Top Ten Ranking Brian Leiter's Law School Rankings
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 ¶  Brian Leiter's Top 10 Most Cited Faculty by Areas, 2002-03
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The following "Brian Leiter's Top 10" lists are based on the primary area in which the scholar's work is cited.  Needless to say, the ten most cited faculty are not necessarily the ten most talented or most respected, though there is some rough correlation.  The lists are, for obvious reasons, dominated by more senior faculty.

Areas Covered:
   
 

Business Law

Intellectual Property

 

Civil Procedure

International law

 

Criminal Law and Procedure

Law & Economics

 

Critical Race Theory

Legal Ethics/Legal Profession

 

Environmental Law

 

• Brian Leiter's Top 10 in the Business Law Areas

Rank Scholar (age) Citations School
1. John Coffee (58) 2520 Columbia University
2. Jonathan Macey (47) 2290 Cornell University
3. Daniel Fischel (52) 2000 University of Chicago
4. Geoffrey Miller (52) 1720 New York University
5. Robert Scott (58) 1430 University of Virginia
6. Melvin Eisenberg (68) 1390 University of California, Berkeley
7. Ronald Gilson (56) 1280 Columbia University/Stanford University
8. Douglas Baird (49) 1210 University of Chicago
9. James J. White (68) 1190 University of Michigan
10. Joel Seligman (52) 1170 Washington University, St. Louis

• Brian Leiter's Top 10 in Civil Procedure (including Conflicts and Federal Courts)

Rank Scholar (age) Citations School
1. Arthur R. Miller (68) 2560 Harvard University
2. Judith Resnik (52) 1350 Yale University
3. David Shapiro (70)   920 Harvard University
4. Linda S. Mullenix (52)   700 University of Texas, Austin
5. Richard L. Marcus (54)   660 University of California, Hastings
6. William L. Reynolds (57)   610 University of Maryland
6. Russell J. Weintraub (73)   610 University of Texas, Austin
8. Jack Friedenthal (71)   600 George Washington University
9. Stephen Burbank (55)   590 University of Pennsylvania
10. Edward Cooper (61)   470 University of Michigan

• Brian Leiter's Top 10 in Criminal Law and Procedure

Rank Scholar (age) Citations School
1. George Fletcher (63) 1220 Columbia University
2. Albert Alschuler (62) 1180 University of Chicago
3. Stephen Schulhofer (60) 1130 New York University
4. Yale Kamisar (73) 1020 Univ. of Michigan/U. of San Diego
5. Stephen Saltzburg (57)   970 George Washington University
6. Jerold Israel (68)   940 University of Florida, Gainesville
7. Michael Tonry (57)   810 University of Minnesota
8. Michael S. Moore (59)   800 University of Illinois
9. Paul Robinson (54)   760 University of Pennsylvania
10. Joshua Dressler (55)   700 Ohio State University

• Brian Leiter's Top 10 in Critical Race Theory

Rank Scholar (age) Citations School
1. Richard Deglado (n/a) 2550 University of Colorado, Boulder
2. Derrick Bell (72) 2050 New York University
3. Mari Matsuda (46) 1750 Georgetown University
4. Charles Lawrence III (59) 1660 Georgetown University
5. Kimberle Crenshaw (43) 1530 Columbia University/UCLA
6. Patricia Williams (51) 1490 Columbia University
7. Lani Guinier (52) 1130 Harvard University
7. Angela Harris (41) 1130 University of California, Berkeley
9. Regina Austin (54)   680 University of Pennsylvania
10. Gerald Torres (50)   490 University of Texas, Austin

Brian Leiter's Top 10 in Environmental Law

Rank Scholar (age) Citations School
1. Richard Stewart (62) 1730 New York University
2. Carol Rose (62) 1180 Yale University
3. Richard Revesz (44)   800 New York University
4. A. Dan Tarlock (62)   760 Chicago-Kent College of Law
5. William Rodgers, Jr. (63)   750 University of Washington
6. Robert Percival (51)   700 University of Maryland
7. Richard Lazarus (48)   690 Georgetown University
8. Thomas McGarity (53)   640 University of Texas, Austin
9. J.B. Ruhl (45)   440 Florida State University
10. Howard Latin (58)   430 Rutgers University, Newark

• Brian Leiter's Top 10 in Feminist Legal Theory

Rank Scholar (age) Citations School
1. Martha Minow (48) 2520 Harvard University
2. Catharine MacKinnon (56) 2360 Univ. of Michigan/Univ. of Chicago
3. Robin West (48) 1730 Georgetown University
4. Margaret Jane Radin (61) 1550 Stanford University
5. Carol Gilligan (n/a) 1260 New York University
6. Martha Fineman (52) 1230 Cornell University
7. Kathryn Abrams (44) 1030 University of California, Berkeley
7. Sylvia Law (60) 1030 New York University
9. Susan Estrich (50)   920 University of Southern California
10. Katharine Bartlett (55)   880 Duke University

