The new W&L Law Journal Rankings are now available at go.wlu.edu/lawjournals.
The Rankings are compiled and maintained by the W&L Law Library as a resource for identifying law journals by subject, country of publication, or ranking (where available), and to provide additional information to facilitate comparing and contacting law journals.
The Rankings are updated annually to include data up through the preceding completed calendar year. The newly released 2018 Rankings are based on citation data from a 2014-2018 survey period. Prior annual rankings data from the 1996-2003 to 2010-2017 survey periods remains accessible on the site for historical comparison.
Different from our previous annual Rankings, the 2018 Rankings release ranks the top 300 U.S.-published law journals and the top 50 law journals published outside the United States. Journals ranked below these thresholds display “NR” (Not Ranked) for each data category and are listed alphabetically.
Users of the Rankings include authors seeking to submit their writing to law journals, publishers and editorial boards of law journals, and university faculty and administrators interested in evaluating the qualities of academic legal periodicals.
For more information about the new and previous Rankings, please see the About & How to Use and Methodology pages of the site. Questions and comments are welcome at LawJournalRankings@wlu.edu.