Legal education is experiencing intense pressures and is undergoing profound changes. Two important forces that help shape and limit the nature and scope of legal education reform are the U.S. News & World Report rankings and the American Bar Association's accreditation standards. The push and pull of these forces helps explain why law schools are embracing some changes and resisting others
David Yellen, The Impact of Rankings and Rules on Legal Education Reform, 45 Conn. L. Rev. 1389 (2013).