• Brian Leiter's Top 10 in Intellectual Property

Rank Scholar (age) Citations School
1. Paul Goldstein (59)   970 Stanford University
2. Pamela Samuelson (54)   950 University of California, Berkeley
3. Donald Chisum (58)   940 Santa Clara University
4. Robert Merges (43)   880 University of California, Berkeley
5. Mark Lemley (36)   860 University of California, Berkeley
6. Jane Ginsburg (47)   800 Columbia University
7. Rochelle Dreyfuss (55)   670 New York University
8. Edmund Kitch (63)   660 University of Virginia
9. Wendy Gordon (53)   620 Boston University
9. Jessica Litman (49)   620 Wayne State University

• Brian Leiter's Top 10 in International Law

Rank Scholar (age) Citations School
1. Thomas Franck (71) 1260 New York University
2. Detlev Vagts (over 70) 1160 Harvard University
3. John H. Jackson (70) 1090 Georgetown University
4. W. Michael Reisman (63) 1050 Yale University
5. Andreas Lowenfeld (72)   980 New York University
6. Harold Koh (48)   960 Yale University
7. Theodor Meron (72)   830 New York University
8. Louis Sohn (88)   760 George Washington University
9. Philip Trimble (65)   680 Univ. of California, Los Angeles
10. Jack Goldsmith (40)   640 University of Chicago

• Brian Leiter's Top 10 in Law & Economics

Rank Scholar (age) Citations School
1. William Landes (63) 1910 University of Chicago
2. Robert Cooter (57) 1620 University of California, Berkeley
3. Ian Ayres (43) 1590 Yale University
4. Steven Shavell (56) 1470 Harvard University
5. George Priest (55) 1420 Yale University
6. Louis Kaplow (46) 1320 Harvard University
7. Oliver Williamson (70) 1240 University of California, Berkeley
8. Lewis Kornhauser (52) 1200 New York University
9. Alan Schwartz (62) 1170 Yale University
10. Saul Levmore (49)   950 University of Chicago

• Brian Leiter's Top 10 in Legal Ethics/Legal Profession

Rank Scholar (age) Citations School
1. Geoffrey Hazard, Jr. (73) 2300 University of Pennsylvania
2. Deborah Rhode (50) 2030 Stanford University
3. David Luban (53) 1430 Georgetown University
4. Stephen Gillers (59)   930 New York University
5. Monroe Freedman (74)   900 Hofstra University
6. William H. Simon (55)   800 Stanford University
7. David Wilkins (46)   600 Harvard University
8. Bruce Green (47)   520 Fordham University
9. Fred Zacharias (49)   510 University of San Diego
10. Susan Koniak (48)   480 Boston University

• Brian Leiter's Top 10 in Legal History

Rank Scholar (age) Citations School
1. Lawrence Friedman (72) 2190 Stanford University
2. Morton Horwitz (64) 1710 Harvard University
3. John Langbein (61) 1260 Yale University
4. G. Edward White (61) 1130 University of Virginia
5. William Nelson (62)   910 New York University
6. Robert W. Gordon (61)   900 Yale University
7. Michael Klarman (43)   680 University of Virginia
8. Reva Siegel (47)   560 Yale University
9. A.W.B. Simpson (71)   530 University of Michigan
10. William W. Fisher (49)   460 Harvard University

• Brian Leiter's Top 10 in Legal Philosophy

Rank Scholar (age) Citations School
1. Ronald Dworkin (71) 4750 New York University
2. Jules Coleman (55)   960 Yale University
2. Joseph Raz (64)   960 Columbia University/Oxford Univ.
4. Jeremy Waldron (49)   780 Columbia University
5. John Finnis (62)   760 University of Notre Dame/Oxford U.
6. David Lyons (67)   280 Boston University
6. Gerald Postema (53)   280 University of North Carolina
8. Stephen Munzer (58)   240 Univ. of California, Los Angeles
9. Brian Leiter (39)   220 University of Texas, Austin
10. Brian Bix (40)   200 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
10. Stephen Perry (50)   200 University of Pennsylvania

• Brian Leiter's Top 10 in Torts and Products Liability

Rank Scholar (age) Citations School
1. Dan Dobbs (70) 1040 University of Arizona
2. James Henderson, Jr. (64)   930 Cornell University
3. David G. Owen (57)   800 University of South Carolina
4. Stephen Sugarman (60)   780 University of California, Berkeley
5. Kenneth Abraham (56)   770 University of Virginia
6. Jeffrey O'Connell (74)   730 University of Virginia
7. Robert L. Rabin (63)   700 Stanford University
8. Aaron Twerski (63)   630 Brooklyn Law School
9. Michael D. Green (52)   560 Wake Forest University
10. William C. Powers, Jr. (56)   380 University of Texas, Austin
10. Marshall Shapo (66)   380 Northwestern University
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