Washington and Lee Publishes Law Journal Rankings

Washington and Lee University School of Law published a ranking of the nation’s law journals based on each journals’ impact and total citations from 2004 to 2011. The three highest-ranked Harvard journals based on “Combined Score”, a combination of impact and total citations, are the Harvard Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, and the Harvard International Law Journal. Nationally, Harvard Law Review was ranked first amongst all law journals, JOLT was ranked 32 and the ILJ was ranked 37.

Correction (12:10 a.m., April 9, 2012): A previous version of this article inaccurately stated the total score of the Civil-Rights Civil-Liberties Law Review and the rankings of JOLT and ILJ.

Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review Elects New Editors

Editors-in-Chief of CRCL (from left to right) Bill O'Neil, Josh Freiman, and Jason Lee.

Josh Freiman, ’13, Jason Lee, ’13, and Bill O’Neil, ’13, were elected Editors-in-Chief of the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

“The founders of CR-CL conceived of the journal as an instrument of change—a forum that would make new and innovative legal arguments and transform the status quo.” Freiman, Lee, and O’Neil said in a joint statement, “We are making several changes to further those goals.  For instance, one goal for the next volume is to complement the legal scholarship featured in our journal by fostering a greater diversity of voices.  We are seeking articles not just from legal academics, but from practitioners, advocates, and others with unique perspectives on the American legal system.”

Freiman is from The Woodlands, TX and graduated from the University of Texas in 2008. Before law school, he worked as a proofreader at the Texas Capitol and interned as an investigator with the Orleans Public Defenders. After graduation, he wants to become a public-interest lawyer, working on criminal justice and civil rights issues.

Lee is from the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from Stanford University. After college,  he moved to Los Angeles and worked in entertainment marketing for four years.  In 2008, he was involved with the “No On Proposition 8” campaign. Lee’s student note, “Lost in Transition: The Challenges of Remedying Transgender Employment Discrimination Under Title VII,” will be published this summer in the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender. Jason hopes to move to Washington D.C. after graduation and work in appellate and or administrative law. His long-term goal is to someday be appointed to the federal bench.

O’Neil is from Charleston, WV and graduated from Brown University in 2010. Bill did not take off any time after his undergraduate education, although he spent his summers in college working as a paralegal in a small West Virginia plaintiffs’ firm. He plans to pursue a private-sector career in New York City after graduation with a focus on litigation.