Here's Business Insider's methodology:
We asked more than 400 American legal professionals to select the 10 law schools that would best serve a legal career.Objection to foundation OVERRULED. Obviously, if you're going to try and figure out what would be best for a student facing law school today, you don't need to figure out employment projections from actual data or look at tuition/debt levels, or look at current opportunities at various schools, or pay attention to how saturated the local legal markets are for new graduates in various areas.
Nope, just ask a random bunch of busy working professionals to comment via SurveyMonkey on conjecture.
5. Georgetown University
10. University of Chicago
12. University of Pennsylvania
23. American University
29. Pepperdine University
36. Yeshiva University (Cardozo)
39. Loyola Marymount University
Not listed in top 50: Alabama, Maryland, Arizona State, Houston, etc.
I'm astounded. I've been trying to figure out a way to credibly claim that Georgetown is still a top 5 law school. Jesus all you have to do is ask a bunch of people an unscientific survey that has no interest in actually getting students good information.
Sometimes, the easiest way to scam is just be dumb.
Loyola-Marymount is a better school than Alabama to best serve a legal career. Take it from "Business Insider" (which, it seems, is deliberately doubly ironic).