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TOP 25 LAW FACULTIES IN SCHOLARLY IMPACT, 2005-2009
(AND HIGHEST IMPACT FACULTY IN 13 AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION)

This is a study that aims to identify the 25 law faculties with the most “scholarly impact” as measured by citations during roughly the past FIVE years.  The methodology is the same as used in the 2007 study, though now excluding, per suggestion from many colleagues and as we did last year, untenured faculty from the count, since their citation counts are, for obvious reasons, always lower.   The study also excludes judges who still do some teaching (like Guido Calabresi at Yale and Richard Posner at Chicago).


The study was conducted in early January of 2010 (the search parameters were date aft 2004 and bef January 15 2010), so incorporates some articles published in early 2010, but the bulk of the sample is made up of articles published in the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. 


In general, law faculty who have already accepted senior offers for next year are credited to the school where they will teach.  The study is limited to tenure-stream faculty, with some exceptions (e.g., Derrick Bell, who has been a “visiting professor” at NYU for many years now, so is a de facto tenure-stream faculty member).  Some faculty split their time between two schools; as long as they are actually teaching at both, the citations are credited in full to each.  (So, e.g., Richard Epstein splits his time between University of Chicago and NYU; Ronald Gilson splits between Stanford and Columbia; Kimberle Crenshaw between Columbia and UCLA.)  Faculty who have left for major government service, which may take them out of the academy for many years, are not included (e.g., Elena Kagan, Harold Koh, Cass Sunstein, among others).


The new law faculty at the University of California at Irvine presents a special case, since they have only filled about a third of their planned faculty slots.  Given Dean Chemerinsky’s very high citation count (he is now the most cited full-time law professor in the country, with Sunstein’s departure for government service), to simply add his cite count to the currently relatively small number of faculty would produce highly misleading results.   At the same time, as a new law school, some indication of its scholarly impact performance seems especially relevant, so I have adopted the following device:   I have assumed that the next hires will have the same scholarly impact as the third of the faculty already hired (not including Chemerinsky), and thus have estimated Irvine’s per capita impact score on that basis (so basically Chemerinsky’s citations plus (the total citations of all other faculty times 3) divided by the (current faculty size x 3) plus Chemerinsky).
Schools are rank-ordered by their weighted score, which is the mean X 2 plus the median (since mean is more probative of overall impact than median, it gets more weight in the final score).  The ten most cited faculty are listed in the final column; those over 70 in 2010 are marked with an asterisk.  In some cases, older faculty account for quite a lot of the result (e.g., three of NYU’s ten most cited faculty are between the ages of 76 and 80; four of Columbia’s ten most cited are 70 or older).
We studied 34 faculties based on the 2007 results as the ones likely to make it into the top twenty-five for the time period studied here.  Outside “the top 25” the faculties are not rank-ordered since it is possible that some faculties not studied might well have performed competitively.

Needless to say, citation studies are but one measure of the scholarly distinction of faculties.   They tend to favor smaller faculties over larger faculties, which no doubt explains why schools like Texas and Virginia and Georgetown come out behind schools like Vanderbilt and Cornell, even though I don’t think any informed scholarly judgment would rate them that way.   So, as always, large differences in rank (and, in particular, in normalized score) are more meaningful than small differences. 

Rank

School

Normalized Score

Weighted Score (meanx2 plus median)

Mean score

Median score

Ten Most Cited Faculty (*indicates over 70)

1

Yale University

100

1532

566

400

B. Ackerman, A. Amar, I. Ayres, J. Balkin, W. Eskridge, D. Kahan, J. Langbein, J. Macey, R. Post, R. Siegel

2

Harvard University

  87

1330

485

360

L. Bebchuk, R. Fallon, J. Goldsmith, L. Kaplow, L. Lessig, M. Minow, S. Shavell, L. Tribe, M. Tushnet, A. Vermeule

3

University of Chicago

  84

1281

493

295

D. Baird, L. Bernstein, R. Epstein, B. Leiter, S. Levmore, R. McAdams, M. Nussbaum, E. Posner, G. Stone, D. Strauss

4

Stanford University

  74

1138

434

270

*L. Friedman, R. Gilson, P. Goldstein,
P. Karlan, L. Kramer, M. Lemley,
M. McConnell, M. Polinsky, D. Rhode, K. Sullivan

5

New York University

  65

998

364

270

*D. Bell, *R. Dworkin, R. Epstein, B. Friedman, S. Issacharoff, *A. Miller, G. Miller, R. Pildes, *R. Stewart, J. Waldron

