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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

2018 Meta-Ranking Of Flagship U.S. Law Reviews

Bryce Clayton Newell (Kentucky), 2018 Meta-Ranking of Flagship US Law Reviews:

This is an updated ranking of flagship law reviews at US law schools (updated as of March 20, 2018, including the 2019 US News numbers). ... The ranking table below includes all of the law reviews that ranked in the top 150 in in the MetaRanking, including all journals that ranked in the top 100 at least one of the following rankings: US News Peer Reputation Score Ranking (avg., 2010-2019), US News Overall Ranking (avg., 2010-2019), the Washington & Lee University ranking (current version, 2009-2016; default weighting), the Google Scholar ranking (index as of June 2017), and the W&L Impact Factor Ranking (not included in the MetaRank). ...

prRank = US News Peer Reputation score ranking;
usnRank = Overall US News school ranking;
wluRank = Washington & Lee Law Journal Ranking;
gRank = Google Scholar Metrics ranking;
wlu(IF)Rank = Washington & Lee Law Journal Impact Factor Ranking.

Journal MetaRank prRank usnRank wluRank gRank wlu(IF)Rank
Harvard Law Review  1 1 2 1 1 25
The Yale Law Journal  2 1 1 2 2 3
Stanford Law Review  3 3 3 4 5 1
Columbia Law Review  3 4 4 5 2 9
Univ. of Pennsylvania Law Review 5 9 7 3 5 4
Michigan Law Review  6 8 10 7 12 7
New York University Law Review 7 6 6 13 14 13
California Law Review  7 7 8 14 10 15
Georgetown Law Journal  9 13 14 8 7 10
Virginia Law Review  10 9 9 16 9 20
Cornell Law Review 11 12 13 11 8 6
UCLA Law Review  12 16 16 6 11 2
Duke Law Journal  13 11 11 10 18 5
Univ. of Chicago Law Review 14 5 5 24 17 31
Texas Law Review  14 15 15 17 4 23
Northwestern Univ. Law Review 16 14 12 18 21 16
Minnesota Law Review  17 20 20 12 15 14
Vanderbilt Law Review  18 17 17 21 15 11
Iowa Law Review  19 28 25 9 19 8
Boston Univ. Law Review  20 25 24 23 21 44
Notre Dame Law Review  21 27 22 19 29 18
Fordham Law Review  22 34 38 14 12 36
Washington Univ. Law Review 23 18 19 29 34 17
Southern Calif. Law Review 24 19 18 37 29 29
Emory Law Journal 24 21 21 33 28 26
Boston College Law Review  26 29 30 22 23 21
G. Washington Law Review 27 23 23 34 26 40
William & Mary Law Review  27 32 31 19 24 11
Indiana Law Journal  29 31 27 24 26 24
North Carolina Law Review  30 21 39 32 20 33
Wisconsin Law Review 31 24 32 30 36 22
U.C. Davis Law Review  32 26 36 36 31 30
Washington & Lee Law Review 33 36 35 38 24 39
Univ. of Illinois Law Review 34 33 40 27 34 26
Washington Law Review  35 37 29 51 31 49
Florida Law Review  36 40 48 26 36 19
Ohio State Law Journal 37 30 37 40 47 32
Alabama Law Review 38 41 28 45 46 46
Hastings Law Journal  39 37 51 35 38 34
Wake Forest Law Review  40 44 41 41 39 44
Cardozo Law Review  41 53 58 28 31 43
Arizona Law Review  42 42 43 43 49 42
Maryland Law Review  43 47 46 47 39 48
Connecticut Law Review  44 52 55 30 45 28
George Mason Law Review  45 55 45 44 39 38
Georgia Law Review 46 39 33 46 66 35
UC Irvine Law Review 47 35 26 79 49 66
American Univ. Law Review  48 48 64 42 39 41
Utah Law Review  49 51 46 50 53 67
Colorado Law Review  50 43 44 58 66 58
Tulane Law Review  51 46 50 60 58 77
Arizona State Law Journal 52 45 34 76 61 88
BYU Law Review 53 50 42 52 74 77
Houston Law Review 54 66 54 49 55 54
Pepperdine Law Review 55 69 56 48 55 51
Case Western Reserve Law Review 56 61 62 72 49 85
Florida State Univ. Law Review 57 49 52 65 80 55
Temple Law Review 58 59 57 69 66 52
Seton Hall Law Review 59 83 65 59 53 61
Univ. of Miami Law Review 60 54 68 67 74 63
Brooklyn Law Review 61 67 81 54 64 63
Lewis & Clark Law Review  61 81 82 39 64 37
Univ. of Richmond Law Review 63 80 60 62 66 57
Penn State Law Review 64 92 70 60 48 71
Oregon Law Review 65 56 88 64 66 58
Loyola Univ. Chicago Law Journal 66 75 78 68 55 58
