, and weight against the lower ranked schools.I think that's possibly the worst suggestion that could be offered.
Maybe it should just be diversity of courses and career prospects.Keep the reputation the way they are, but make it more of a 20/10, favoring firms. It should be 10- peer review20- employer review20- average salary FOR ALL students/COL5- Clerkship placement (more points for feds)5- Academia 10- Employment Rate10- Bar Passage10- SF Ratio10- Classes per student