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Monday, September 19, 2022

2022 Meta-Ranking Of Flagship U.S. Law Reviews

Bryce Clayton Newell (Oregon), 2022 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 16, 2022). For a summary and more details about method, see below the table. You can also compare MetaRanking since 2018, including changes in ranking over time here: MetaRank Comparison 2018-2022.

The MetaRank was computed by averaging ranks (using a 25% weighting from each) of the following rankings:

prRank = US News Peer Reputation score ranking (averaged over 10 years);
usnRank = overall US News school ranking (averaged over 10 years);
wluRank = Washington & Lee Law Journal Ranking;
gRank = Google Scholar Metrics ranking (note: “1000” means journal was not indexed).

Journal MetaRank prRank usnRank wluRank gRank
Harvard Law Review 1 1 3 1 1
Yale Law Journal 2 3 1 2 2
Stanford Law Review 3 2 2 3 5
Columbia Law Review 4 4 5 5 3
California Law Review 5 7 9 4 4
University of Chicago Law Review 6 5 4 12 6
University of Pennsylvania Law Review 7 9 7 6 8
New York University Law Review 8 6 6 13 9
Michigan Law Review 8 8 9 8 9
Georgetown Law Journal 10 14 14 7 9
Duke Law Journal 11 11 11 11 12
Northwestern University Law Review 12 13 12 14 16
Virginia Law Review 13 10 8 22 17
Texas Law Review 13 15 15 15 12
Vanderbilt Law Review 15 17 17 18 7
UCLA Law Review 16 16 16 10 18
Notre Dame Law Review 17 22 21 9 12
Minnesota Law Review 18 20 20 16 20
Cornell Law Review 19 12 13 23 29
Boston University Law Review 20 24 21 20 15
Southern California Law Review 21 19 19 26 27
Iowa Law Review 22 29 25 21 18
Washington University Law Review 23 18 18 29 34
Emory Law Journal 24 21 23 33 24
George Washington Law Review 25 25 24 31 23
Boston College Law Review 26 29 30 25 21
UC Davis Law Review 27 26 37 19 25
Fordham Law Review 28 34 39 17 22
William & Mary Law Review 29 33 33 24 31
Indiana Law Journal 30 32 34 27 29
North Carolina Law Review 31 23 31 35 34
Washington Law Review 32 36 38 30 28
University of Illinois Law Review 33 39 43 28 26
Wisconsin Law Review 34 27 32 39 39
Alabama Law Review 35 38 25 36 41
Ohio State Law Journal 36 31 35 37 43
Florida Law Review 37 37 41 32 38
Washington and Lee Law Review 38 41 36 44 42
Arizona State Law Journal 39 40 27 47 51
UC Irvine Law Review 40 28 28 56 55
Arizona Law Review 41 44 45 41 39
Hastings Law Journal 42 43 55 40 32
Georgia Law Review 43 35 29 43 64
Maryland Law Review 44 48 48 45 37
University of Colorado Law Review 45 42 46 46 45
Cardozo Law Review 46 53 59 34 36
Wake Forest Law Review 47 45 42 50 48
Brigham Young University Law Review 48 50 40 55 48
Utah Law Review 49 49 47 49 50
American University Law Review 50 51 77 38 32
University of Richmond Law Review 51 69 52 53 53
Houston Law Review 52 60 56 58 55
Tulane Law Review 53 46 51 73 64
Temple Law Review 54 57 54 64 64
Connecticut Law Review 55 52 57 52 83
SMU Law Review 55 65 50 74 55
George Mason Law Review 57 58 44 59 85
Denver Law Review 58 56 74 75 52
Lewis & Clark Law Review 59 86 90 42 43
Chicago-Kent Law Review 59 75 87 54 45
Georgia State University Law Review 61 64 65 80 53
University of Miami Law Review 62 54 69 81 60
Brooklyn Law Review 62 70 88 51 55
Tennessee Law Review 64 66 60 72 1000
Pepperdine Law Review 65 62 58 83 70
Nevada Law Journal 66 76 66 62 71
Case Western Reserve Law Review 67 68 67 81 61
Florida State University Law Review 68 47 49 98 85
Oklahoma Law Review 68 78 72 68 61
University of Kansas Law Review 70 67 73 85 61
Missouri Law Review 71 71 64 79 75
Seton Hall Law Review 72 88 61 69 73
Nebraska Law Review 73 84 70 78 64
Villanova Law Review 74 82 75 77 64
Penn State Law Review 75 92 68 61 80
Michigan State Law Review 76 91 92 48 75
Kentucky Law Journal 76 72 63 86 85
Buffalo Law Review 78 99 101 60 55
South Carolina Law Review 79 85 94 66 72
Seattle University Law Review 80 93 115 67 45
Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 81 73 76 89 83
Oregon Law Review 82 54 86 96 1000
San Diego Law Review 83 59 81 115 85
Saint Louis University Law Journal 83 98 91 87 64
University of Cincinnati Law Review 85 89 79 98 79
Texas A&M Law Review 86 105 100 71 1000
CUNY Law Review 87 112 122 57 1000
Hofstra Law Review 88 101 114 63 73
Marquette Law Review 89 95 103 75 80
Rutgers University Law Review 90 74 82 126 75
Santa Clara Law Review 91 80 113 70 102
Baylor Law Review 92 87 53 113 1000
Indiana Law Review 93 81 104 101 85
University of Pittsburgh Law Review 93 63 80 121 107
Arkansas Law Review 95 94 84 103 91
Loyola of L.A. Law Review 96 61 71 132 110
UMKC Law Review 97 108 117 65 91
New Mexico Law Review 97 90 83 104 1000
Louisiana Law Review 99 104 93 95 91
Syracuse Law Review 100 96 99 97 101

