The Top 100 Law Reviews: A Reference Guide Based on Historical USNWR Data
5 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2017 Last revised: 30 Apr 2020
Date Written: April 29, 2020
The best proxy for how other law professors react and respond to publishing in main, or flagship, law reviews is the US News and World Report (USNWR) rankings. This paper utilizes historical USNWR data to rank the top 100 law reviews. The USNWR rankings are important in shaping many – if not most – law professors’ perceptions about the relative strength of a law school (and derivatively, the home law review). This document contains a chart that is sorted by the 10-year rolling average for each school, but it also contains the 5-year and 15-year rolling averages. This paper also describes my methodology and responds to a series of frequently asked questions. The document was updated in April 2020.
Keywords: Law Reviews, Law Journals, US News, Law School Rankings, Law
JEL Classification: K00
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