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W&L Law Journals Make Top 10 Ranking from Article Submission Service ExpressO

— by on August 20th, 2015

The Washington and Lee Law Review and the Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, published by students at Washington and Lee University School of Law, have been included in a new ranking from ExpressO, one of the leading systems for journal article submission.

The W&L Law Review placed third on the list of top 100 most popular law reviews chosen by authors using ExpressO, based on 2014 submission data. The Law Review was sixth in the ranking last year.

In a note to Law Review staff, one author whose work appeared recently in the publication wrote, “Last time I published with W&L, it was the best publication experience of my life. I actually have articles that were accepted by other journals one or two semesters before my last W&L acceptance — and they are still not out due to law review delays.”

ExpressO also publishes top 10 specialty rankings. The W&L Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice (JCRSJ) was again included in the civil rights category, appearing in sixth place.

The student editors and staff writers at the Law Review and JCRSJ together produce six volumes each year in addition to hosting symposia on key and emerging legal issues. For example, last year the Law Review brought together scholars and policy makers for an event exploring cybersurveillance. The JCRSJ examined in its symposium developments in civil and voting rights since the landmark passage of the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act 50 years ago.

The next Law Review symposium will take place Feb. 5-6, 2016 and will focus on ethical, legal, and public policy issues surrounding the use of the death penalty. The JCRSJ symposium is scheduled for Jan. 28-29 and will address policing power in the U.S.

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