Howard Law Journal 101 79 112 107 98
St. John's Law Review 101 103 85 111 97
DePaul Law Review 103 97 119 84 101
Northeastern University Law Review 104 83 78 122 1000
Dickinson Law Review 105 100 62 150 95
West Virginia Law Review 106 111 104 106 97
Montana Law Review 107 120 121 94 1000
Drake Law Review 108 131 111 92 97
University of St. Thomas Law Journal 109 138 126 91 80
Wayne Law Review 110 117 89 124 110
Washburn Law Journal 111 133 120 88 101
Drexel Law Review 111 113 109 110 1000
Vermont Law Review 113 121 135 90 98
Mercer Law Review 114 127 124 100 97
Akron Law Review 115 147 137 93 75
Albany Law Review 116 128 123 102 101
Cleveland State Law Review 116 144 116 109 85
Mississippi Law Journal 118 101 108 129 123
University of Louisville Law Review 118 109 98 144 110
FIU Law Review 120 140 102 119 101
Catholic University Law Review 121 107 106 130 120
Chapman Law Review 122 145 133 105 87
University of Hawaii Law Review 123 77 95 150 1000
Texas Tech Law Review 124 131 110 117 120
Maine Law Review 125 106 125 125 1000
Suffolk University Law Review 126 129 144 118 95
Stetson Law Review 127 114 107 147 121
Pace Law Review 128 130 136 133 91
Loyola Law Review 129 115 141 119 116
Tulsa Law Review 130 124 97 150 126
Idaho Law Review 131 118 132 138 110
University of San Francisco Law Review 132 125 153 108 116
University of Memphis Law Review 133 140 144 112 107
Touro Law Review 134 167 163 114 64
Univ. of New Hampshire Law Review 135 123 96 150 1000
University of Baltimore Law Review 136 119 129 136 1000
Mitchell Hamline Law Review 137 150 148 116 110
Univ. of Ark. at Little Rock Law Review 137 109 138 150 127
University of Toledo Law Review 137 143 142 123 116
Creighton Law Review 140 136 127 139 123
University of the Pacific Law Review 141 134 147 146 101
Wyoming Law Review 142 122 128 140 1000
Gonzaga Law Review 143 116 118 150 1000
South Dakota Law Review 144 148 143 128 116
New York Law School Law Review 145 137 131 150 132
Quinnipiac Law Review 146 135 134 143 1000
University of Detroit Mercy Law Review 147 166 155 133 104
Southwestern Law Review 148 142 163 130 124
Willamette Law Review 149 126 140 150 1000
Ohio Northern University Law Review 150 170 152 137 110
St. Mary's Law Journal 151 158 158 148 107
Campbell Law Review 152 172 149 135 116
Duquesne Law Review 153 149 130 150 1000
UIC Law Review 154 146 158 150 127
Southern Illinois University Law Journal 154 153 155 150 123
Roger Williams University Law Review 156 157 163 149 120
North Dakota Law Review 156 139 150 150 1000
Capital University Law Review 158 176 163 141 116
South Texas Law Review 159 159 155 142 1000
Charleston Law Review 160 183 163 127 1000
Cumberland Law Review 161 155 146 150 1000
University of Dayton Law Review 162 152 151 150 1000
Northern Illinois University Law Review 163 156 153 150 1000
Widener Law Review 164 151 163 150 1000
Widener Commonwealth Law Review 165 154 161 150 1000
Belmont Law Review 166 182 139 150 1000
Elon Law Review 167 160 163 150 1000
Nova Law Review 168 161 163 150 1000
Northern Kentucky Law Review 169 162 163 150 1000
California Western Law Review 170 163 163 150 1000
Mississippi College Law Review 171 164 163 150 1000
Golden Gate University Law Review 172 165 163 150 1000
Oklahoma City University Law Review 173 168 161 150 1000
Univ. of Massachusetts Law Review 174 169 163 150 1000
Univ. District of Columbia Law Review 175 171 163 150 1000
North Carolina Central Law Review 176 172 163 150 1000
New England Law Review 177 174 163 150 1000
Florida A & M University Law Review 178 175 163 150 1000
Southern University Law Review 179 176 163 150 1000
Thurgood Marshall Law Review 180 178 163 150 1000
St. Thomas Law Review 181 179 163 150 1000
Western New England Law Review 182 180 163 150 1000
Regent University Law Review 183 184 160 150 1000
John Marshall Law Journal 183 181 163 150 1000
Faulkner Law Review 185 185 163 150 1000
Appalachian Journal of Law 186 186 163 150 1000
Liberty University Law Review 187 187 163 150 1000
Barry Law Review 188 188 163 150 1000
Lincoln Memorial University Law Review 189 189 163 150 1000
Thomas M. Cooley Law Review 190 190 163 150 1000
Ave Maria Law Review 191 191 163 150 1000
Western State Law Review 192 192 163 150 1000

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