Got L&E Scholarship? Consider Submitting to the Supreme Court Economic Review

Josh Wright —  22 February 2012

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:

  1. Supreme Court Economic Review (1.46)
  2. Journal of Legal Studies (1.31)
  3. 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:

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

One response to Got L&E Scholarship? Consider Submitting to the Supreme Court Economic Review


    Wow, it is nice to know that you have a connection to Ilya Somin. He has to be one of the most interesting scholars around! Are you familiar with the articles he has published in Critical Review on public ignorance? Boy, if more people understood how truly ignorant the public is about politics, I think we would be more inclined to look down upon democracy as a political institution. In fact, I didn’t care too much about “democracy” before coming to law school. But in law school I learned that all you have to do is mention Democracy and you win the argument. The judiciary should defer to Congress because they are poltiically accountable; legislation should take account of what the people believe; etc. etc. Pure rubbish, as far as I’m concerned. And reading Ilya Somin helped me to come to those views. More legal scholars should read Ilya Somin so that they can clear their minds of the misconception they all seem to have about democracy.