William and Mary Law School

Law Journals Rank Among Most Highly Cited Publications in Their Fields

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    The Law School's five student-edited journals are among the most highly cited publications in their fields according to a recent Washington and Lee University Law School ranking.
    Photo by Jaime Welch-Donahue

In the 2011 law journal rankings recently released by Washington and Lee University, William & Mary Law School's five student-edited journals ranked among the most highly cited publications in their fields.

"I congratulate our student editors and their staffs for their success," said Law School Dean Davison Douglas. "The rankings confirm what all of us here already know - that our journals are making substantial and important contributions to legal scholarship.  I congratulate our students."

The William and Mary Law Review is now the 18th most-cited general interest law review in the country, in a tie with the Vanderbilt Law Review, and just ahead of the University of Chicago Law Review.

The William & Bill of Rights Journal is now the second most-cited specialty law review in the field of civil rights, and the fourth most-cited specialty law review in the field of constitutional law.

 The William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review is the most cited specialty law review in the field of energy law, and the thirteenth most-cited specialty law review in the field of environmental law.

The William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law is the tenth most-cited specialty law review in the fields of gender studies, women, and sexuality.

Finally, the Law School's newest law review, the William & Mary Business Law Review, is the eleventh most-cited specialty law review in the field of corporate law and business associations, and the twenty-third most-cited specialty law review in the field of commercial law. In addition, of the 58 student-edited law reviews established since 2010, the Business Law Review is the second most cited journal, trailing only the Harvard National Security Journal.