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Friday, October 1, 2021

2021 Meta-Ranking Of Flagship U.S. Law Reviews

Bryce Clayton Newell (Oregon), 2021 Meta-Ranking of Flagship US Law Reviews:

This is an updated ranking of the top flagship law reviews at US law schools (updated as of September 29, 2021). ... The ranking table below includes 193 flagship law reviews from ABA accredited law schools. Even if you ignore the “MetaRank,” the table provides access to the updated rankings from US News (peer reputation and overall rankings, averaged over the 10-year period from 2013 edition through the 2022 edition of US News’ rankings) and the current Washington & Lee Rankings (2016-2020; released on June 30, 2021) and Google Scholar (July 2021) rankings. 

prRank = Average 10-year US News Peer Reputation score ranking;
usnRank = Average 10-year 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 (NOT included in meta-rank).

Journal MetaRank prRank usnRank wluRank gRank wlu(IF)Rank
Harvard Law Review 1 1 3 1 1 13
Yale Law Journal 2 2 1 2 2 2
Stanford Law Review 3 3 2 4 5 1
Columbia Law Review 4 4 5 8 3 29
California Law Review 5 7 9 3 7 3
Univ. of Penn. Law Review 6 9 7 6 6 5
Univ. of Chicago Law Review 7 5 4 14 8 15
Georgetown Law Journal 8 14 14 5 4 6
Michigan Law Review 9 8 10 9 11 8
Virginia Law Review 10 9 8 18 10 12
Duke Law Journal 11 11 11 12 14 7
NYU Law Review 12 6 6 22 19 21
Texas Law Review 13 15 15 16 9 16
UCLA Law Review 14 16 16 13 13 4
Cornell Law Review 15 12 13 15 22 8
Northwestern Univ. Law Rev. 15 13 12 23 14 18
Vanderbilt Law Review 17 17 17 20 11 24
Minnesota Law Review 18 20 20 10 16 14
Notre Dame Law Review 19 23 21 7 16 10
Iowa Law Review 20 29 25 11 16 20
Boston University Law Review 21 25 24 21 20 23
Washington Univ. Law Review 22 18 18 30 29 17
George Washington Law Rev. 23 24 23 29 21 36
Emory Law Journal 24 21 22 32 24 21
Southern California Law Rev. 25 19 19 31 32 18
Boston College Law Review 26 29 29 24 22 33
William & Mary Law Review 27 33 35 19 27 11
Fordham Law Review 28 34 39 17 25 43
U.C. Davis Law Review 29 26 37 26 30 27
Washington Law Review 30 35 33 28 28 25
North Carolina Law Review 31 22 36 34 36 31
Indiana Law Journal 32 32 31 35 34 33
Wisconsin Law Review 32 27 32 33 40 26
Univ. of Illinois Law Review 32 39 41 27 25 31
Ohio State Law Journal 35 31 37 37 36 28
Washington & Lee Law Rev. 36 40 34 41 41 49
Alabama Law Review 36 37 26 43 50 39
Florida Law Review 38 37 43 36 41 29
Arizona State Law Journal 39 41 27 51 44 58
Hastings Law Journal 40 42 55 38 30 46
