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BC Law Review Gains in Stature

Flagship journal rises to 22 in Washington and Lee rankings.

Photograph by Tony Luong

Boston College Law Review has reached another milestone, rising three slots to settle at 22nd in this year’s Washington and Lee law review rankings. This annual measure of law schools’ generic journals bases excellence primarily on the number of citations a publication’s articles receive.

John Gordon ’88, BC Law’s director of publications, credits students’ efforts for the bump in rank. “The editors were always willing to get more articles out there and to do the work needed to make a better law review,” he said.

Washington and Lee’s announcement comes as BC Law prepares to consolidate its three specialty reviews this fall into the main Boston College Law Review. The merger will expand the flagship journal’s output from five issues per year to eight and allow for greater selectivity. In turn, that is expected to draw more attention and attract higher caliber academics.

To read more about the consolidation and plans for the future, click here.

Photograph: The outgoing Class of 2017 editorial board with publications director John Gordon, center front.