Washburn Law Library Ranked in Top 20 by National Jurist

Washburn Law Library is among the top 20 law school libraries in the nation, according to an article in the November/December 2012 issue of The National Jurist, a national magazine for law students. The magazine measured 178 law school libraries based upon their collection, facility, and staff resources.

Using data each school reports to the American Bar Association, The National Jurist compared libraries in seven categories: number of volumes and volume equivalents; number of titles; number of serial subscriptions; hours with professional staff on duty each week; facility square footage; number of study seats; and number of computer workstations. The latter three categories were expressed as a ratio to student enrollment.

The four top rated libraries were at Harvard, Iowa, Texas and Minnesota. Other top 20 libraries include those at Yale, Northwestern, Virginia, Michigan, Washington & Lee, Ohio State, Georgetown, Stanford, and the University of California, both at Berkeley and Hastings.

Earlier in 2012, an article in the Law Library Journal found Washlaw, the website maintained by the Washburn Law Library, to be the most influential source of legal information available anywhere on the internet, as measured by the number of sites to which Washlaw links and by the number of sites that link to it.