Cleveland State Law Review Achieves Highest Ever Ranking

Posted 2014-02-20 4:46pm

The Cleveland State Law Review was ranked 91st overall out of 240 General-Subject/Flagship journals in the latest edition of law review rankings released annually by the Washington & Lee University School of Law.  This ranking is the highest for the Cleveland State Law Review in its history, improving upon its ranking of 94th in 2013.

The overall ranking score is made up of a "combined score" which combines impact factors over the past eight years with the total number of citations to the review has received over its entire history of the law review. When removing the historical rankings and focusing on the impact factor from the last eight years, the Cleveland State Law Review ranks 75th overall.

“These rankings mean that our past editor-in-chiefs and current editorial board have found the recipe for success, and are putting it into action,” said current editor-in-chief Terence A. Check, Jr. “Beyond the combined score, the other numbers indicate that our recent members are responsible for our meteoric rise in the ranks.”

Recently, the article The Faces of the Second Amendment Outside the Home: History Versus Ahistorical Standards of Review, written by Patrick Charles ’09 in Volume 60 of the Review, was cited in the dissenting opinion of a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision. That marked the third time in the past year that Charles’ article was cited by a Federal Circuit Courts.

The Cleveland State Law Review, made up of second and third-year law students, publishes four annual issues containing articles on topics of legal scholarship.

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