6

Columbia University

  61

940

340

260

J. Coffee, *G. Fletcher, R. Gilson, J. Ginsburg, *K. Greenawalt, T. Merrill, *H. Monaghan,*J. Raz, R. Scott, W. Simon

7

University of California, Berkeley

  56

858

324

210

*J. Choper, R. Cooter, *M. Eisenberg, D. Farber, P. Frickey, A. Guzman, R. Merges, P. Samuelson, J. Yoo, F. Zimring

8

Northwestern University

  49

744

272

200

R. Allen, *A. Alschuler, B. Black, S. Calabresi, L. Epstein, A. Koppelman, J. McGinnis, R. Nelson, M. Redish, D. Roberts

9

University of California, Irvine

48

742

276

190

D. Burk, E. Chemerinsky, C. Fisk, C. Leslie, E. Loftus, C. Menkel-Meadow, R. Moran, A. Reese, C. Tomlins, H. Weinstein

10

Vanderbilt University

45

689

257

175

M. Blair, C. Guthrie, N. King, R. Nagareda, E. Rubin, S. Sherry, C. Slobogin, R. Thomas, R. Thompson, K. Viscusi

11

Cornell University

 44

676

238

200

G. Alexander, K. Clermont, M. Dorf, T. Eisenberg, V. Hans, M. Heise, *J. Henderson, J. Rachlinski, S. Schwab, *R. Summers, B. Wendel

 

Duke University

44

680

250

180

J. Boyle, C. Bradley, *P. Carrington, J. Cox, M. Gulati, L. Helfer, H.J. Powell, J. Salzman, N. Vidmar, E. Young

 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

44

672

246

180

E. Cooper, R. Eisenberg, R. Friedman, S. Gross, *J. Krier, J. Litman, C. MacKinnon, A. Pritchard, M. Radin, S. Ratner, *J.J. White

14

University of Pennsylvania

42

636

228

180

M. Adler, S. Bibas, S. Burbank, J. Fisch, G. Parchomovsky, P. Robinson, E. Rock, D. Skeel, P. Wagner, C. Yoo

15

University of California, Los Angeles

41

630

235

160

S. Bainbridge, K. Crenshaw, J. Kang, R. Korobkin, L. LoPucki, N. Netanel, K. Raustiala, K. Stone, L. Stout, E. Volokh

16

University of Virginia

38

582

216

150

J. Harrison, J. Jeffries, *E. Kitch, D. Laycock, P. Mahoney, C. Nelson, S. Prakash, J. Ryan, F. Schauer, G.E. White

17

University of Texas, Austin

37

570

200

170

M. Berman, R. Bone, F. Cross, D. Jinks, S. Levinson, R. Mann, T. McGarity, J. Robertson, L. Sager, J. Westbrook

18

George Washington University

36

544

202

140

N. Cahn, L. Cunningham, J. Duffy, O. Kerr, S. Murphy, R. Pierce, J. Rosen, S. Saltzburg, M. Selmi, D. Shelton, D. Solove

 

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

36

556

188

180

B. Bix, T. Cotter, R.A. Duff, R. Frase, B. Karkkainen, H. Kritzer, B. McDonnell, R. Painter, F. Parisi, M. Tonry, D. Weissbrodt

20

Georgetown University

34

527

201

125

R. Barnett, J. Cohen, D. Cole, L. Gostin, V. Jackson, N. Katyal, D. Langevoort, R. Lazarus, D. Luban, R. West

21

University of Arizona

30

454

162

130

J. Anaya, J. Braucher, G. Chin, K. Engel, R. Glennon, T. Massaro, M. Miller, *C. Rose, B. Sales, T. Schneyer, R. Williams

 

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

30

460

180

100

M. Finkin, E. Freyfogle, D. Hyman, J. Kesan, M. Moore, L. Ribstein, L. Solum, C. Tabb, T. Ulen, C. Williams

23

Emory University

29

442

156

130

R. Ahdieh, D. Bederman, W.Buzbee, *W. Carney, M. Fineman, M. Perry, P. Rubin, R. Schapiro, J. Witte, B. Woodhouse

 

Florida State University

29

446

154

140

F. Abbott, R. Atkinson, R. Craig, J. Dodge, A. Hirsch, W. Logan, D. Markel, J. Rossi, J. Ruhl, M. Seidenfeld, F. Teson

 

University of California, Davis

29

438

164

110

D. Amann,
V. Amar,
K. Aoki,
A. Brownstein,
A. Chander,
R. Hillman,
B. Hing,
E. Imwinkelried,
K. Johnson,
R. Perschbacher,
M. Sunder

