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Thursday, July 25, 2019

2019 Meta-Ranking Of Flagship U.S. Law Reviews

Bryce Clayton Newell (Kentucky), 2019 Meta-Ranking of Flagship US Law Reviews:

This is an updated ranking of flagship law reviews at US law schools (updated as of July 23, 2019, including the 2020 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., 2011-2020), US News Overall Ranking (avg., 2011-2020), the Washington & Lee University ranking (current version, 2010-2017; default weighting), the Google Scholar ranking (index as of July 2019), 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
Yale Law Journal  1 2 1 1 1 2
Harvard Law Review  2 1 3 2 2 26
Stanford Law Review  3 3 2 4 3 1
Columbia Law Review  4 4 4 5 5 7
Univ. of Pennsylvania Law Review 5 9 7 3 4 3
NYU Law Review 6 6 6 11 13 12
Virginia Law Review  6 9 8 7 12 5
California Law Review  8 7 9 15 7 17
Georgetown Law Journal  9 13 14 6 6 8
Michigan Law Review  9 8 10 7 14 5
Univ. of Chicago Law Review 9 5 4 21 9 29
Texas Law Review  12 15 15 10 7 19
UCLA Law Review  13 16 16 9 10 4
Duke Law Journal  14 11 11 16 16 9
Cornell Law Review 15 12 13 16 21 9
Minnesota Law Review  16 20 20 12 14 14
Vanderbilt Law Review  17 17 17 18 16 11
Iowa Law Review  18 28 25 14 10 15
Northwestern Univ. Law Review 19 14 12 26 30 22
Boston Univ. Law Review  20 26 24 20 19 36
Notre Dame Law Review  21 24 22 19 26 20
G. Washington Law Review 22 23 21 31 24 34
Southern Calif. Law Review 22 19 18 38 24 30
Emory Law Journal 24 21 23 35 21 26
Washington Univ. Law Review 25 18 19 32 32 23
Boston College Law Review  26 29 30 23 21 24
Fordham Law Review  27 34 39 13 18 39
Indiana Law Journal  28 31 28 27 26 21
William & Mary Law Review  29 33 35 22 29 18
U.C. Davis Law Review  30 27 34 34 26 32
North Carolina Law Review  31 22 38 29 43 25
Wisconsin Law Review 32 25 33 36 39 28
Univ. of Illinois Law Review 33 35 41 30 31 33
Washington Law Review  33 37 31 49 20 49
Washington & Lee Law Review 35 36 36 37 33 41
Florida Law Review  36 39 46 24 34 16
Ohio State Law Journal 37 30 37 39 40 31
Wake Forest Law Review  38 44 40 40 35 46
Hastings Law Journal  39 40 52 33 35 43
Arizona Law Review  40 42 43 42 35 43
Alabama Law Review 41 41 27 45 53 43
UC Irvine Law Review 42 32 26 66 51 57
Cardozo Law Review  43 53 59 25 40 38
Connecticut Law Review  44 52 56 28 47 13
Maryland Law Review 45 47 48 46 46 47
Colorado Law Review  46 42 44 60 43 69
American Univ. Law Review  47 49 66 41 35 40
Arizona State Law Journal 48 45 29 67 51 82
BYU Law Review 49 50 42 48 53 60
Georgia Law Review 50 38 32 51 85 37
George Mason Law Review  51 55 45 44 65 35
Utah Law Review  52 51 47 47 68 50
Houston Law Review 53 66 54 52 47 56
Case Western Reserve Law Review 54 63 63 57 40 71
Tulane Law Review  55 46 51 61 74 83
Florida State Univ. Law Review 56 48 50 68 72 55
Univ. of Miami Law Review 56 54 67 70 47 62
Pepperdine Law Review 58 68 58 54 59 60
Lewis & Clark Law Review  59 82 86 42 47 41
Seton Hall Law Review 60 83 64 54 59 54
San Diego Law Review 61 57 76 72 56 69
Univ. of Richmond Law Review 62 75 57 69 65 65
Brooklyn Law Review 63 69 81 56 68 72
Temple Law Review 63 59 55 83 77 59
SMU Law Review  65 64 49 98 68 115
Denver Univ. Law Review 66 60 71 71 85 85
Univ. of Cincinnati Law Review 67 80 72 61 77 74
Michigan State Law Review 67 97 92 58 43 81
Nevada Law Journal 67 87 70 74 59 58
Missouri Law Review 70 67 75 83 68 96
Chicago-Kent Law Review 71 70 80 85 65 96
Univ. of Kansas Law Review 71 61 74 88 77 96
Oregon Law Review 73 56 89 63 93 67
Loyola Univ. Chicago Law Journal 74 74 78 63 93 62
Tennessee Law Review 75 62 61 93 93 78
Nebraska Law Review 75 79 73 98 59 78
Seattle Univ. Law Review 77 89 103 50 72 62
Penn State Law Review 78 92 69 53 101 47