Univ. of Kansas Law Review 67 60 75 81 61 83
Denver Univ. Law Review 67 63 71 63 80 71
Loyola of L.A. Law Review 69 67 66 75 71 89
Santa Clara Law Review 70 76 103 57 44 50
Seattle Univ. Law Review 71 88 101 53 49 67
Tennessee Law Review 72 62 63 80 88 62
Univ. of Cincinnati Law Review 73 79 67 70 80 84
South Carolina Law Review 74 91 98 73 39 70
San Diego Law Review 75 57 71 88 95 85
SMU Law Review  76 64 49 95 104 117
Georgia State Univ. Law Review 76 73 59 103 77 125
Nevada Law Journal 78 90 73 90 61 75
Buffalo Law Review 79 98 93 54 71 46
Chicago-Kent Law Review 80 70 79 84 88 103
Missouri Law Review 81 65 76 78 104 98
Marquette Law Review 81 89 102 74 58 77
Indiana Law Review 83 74 90 81 80 110
DePaul Law Review 84 99 107 54 71 53
Nebraska Law Review 85 77 77 95 95 76
Rutgers Univ. Law Review 86 72 83 65 126 56
Kentucky Law Journal 87 71 61 97 121 82
Louisiana Law Review 88 102 87 84 80 81
Univ. of Pittsburgh Law Review 89 58 80 108 1000 74
Michigan State Law Review 90 101 94 91 80 103
Villanova Law Review 91 85 84 105 104 114
Catholic Univ. Law Review 92 94 97 87 104 71
Hofstra Law Review 92 97 106 92 87 94
Saint Louis Univ. Law Journal 94 99 96 94 95 114
West Virginia Law Review 95 110 99 101 77 95
Oklahoma Law Review 96 78 69 135 112 145
Albany Law Review 97 124 119 77 77 103
Vermont Law Review 98 108 129 83 88 77
Howard Law Journal 99 96 122 105 88 103
Arkansas Law Review 100 95 85 131 104 166
Baylor Law Review 101 87 53 132 146 120
Mississippi Law Journal 101 104 109 93 112 85
Mitchell Hamline Law Review 103 148 138 88 58 120
Drake Law Review 104 129 110 99 95 103
New York Law School Law Review 105 122 130 84 104 98
Akron Law Review 106 145 131 70 95 63
UMKC Law Review 107 106 114 97 126 117
Syracuse Law Review 108 93 95 139 118 162
Gonzaga Law Review 109 111 111 112 1000 95
Texas Tech Law Review 110 134 112 109 92 113
Maine Law Review 111 105 118 125 104 135
Univ. of San Francisco Law Review 112 118 136 100 1000 90
Pace Law Review 113 132 140 103 80 90
St. John’s Law Review 114 103 89 136 130 148
Univ. of Louisville Law Review 115 107 92 133 135 129
Mercer Law Review 116 114 113 121 121 148
Washburn Law Journal 117 136 132 107 95 103
Idaho Law Review 118 117 123 139 92 120
New Mexico Law Review 119 84 74 157 1000 148
Cleveland State Law Review 120 138 117 101 119 69
Creighton Law Review 121 128 121 117 112 132
Southwestern Law Review 122 135 145 110 95 92
Willamette Law Review 123 123 137 113 1000 92
Tulsa Law Review 124 124 100 125 141 139
Duquesne Law Review 125 151 141 127 74 147
Suffolk Univ. Law Review 126 129 152 118 95 139
Wyoming Law Review 127 116 119 139 121 136
Univ. of the Pacific Law Review 127 127 134 122 112 157
Univ. of Hawaii Law Review 129 82 91 178 146 181
Univ. of St. Thomas Law Journal 130 140 124 130 104 114
Drexel Law Review 131 119 116 133 1000 125
The Wayne Law Review 132 115 104 144 141 157
Univ. of Baltimore Law Review 133 124 128 127 1000 101
Quinnipiac Law Review 133 131 127 124 1000 98
Loyola Law Review 135 113 143 138 119 144
Univ. of Arkansas Law Review 136 109 133 155 126 153
Univ. of Toledo Law Review 137 142 144 119 121 139
Univ. of Memphis Law Review 138 141 146 113 130 102
New England Law Review 139 165 161 113 92 125
Chapman Law Review 139 143 126 127 135 119
Capital Univ. Law Review 141 166 161 111 95 95
Valparaiso Univ. Law Review 142 152 161 113 112 136
Stetson Law Review 143 112 105 168 155 187
South Dakota Law Review 144 143 146 120 138 109
John Marshall Law Review 145 152 153 122 121 139
Northeastern Univ. Law Journal 146 86 86 190 1000 188
Texas A&M Law Review 147 139 139 1000 138 1000
Montana Law Review 148 121 124 176 146 175
Touro Law Review 149 169 160 143 112 170
Southern Illinois Univ. Law Journal 150 149 156 152 130 157

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