Law School Journals Climb in Key Rankings

April 19, 2016

The University of Minnesota Law School made a strong showing in the prestigious law journal rankings recently released by Washington and Lee University School of Law. The rankings, which encompass more than 1,500 journals, consider articles published in the preceding eight years and how many times they have been cited in other journal articles or in federal and state court cases.  

The Minnesota Law Review, currently celebrating its 100th volume, moved up two places and now ranks 9th among all law reviews. Two journals were ranked at the very top in their subject areas: Law and Inequality for family law and the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology (MJLST) for energy law. Law and Inequality has been the highest-ranked family law journal for four straight years. It also ranked 3rd in minority, race and ethnic issues, 7th in gender, women, and sexuality, and 20th in public policy, politics, and the law.

MJLST has been the highest-ranked energy law journal for eight consecutive years. MJLST was also ranked 3rd in health law, 4th in environmental, natural resources, and land use, 8th in science, technology, and computing, and 10th in intellectual property.

The Minnesota Journal of International Law ranked 16th among all international law journals, moving up from 23rd in 2014. The ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law is now ranked 4th for employment law. The Law School’s faculty-edited journal, Constitutional Commentary, was ranked 2nd in legal history and 9th in constitutional law.

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