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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Publication Study of Faculty at Non-Top 50 Law Schools

Roger Williams University School of Law has updated its per capita publication study of the faculties at law schools ranked 51 or lower by U.S. News (as well as the New England law schools).  The study covers the 1993-2008 period and uses methodology developed by Brian Leiter, with one change: although Brian focused exclusively on the Top 20 journals, this study examines the Top 50 journals, defined as the general law reviews published by the 54 schools receiving the highest U.S. News peer assessment scores (2.8 or higher), plus an additional 14 journals that appear in the Top 50 of the Washington & Lee Law Journal Combined Rankings. (See here for an alphabetical listing of those journals.)

Roger Williams ranks the Top 40 Non-Top 50 law schools.  Here are the Top 25:

  1. San Diego (13.12)
  2. Cardozo (11.69)
  3. Florida State (10.15)
  4. Richmond (9.92)
  5. Pittsburgh (9.55)
  6. Cincinnati (8.30)
  7. Chicago-Kent (8.17)
  8. Missouri-Columbia (7.74)
  9. Nevada-Las Vegas (7.59)
  10. Brooklyn Law School (7.45)
  11. Pepperdine (6.94)
  12. Roger Williams (6.27)
  13. Hofstra (6.11)
  14. Case Western (6.02)
  15. Penn State (5.92)
  16. Rutgers-Newark (5.88)
  17. Loyola-L.A. (5.81)
  18. Seton Hall (5.72)
  19. Aizona State (5.58)
  20. DePaul (5.51)
  21. Kentucky (5.46)
  22. Miami (5.35)
  23. Villanova (5.35)
  24. Houston (5.13)
  25. Louisville (5.07)

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Comments

I'm at Richmond, and delighted to hear the news. But I'm wondering how Richmond and the other schools that did well in this study would fare in a straight up comparison with the top 50.

Posted by: Corinna Lain | Sep 11, 2008 11:04:49 AM