 

Other Schools Studied (not ranked; some schools not studied may have done as well)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardozo Law School/Yeshiva University

28

422

151

120

L. Brickman,
M. Gilles,
M. Hamilton,
M. Herz,
J. Hughes,
M. Rosenfeld,
B. Scheck,
A. Sebok,
A. Stein,
S. Sterk,
E. Zelinsky

 

Boston University

26

405

150

105

G. Annas,
S. Dogan,
J. Fleming,
T. Frankel,
W. Gordon,
K. Hylton,
G. Lawson,
T. Maclin,
M. Meurer,
M. O’Rourke

 

George Mason University

26

336

137

120

D. Bernstein,
E. Claeys,
S. Eagle,
T. Hazlett,
B. Kobayashi,
T. Muris,
C. Lerner,
N. Lund,
J. Rabkin,
T. Zywicki,

 

Washington University, St. Louis

26

398

134

130

S. Appleton, K. Brickey, P. Kim S. Legomsky, *D. Mandelker, T. Paredes, L. Sadat, H. Sale, K. Syverud, B. Tamanaha

 

University of Colorado, Boulder

24

374

132

110

V. Fleischer, D. Getches, M. Hart, M. Loewenstein, S. Moss, C. Mueller, R. Nagel, S. Peppet, P. Schlag, P. Weiser, C. Wilkinson

 

University of Southern California

24

368

129

110

M. Dudziak, S. Estrich, E. Garrett, H. Gillman, G. Hadfield, E. Kamar, E. McCaffery, M. McCubbins, R. Rasmussen,*C. Stone

 

University of California, Hastings

22

341

128

85

W. Dodge, D. Faigman, *G. Hazard, *C. Knapp, J. Leshy, R. Marcus, C. Massey, U. Mattei, R. Park, N. Roht-Arriaza, J. Williams

 

University of Iowa

20

310

115

  80

*D. Baldus, R. Bezanson, S. Burton, A. Estin, H. Hovenkamp, S. Kurtz, A. Onwuachi-Willig, M. Osiel, K. Porter, A. Wing

 

University of San Diego

20

309

122

65

L. Alexander, A. Bell, D. Dripps, *Y. Kamisar, O. Lobel, D. McGowan, F. Partnoy, M. Ramsey, M. Rappaport, S. Smith

 

Ten Most Cited Faculty 2005-2009


Rank

Name

School

Total Articles Citing Name

Age in 2010

1

Erwin Chemerinsky

University of California, Irvine

2860

57

2

Richard Epstein

University of Chicago/New York University

2510

67

3

Ronald Dworkin

New York University

2290

79

4

Eric Posner

University of Chicago

2130

45

5

Mark Tushnet

Harvard University

2110

65

6

Laurence Tribe

Harvard University

2100

69

7

Mark Lemley

Stanford University

1960

44

8

William Eskridge, Jr.

Yale University

1930

59

9

Akhil Amar

Yale University

1760

52

10

Bruce Ackerman

Yale University

1740

67

Ten Most Cited Female Faculty 2005-2009


Rank

Name

School

Total Articles Citing Name

Age in 2010

1

Kathleen Sullivan

Stanford University

1080

55

2

Martha Minow

Harvard University

1030

56

3

Deborah Rhode

Stanford University

1010

58

4

Catharine MacKinnon

University of Michigan

  990

64

5

Martha Nussbaum

University of Chicago

  980

63

 

Reva Siegel

Yale University

  980

55

7

Margaret Jane Radin

University of Michigan

  860

69

8

Judith Resnik

Yale University

  810

60

9

Mary Ann Glendon

Harvard University

  790

72

 

Carol Rose

University of Arizona

  790

70

 

Runner-up for the Top Ten

 

 

 

 

Roberta Romano

Yale University

  780

58

 

High-Impact Faculty in 13 Specialty Areas

For the specialty area rankings, faculty had to have roughly 75% of their citations in the area.   Other with high citations counts who had less than 75% in the area are listed under the “highly cited” but not “exclusively in the area” category at the end of each list.  This is obviously especially significant when faculty also work in high citation fields like constitutional law.    Some areas studied in 2007 are omitted here (e.g., environmental law, civil procedure, torts, among others), but several new areas are included (e.g. administrative law, family law, property).    The 2007 study was used to identify faculty not at schools that were part of the “top 25” study but who have high impact in their fields.

