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March 20, 2014

Cleveland State Law Review receives highest ever ranking

By Emily Scharf

Washington and Lee University School of Law has recently released their annual law review rankings, and The Cleveland State Law Review has risen to 91st place for general subject/flagship journals, climbing three spots since 2013's 94th ranking.

This year's rankings mark the law review's highest-ever spot on the list, which includes 240 scholarly journals.

Terence A. Check, Jr., editor-in-chief of the Cleveland State Law Review said he and his team are very pleased with the progress the law review has made.

"It makes us all really excited," Clark said. "Both here and in the law school generally."
According to Check, the Cleveland State Law Review is similar to any other scholarly journal, the only difference being that the publication is run completely by students.

The Cleveland State Law Review gets published quarterly, with Vol. 61, Issue 4 being the most recent issue.

Check explained that the content in the law review is composed of the scholarship of lawyers, judges, law professors and other professional resources nationwide who write about emerging issues in the law or areas where there are conflict.

For example, in a recent volume, the Cleveland State Law Review covered gender dysphoria and the rights of hormone therapy while in prison as directly related to the Chelsea Manning case.

"We help further the field and the practice of law by providing an outlet for individuals who want to write about emerging issues," Check said.

The Cleveland State Law Review currently has 46 staff members who work together for eight weeks at a time to edit authors' material while adding notes and fact checking sources.

"It helps to have 46 people helping out," Check continued. "It's a titanic effort."

This year the Cleveland State Law Review is scheduled to publish 150,000 words total.

The Cleveland State Law Review is available online at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/ or students may request a hard copy by contacting the review at clevstlrev@gmail.com.