Arizona Law Review 41 44 44 42 36 33
Maryland Law Review 42 48 48 39 33 39
Cardozo Law Review 43 53 59 25 34 41
Wake Forest Law Review 44 45 40 45 45 57
Georgia Law Review 45 35 30 46 70 36
Univ. of Colorado Law Rev. 46 43 45 47 50 51
BYU Law Review 47 49 41 48 48 48
American Univ. Law Review 48 50 75 40 36 43
U.C. Irvine Law Review 49 28 28 84 62 99
Utah Law Review 50 51 47 60 56 62
Connecticut Law Review 51 52 57 49 62 36
Houston Law Review 52 63 56 53 54 54
George Mason Law Review 53 57 46 50 78 51
Univ. of Richmond Law Rev. 54 70 54 56 54 49
Tulane Law Review 55 46 51 72 67 76
Case Western Reserve L. Rev. 56 67 64 58 48 79
SMU Law Review 57 65 50 73 62 84
Temple Law Review 58 58 53 64 78 58
Tennessee Law Review 59 61 60 69 1000 54
Missouri Law Review 60 69 64 70 52 77
Florida State Univ. Law Rev. 61 47 49 82 78 70
Lewis & Clark Law Review 62 83 89 44 43 45
Pepperdine Law Review 63 66 58 68 70 65
Denver Law Review 64 56 73 80 56 79
Chicago-Kent Law Review 64 73 83 57 52 69
Brooklyn Law Review 66 71 85 54 56 65
Univ. of Miami Law Review 67 54 69 81 67 71
Nevada Law Journal 68 80 68 62 67 53
Univ. of Kansas Law Review 69 62 74 83 59 95
Michigan State Law Review 70 92 91 52 45 46
Loyola Univ. Chicago L.J. 71 75 76 75 62 81
Georgia State Univ. Law Rev. 72 68 62 102 59 112
Oklahoma Law Review 73 77 70 71 75 68
Seton Hall Law Review 74 87 61 65 87 75
Nebraska Law Review 74 81 72 77 70 84
Seattle Univ. Law Review 76 91 112 54 47 62
San Diego Law Review 77 59 81 88 78 84
Penn State Law Review 78 93 71 61 85 42
Villanova Law Review 79 88 80 76 70 73
Kentucky Law Journal 80 72 63 93 93 90
DePaul Law Review 81 97 116 58 62 61
Buffalo Law Review 82 99 99 74 70 71
Saint Louis Univ. L.J. 83 98 92 94 59 106
South Carolina Law Review 84 89 95 67 93 62
Univ. of Cincinnati Law Rev.  85 86 77 98 87 115
Hofstra Law Review 86 100 111 63 76 67
Rutgers Univ. Law Review 87 74 84 115 78 129
Indiana Law Review 88 79 104 87 87 99
Marquette Law Review 89 94 103 78 87 77
Santa Clara Law Review 90 76 110 79 102 54
Arkansas Law Review 91 95 87 100 93 109
UMKC Law Review 92 107 120 66 85 81
Oregon Law Review 93 55 88 120 1000 123
Univ. of Pittsburgh Law Rev. 93 60 79 122 116 123
New Mexico Law Review 95 90 82 106 1000 88
Louisiana Law Review 96 103 90 97 100 97
St. John's Law Review 97 104 86 109 93 112
Baylor Law Review 98 85 52 129 1000 119
Loyola of L.A. Law Review 99 63 67 142 128 137
West Virginia Law Review 99 110 101 96 93 97
Howard Law Journal 99 84 115 103 98 95
CUNY Law Review 99 111 119 85 1000 60

