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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

2016 Google Law Review Rankings

Google Scholar (2015)PrawfsBlawg: Google Scholar Law Review Rankings — 2016, by Bryce C. Newell (Tilburg University):

Includes only flagship/general law reviews at ABA accredited schools (I think I've captured (almost) all of these, but let me know if I've missed any). Rankings are calculated based on the average of Google's two scores (h5-index and h5-median), as proposed here by Robert Anderson. The final column shows how much a journal's rank has changed in 2016 versus last year's ranking (0 indicates no change, a positive number indicates the ranking has gone up in 2016, while a negative number indicates a drop in ranking in 2016).

Bryce lists 194 flagship law reviews. Here are the Top 25:

Journal Rank (2016) h5-index h5-median Ave. Score Rank (2015) Rank Change
Harvard Law Review  1 40 82 61 1 0
Yale Law Journal  2 41 61 51 2 0
Columbia Law Review  3 36 61 48.5 3 0
U. Pennsylvania L. Rev. 4 35 61 48 5 1
Stanford Law Review  5 33 54 43.5 4 -1
Georgetown Law Journal  6 33 52 42.5 6 0
Texas Law Review  6 35 50 42.5 8 2
New York U. Law Review 8 28 53 40.5 11 3
Cornell Law Review 8 31 50 40.5 13 5
California Law Review  10 31 46 38.5 9 -1
Virginia Law Review  10 32 45 38.5 10 0
Michigan Law Review  12 30 44 37 6 -6
Minnesota Law Review  13 29 44 36.5 12 -1
U. Chicago Law Review 14 29 43 36 16 2
UCLA Law Review  14 29 43 36 15 1
Vanderbilt Law Review  16 30 36 33 16 0
Fordham Law Review  16 28 38 33 22 6
Notre Dame Law Review  18 26 39 32.5 18 0
Indiana Law Journal  18 26 39 32.5 26 8
Duke Law Journal  20 26 38 32 13 -7
Northwestern U. L. Rev. 20 26 38 32 22 2
Boston U. Law Review  20 28 36 32 26 6
William & Mary L. Rev.  20 26 38 32 19 -1
Iowa Law Review  24 27 36 31.5 20 -4
Boston College L. Rev.  25 25 35 30 26 1
Florida Law Review  25 22 38 30 22 -3

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2016/07/2016-google-law-review-rankings.html

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Comments

Wouldn't the Tax Lawyer (published at Georgetown) rank in the top 25?

Posted by: Andy Patterson | Jul 26, 2016 5:00:58 AM

What about the Administrative Law Review, published at (blush!) American ?

Posted by: Old Ruster from JD Junkyard | Jul 26, 2016 7:46:36 AM

Because there is no control for the number of issues or pages published per year, these results are completely meaningless. You should stop noting this nonsense.

Posted by: Brian | Jul 26, 2016 10:02:15 AM