In honor of the impending US News Rankings release (and in the alternative to discussing them, which I don't plan to do), I wanted to pose a question. I think I know the answer, but I could be wrong: Do employers actually look at the US News rankings in making hiring decisions? I ask because I've seen this written on blogs and in comments - that the rankings are how employers see you. This post at Above the Law suggesting that employers not do so (and thus assuming that they otherwise would) is an example. This doesn't mean students don't look at the rankings or even that they shouldn't. It merely questions this factual predicate about hiring.
My gut says most employers don't for a several reasons reasons.