A colleague sent along the 2011 Washington & Lee law journal rankings. As co-editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review (along with Todd Zywicki and Ilya Somin) I was very pleased to notice how well the SCER is faring by these measures. While these rankings should always be taken with a grain of salt or two, by “Impact Factor” here are the top 3 law journals in the “economics” sub-specialty:
- Supreme Court Economic Review (1.46)
- Journal of Legal Studies (1.31)
- Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (1.2)
SCER comes in third in the “Combined” rankings behind Journal of Empirical Legal Studies and the Journal of Legal Studies.
SCER is a peer-reviewed journal and operates on an exclusive submission basis. You can take a look at our most recent volume here. If you have an interesting law & economics piece (hint: it need not be related to a Supreme Court case) you’d like to submit, please consider us.
Submissions can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE: I should also note that George Mason’s Journal of Law, Economics and Policy also ranks very well by these measures! It is a student-run journal here at GMU Law and comes in 13th and 16th in the “economics” category by impact factor and combined ranking, respectively.
Speaking of JLEP ….
JLEP will be hosting a great symposium in conjunction with GMU’s Information Economy Project (directed by Tom Hazlett) on Friday: The Digital Inventor: How Entrepreneurs Compete on Platforms. I have the privilege of moderating one of the panels. But the lineup of speakers is just terrific.
- Richard Langlois, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics
- Thomas Hazlett, Prof. of Law & Economics, George Mason University
- Andrei Hagiu, Harvard Business School, Multi-Sided Platforms
- Salil Mehra, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Platforms and the Choice of Models
- Donald Rosenberg, Qualcomm, Inc.
- Anne Layne-Farrar, Compass-Lexecon, The Brothers Grimm Book of Business Models: A Survey of Literature and Developments in Patent Acquisition and Litigation
- James Bessen, Boston University School of Law, The Private Costs of Patent Litigation
- David Teece, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley