According to this unofficial source U.Miami Law's US News Score jumped 11 points this year, raising us to a tie for 60th place. If that's true, it's good news for the school, especially following last year's jump of 11 points. Whatever the actual merits, a 22 point rise in two years will help both student and faculty recruiting, and will be good for student morale.
As I have written before, the idea of ranking, or at least clumping, law schools is a good one; the US News system is a very bad one.
Yet, oddly, the jump in Miami's rankings may represent something real: because we have such a small endowment, we are in a particularly good position in this recession. We have a new marquee Dean, and we have been doing some great hiring, and expect to do more.
Update: Leiter says it's a hoax. He could well be right. The trouble is that the real rankings are so arbitrary and random, it's hard to tell real from fake.
Update2: As noted in the comments, they're real.