The impact ratings correlate decently but imperfectly with scholarly reputation:  examples would be (to mention omissions from the ‘top ten’ lists) Marcel Kahan (NYU) in corporate law; Abraham Wickelgren (Texas) in law & economics; R.H. Helmholz (Chicago) in legal history; and Seana Shiffrin (UCLA) in law & philosophy.   The ordinal rank in the “top ten” list should not, however, be taken to correspond to scholarly excellence or reputation.  But those in “the top ten” are usually thought of as among the leading scholars in the area.  In some areas with a large number of scholars working (and being cited a lot), the list was expanded to “the top twenty” instead of merely the top ten.

Administrative Law (including regulation and telecommunications)


Rank

Name

School

Total Articles Citing Name

Age in 2010

1

Richard J. Pierce, Jr.

George Washington University

670

67

2

Jerry Mashaw

Yale University

600

69

3

Gary Lawson

Boston University

560

52

4

Peter Strauss

Columbia University

530

70

5

Sidney Shapiro

Wake Forest University

420

63

6

Christopher Yoo

University of Pennsylvania

410

45

7

Lars Noah

University of Florida

340

45

8

Steven Croley

University of Michigan

330

45

9

Philip Weiser

University of Colorado, Boulder

320

42

10

Mark Seidenfeld

Florida State University

290

56

 

Runners-up for the top ten

 

 

 

 

Jim Rossi

Florida State University

280

45

 

Lisa Bressman

Vanderbilt University

260

44

 

Orly Lobel

University of San Diego

260

37

 

Harold Krent

Chicago-Kent College of Law

240

54

 

Stuart Benjamin

Duke University

230

45

 

Cynthia Farina

Cornell University

230

56

 

Todd Rakoff

Harvard University

230

64

 

Peter Shane

Ohio State University

230

58

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highly Cited Scholars Whose Cites Are Not Exclusively in This Area

 

 

 

 

Thomas Merrill

Columbia University

1400

61

 

Edward Rubin

Vanderbilt University

  840

62

 

Richard Stewart

New York University

  720

70

 

Thomas McGarity

University of Texas, Austin

  460

61

 

Commercial Law/Bankruptcy


Rank

Name

School

Total Articles Citing Name

Age in 2010

1

Robert E.  Scott

Columbia University

1140

66

2

Alan Schwartz

Yale University

  690

70

3

Douglas Baird

University of Chicago

  630

57

 

Elizabeth Warren

Harvard University

  630

61

5

David Skeel

University of Pennsylvania

  570

49

6

Jay L. Westbrook

University of Texas, Austin

  460

67

7

Lynn LoPucki

University of California, Los Angeles

  450

66

8

James J. White

University of Michigan

  440

76

9

Ronald J. Mann

University of Texas, Austin

  430

49

10

Clayton Gillette

New York University

  410

60

 

Runners-up for the Top Ten

 

 

 

  Todd Zywicki  George Mason University 370 44

 

Richard Craswell

Stanford University

  360

56

 

Avery Katz

Columbia University

  310

52

 

Robert Rasmussen

University of Southern California

  310

50

 

Highly Cited Scholars Whose Cites Are Not Exclusively in This Area

 

 

 

 

Eric Posner

University of Chicago

2130

45

 

Theodore Eisenberg

Cornell University

870

63

 

Geoffrey Miller

New York University

  850

60

 

Melvin Eisenberg

University of California, Berkeley

  770

76

 

Robert S. Summers

Cornell University

  470

77

Corporate Law/Securities Regulation


Rank

Name

School

Total Articles Citing Name

Age in 2010

1

John Coffee

Columbia University

1500

66

2

Lucian Bebchuk

Harvard University

1060

55

3

Larry Ribstein

University of Illinois

  960

64

4

Stephen Bainbridge

University of California, Los Angeles

  850

52

5

Roberta Romano

Yale University

  780

58

6

Ronald J. Gilson

Columbia University, Stanford University

  770

64

7

Reinier Kraakman

Harvard University

  760

61

8

Bernard Black

Northwestern University

  730

57

9

Donald Langevoort

Georgetown University

  720

59

10

Robert Thompson

Vanderbilt University

  680

61

 

Runners-up for the top ten

 

 

 

 

Henry Hansmann

Yale University

  640

65

 

Mark Roe

Harvard University

  620

59

 

Lynn Stout

University of Califiornia, Los Angeles

  610

53

 

Stephen Choi

New York University

  600

44

 

Jill Fisch

University of Pennsylvania

  600

50

 

Highly Cited Scholars Whose Cites Are Not Exclusively in This Area

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Macey

Yale University

1100

55

 