DePaul Law Review 79 100 109 58 58 53
Oklahoma Law Review 80 78 68 122 59 125
Indiana Law Review 81 76 94 82 85 104
Rutgers Univ. Law Review 82 73 83 92 93 85
Kentucky Law Journal 83 70 62 95 116 78
Loyola of L.A. Law Review 84 65 65 80 135 91
Santa Clara Law Review 84 77 104 63 101 52
Buffalo Law Review 86 101 98 72 77 51
Villanova Law Review 87 86 85 102 77 96
Marquette Law Review 88 90 101 75 85 74
Georgia State Univ. Law Review 89 72 60 96 124 115
Univ. of Pittsburgh Law Review 90 58 79 115 108 96
South Carolina Law Review 91 91 99 86 93 85
Louisiana Law Review 92 102 88 76 106 66
Mitchell Hamline Law Review 93 143 141 90 1000 123
Albany Law Review 94 126 116 78 56 115
Catholic Univ. Law Review 95 96 100 91 90 74
Saint Louis Univ. Law Journal 95 98 95 94 90 105
West Virginia Law Review 97 110 96 107 74 105
Arkansas Law Review 97 95 83 132 77 161
Hofstra Law Review 99 99 107 97 85 118
Syracuse Law Review 100 94 93 128 74 141
Mississippi Law Journal 101 104 108 89 93 85
Howard Law Journal 102 93 116 102 101 93
UMKC Law Review 103 106 115 100 93 123
Baylor Law Review 104 88 53 138 1000 126
Idaho Law Review 105 114 125 133 53 132
Akron Law Review 106 145 134 76 77 67
St. John’s Law Review 107 103 87 135 108 141
Vermont Law Review 108 109 132 79 116 73
Gonzaga Law Review 109 111 113 108 1000 94
Texas Tech Law Review 110 135 112 87 108 85
New York Law School Law Review 111 125 131 81 108 94
Maine Law Review 112 105 123 121 108 130
Duquesne Law Review 112 149 138 111 59 122
Univ. of Louisville Law Review 114 107 97 128 1000 113
Univ. of Hawaii Law Review 115 80 90 170 124 166
Cleveland State Law Review 116 140 120 105 101 74
Drake Law Review 117 131 111 104 124 96
New Mexico Law Review 118 85 76 156 1000 152
Pace Law Review 119 133 136 100 106 110
Univ. of San Francisco Law Review 120 119 140 109 1000 105
Wyoming Law Review 121 115 122 141 101 137
Texas A&M Law Review 122 134 133 1000 108 83
Quinnipiac Law Review 123 132 127 136 93 132
Maryland Law Review  124 120 118 116 135 150
Univ. of Baltimore Law Review 124 122 121 123 1000 91
Tulsa Law Review 126 124 91 151 124 170
The Wayne Law Review 127 116 102 142 135 135
Creighton Law Review 128 128 119 111 142 126
Washburn Law Journal 129 136 130 106 131 105
Chapman Law Review 130 141 129 116 120 103
Univ. of the Pacific Law Review 131 127 137 119 124 155
CUNY Law Review 132 118 127 136 1000 105
Drexel Law Review 133 117 114 145 1000 138
Stetson Law Review 134 112 105 155 1000 182
Southwestern Law Review 134 137 147 123 120 118
Univ. of Memphis Law Review 136 144 145 109 131 90
Northeastern Univ. Law Journal 137 84 82 182 1000 179
Loyola Law Review 138 113 143 127 148 126
Suffolk Univ. Law Review 139 130 150 119 135 146
Univ. of St. Thomas Law Journal 140 139 126 138 1000 118
South Dakota Law Review 141 146 145 118 135 110
Univ. of Arkansas Law Review 142 108 135 152 1000 161
Capital Univ. Law Review 143 169 161 111 108 96
Montana Law Review 143 121 124 162 142 152
Willamette Law Review 145 123 139 146 1000 146
New England Law Review 146 166 161 114 1000 130
Univ. of Toledo Law Review 146 142 142 125 146 146
Touro Law Review 148 167 161 134 108 158
FIU Law Review 149 153 110 160 150 170
John Marshall Law Review 150 150 153 126 150 141

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Comments

Maybe I’m oppositional, but I think Law Review rankings are much less important in the age of SSRN. You can post the same article and have more or less the equally high (or low) number of readers you would have with Harvard or Yale. It's a useful surrogate for people reading resumes, but beyond that, not much.

Posted by: Mike Livingston | Jul 25, 2019 4:16:01 AM

The unspeakable in pursuit of the unreadable.

Posted by: Amadeus 48 | Jul 26, 2019 4:49:38 AM