Syracuse Law Review 103 96 98 104 104 109
Drake Law Review 104 132 112 95 76 93
Texas A&M Law Review 105 113 108 91 1000 90
Catholic Univ. Law Review 106 105 105 112 102 101
Northeastern Univ. Law Rev. 107 82 78 133 1000 106
Cleveland State Law Review 108 144 118 89 78 83
Dickinson Law Review 109 102 66 150 128 150
Albany Law Review 110 128 121 90 110 103
Vermont Law Review 111 119 135 99 98 90
Mercer Law Review 111 124 122 101 104 129
Drexel Law Review 113 116 109 114 1000 102
Mississippi Law Journal 114 101 107 126 121 139
Univ. of Louisville Law Review 115 108 94 129 116 117
Chapman Law Review 115 142 134 92 87 73
Texas Tech Law Review 117 132 112 107 110 119
Univ. of Hawaii Law Review 118 78 97 150 1000 150
Washburn Law Journal 118 136 123 108 1000 109
Montana Law Review 118 122 127 113 1000 93
Akron Law Review 121 145 136 85 110 88
Univ. of St. Thomas L.J. 122 139 124 111 104 103
Idaho Law Review 123 117 130 123 110 119
Univ. of San Francisco L. Rev. 124 123 150 104 116 84
Tulsa Law Review 125 126 93 150 114 150
Wayne Law Review 126 117 95 141 132 139
Maine Law Review 127 106 125 135 1000 115
Pace Law Review 127 132 138 118 100 125
FIU Law Review 127 146 102 124 116 119
Univ. of Memphis Law Review 130 141 146 110 104 112
Univ. of the Pacific Law Rev. 131 130 143 148 87 146
Stetson Law Review 131 112 106 145 121 148
Loyola Law Review 133 115 142 139 116 132
Mitchell Hamline Law Review 134 149 144 116 104 108
Creighton Law Review 135 135 126 127 128 132
Suffolk Univ. Law Review 136 129 147 131 114 145
Univ. of Baltimore Law Rev. 137 120 128 137 1000 128
Touro Law Review 137 166 162 116 78 137
Univ. of Toledo Law Review 139 143 139 121 121 129
Univ. of N. Hampshire L. Rev. 140 127 100 150 1000 150
Gonzaga Law Review 141 114 117 150 1000 150
Univ. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 142 108 137 150 137 150
Wyoming Law Review 143 120 129 143 1000 142
Quinnipiac Law Review 144 131 133 138 1000 125
Southwestern Law Review 145 140 154 127 124 132
New York Law School L. Rev. 146 137 130 150 132 150
South Dakota Law Review 147 147 145 136 124 132
Willamette Law Review 148 125 141 150 1000 150
Univ. Detroit Mercy Law Rev. 149 173 162 119 104 103
St. Mary's Law Journal 150 158 159 140 124 132
Duquesne Law Review 151 150 132 150 1000 150
Campbell Law Review 151 171 149 134 128 117
Capital University Law Review 153 175 162 125 124 125
UIC Law Review 153 148 152 150 136 150
Ohio Northern Univ. Law Rev. 155 168 155 132 1000 139
North Dakota Law Review 156 138 151 150 1000 150
Southern Illinois Univ. L.J. 157 154 157 150 135 150
Roger Williams Univ. L. Rev. 158 156 162 146 134 147
Cumberland Law Review 159 155 148 150 1000 150
Univ.y of Dayton Law Review 160 151 153 150 1000 150
Northern Illinois Univ. L. Rev. 161 157 156 150 1000 150
Widener Common. L. Rev. 161 153 160 150 1000 150
Widener Law Review 163 152 162 150 1000 150
South Texas Law Review 164 159 157 147 1000 142
Belmont Law Review 165 182 140 150 1000 150
Elon Law Review 165 160 162 150 1000 150
Nova Law Review 167 161 162 150 1000 150
Northern Kentucky Law Rev. 168 162 162 150 1000 150
Golden Gate Univ. Law Rev. 169 163 162 150 1000 150
Mississippi College Law Rev. 170 164 162 150 1000 150
California Western Law Rev. 170 164 162 150 1000 150
Oklahoma City Univ. Law Rev. 172 167 160 150 1000 150
Charleston Law Review 173 183 162 143 1000 144
Univ. of Mass. L. Rev. 173 169 162 150 1000 150
New England Law Review 175 170 162 150 1000 150
North Carolina Central L. Rev. 176 172 162 150 1000 150
Univ. of the D.C. L. Rev. 177 174 162 150 1000 150
Florida A & M Univ. Law Rev. 178 176 162 150 1000 150
Thurgood Marshall Law Rev. 179 177 162 150 1000 150
St. Thomas Law Review 180 178 162 150 1000 150
Southern University Law Rev. 181 179 162 150 1000 150
West. New England L. Rev,. 182 180 162 150 1000 150
John Marshall L.J. 183 181 162 150 1000 150
Faulkner Law Review 184 184 162 150 1000 150
Regent Univ. Law Review 185 185 162 150 1000 150
Appalachian Journal of Law 186 186 162 150 1000 150
Florida Coastal Law Review 187 187 162 150 1000 150
Liberty University Law Review 188 188 162 150 1000 150
Barry Law Review 189 189 162 150 1000 150
Lincoln Memorial Univ. L. Rev. 190 190 162 150 1000 150
Western State Law Review 191 191 162 150 1000 150
Thomas M. Cooley Law Rev. 191 191 162 150 1000 150
Ave Maria Law Review 193 193 162 150 1000 150

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