Law [Review]'s Empire: The Assessment of Law Reviews and Trends in Legal Scholarship

17 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2007

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Alfred L. Brophy

University of Alabama - School of Law


Recent research details the close connections between a school's US News rankings and citations to a school's main law journal. This brief essay builds on that research. Drawing upon John Doyle's database at Washington and Lee Law School, it looks to the 100 most-cited secondary student-edited law journals, with the goal of seeing the connections between well-cited secondary journals and school ranking. A final table provides a ranking of the most-cited secondary journals.

Keywords: law review rankings, law school rankings

Suggested Citation

Brophy, Alfred L., Law [Review]'s Empire: The Assessment of Law Reviews and Trends in Legal Scholarship. Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 101-117, 2006; U of Alabama Public Law Research Paper No. 959373. Available at SSRN:

Alfred L. Brophy (Contact Author)

University of Alabama - School of Law ( email )

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Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
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