Widener’s Delaware Journal of Corporate Law leads national ranking
Public Relations - Published: July 14, 2014
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The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law recently took a distinguished top honor in a national ranking of law reviews.

The Journal ranked first among student-edited journals that specialize in “corporations and associations” and in “commercial law,” based upon citations in federal and state court opinions over the last eight years. The ranking, from data compiled by Washington & Lee University School of Law, also placed the Journal seventh out of 372 specialized student-edited law reviews for citations overall.

This means that courts cite articles published by the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law more often than any other corporate and commercial journal in the country, and that only six other journals in any field are cited by courts more than the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law.

The ranking was based on printed law journals published in the United States.

Established in 1975 to keep business-law practitioners abreast of critical issues, the Journal has continually provided the nation’s legal community with well-researched and analytical articles. Its location at Widener Law in Wilmington, Del. puts the Journal in a unique position to maintain a corporate law focus. It is published three times each year. Subscribers include The United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Delaware Supreme Court, Delaware Court of Chancery, Time Warner Inc., DIRECTV Group and numerous national and local law firms.

The Journal editorial board also sponsors the Francis G. Pileggi Distinguished Lecture in Law, an annual event featuring a noted authority on corporate law. The makeup of the board and staff changes annually. During the most recent academic year, an administrative board of 13 students and a staff of 28 additional students oversaw the publication.

“This ranking reflects outstanding work over several years of students who comprise the Journal,” said Ruby R. Vale Professor of Corporate and Business Law Lawrence A. Hamermesh, who directs the school’s Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law and is one of the faculty advisors to the Journal. “It is a measure of the valuable, respected contribution the Journal and these Widener students are making to the law. This is a position of national leadership.”