Heather Gerken, Yale Law School Dean, floated the idea to a small group of colleagues. She had a sleepless nights and queasy mornings. Then, on Nov. 16, she
The revolt began
Ms. Gerken tried for many years, like many university administrators to get U.S. News & World Report's law-school rankings to be rethought. Ms. Gerken's problem wasn't Yale Law's score, it had been No. Ms. Gerken was not concerned about Yale Law's score--it had been No. 1 for more than thirty years consecutively. She was concerned about the wider impact on schools and their priorities.