I occasionally hear stories of law schools cooking the numbers that they submit to U.S. News in order to improve their rankings. The New York Times had a story on this last year, and bloggers such as Brian Leiter occasionally have touched on the question. But I’m sure there are lots of other examples. If you know of any particularly egregious cases that haven’t been covered elsewhere already, please consider sending me an e-mail with the details (okerr (at) law.gwu.edu) or leaving a comment (anonymous or not) to this post.
Oh, and this isn’t for anything in particular. I’m just interested in getting an idea of some of the techniques schools use.