Melvin Eisenberg

University of California, Berkeley

  770

76

Criminal Law & Procedure


Rank

Name

School

Total Articles Citing Name

Age in 2010

1

Dan Kahan

Yale University

850

47

 

William Stuntz

Harvard University

850

52

3

George Fletcher

Columbia University

750

71

4

Paul Robinson

University of Pennsylvania

660

62

5

Joshua Dressler

Ohio State University

640

63

6

Christopher Slobogin

Vanderbilt University

610

59

7

Orin Kerr

George Washington University

600

39

8

Albert Alschuler

Northwestern University

580

70

9

Michael Tonry

University of Minnesota

570

65

10

Stephen Schulhofer

New York University

530

68

11

Stephanos Bibas

University of Pennsylvania

490

41

 

Samuel Gross

University of Michigan

490

64

13

Richard McAdams

University of Chicago

480

50

14

James Liebman

Columbia University

470

58

 

Franklin Zimring

University of California, Berkeley

470

68

16

Nancy King

Vanderbilt University

460

52

17

Anthony Amsterdam

New York University

410

75

18

Carol Steiker

Harvard University

390

52

19 Rachel Barkow New York University  370  39

20

Ronald Wright

Wake Forest University

360

51

  Stephen Saltzburg George Washington University 360 65

 

Runners-up for the top twenty

 

 

 

  Marc Miller University of Arizona 350 51

 

Susan Bandes

DePaul University

340

59

 

Yale Kamisar

University of San Diego

340

81

 

Robert Weisberg

Stanford University

340

64

 

Bernard Harcourt

University of Chicago

320

47

 

George C. Thomas III

Rutgers University, Newark

310

63

  Craig Bradley Indiana University, Bloomington 300 65

 

David Sklansky

University of California, Berkeley

300

51

 

Donald Dripps

University of San Diego

290

53

  Erik Luna  Washington & Lee University  280  39

 

Highly Cited Scholars Whose Cites Are Not Exclusively in This Area

 

 

 

 

Larry Alexander

University of San Diego

800

67

 

R. Kent Greenawalt

Columbia University

730

74

 

Neal Katyal

Georgetown University

650

40

 

Michael S. Moore

University of Illinois

610

67

 

Ronald J. Allen

Northwestern University

370

62

 

Gabriel Chin

University of Arizona

350

46

 

Mitchell N. Berman

University of Texas, Austin

340

44

Family Law


Rank

Name

School

Total Articles Citing Name

Age in 2010

1

Martha Fineman

Emory University

540

60

2

Elizabeth Scott

Columbia University

410

65

3

Naomi Cahn

George Washington University

380

52

4

Mark Strasser

Capital University

330

55

5

Barbara Woodhouse

Emory University

290

65

6

Nancy Polikoff

American University

270

58

7

June Carbone

University of Missouri, Kansas City

250

56

 

Robin Wilson

Washington & Lee University

250

42

9

Jill Hasday

University of Minnesota

230

38

10

Ira Ellman

Arizona State University

220

65

 

Runners-up for the top ten

 

 

 

 

Margaret Brinig

University of Notre Dame

210

61

 

Susan Appleton

Washington University, St. Louis

200

62

 

Elizabeth Bartholet

Harvard University

200

70

 

Nancy Dowd

University of Florida

190

61

 

Martha Field

Harvard University

190

67

 

Janet Dolgin

Hofstra University

180

63

 

Jana Singer

University of Maryland

180

55

 

Carol Sanger

Columbia University

170

62

 

Emily Buss

University of Chicago

160

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highly Cited Scholars Whose Cites Are Not Exclusively in This Area

 

 

 

 

Martha Minow

Harvard University

1030

56

 

Katharine Bartlett

Duke University

  350

63

 

Sylvia Law

New York University

  340

68

 

Janet Halley

Harvard University

  300

58

 

Brian Bix

University of Minnesota

  260

48

 

Linda Silberman

New York University

  260

66

International Law


Rank

Name

School

Total Articles Citing Name

Age in 2010

1

Jack Goldsmith

Harvard University

1490

48

2

Curtis Bradley

Duke University

  960

46

3

Philip Alston

New York University

  660

60

 

W. Michael Riesman

Yale University

  660

71

5

Sean Murphy

George Washington University

  620

50

6

Jose Alvarez

New York University

  560

55

7

Laurence Helfer

Duke University

  510

45

8

John H. Jackson

Georgetown University

  500

78

 

Jordan Paust

University of Houston

  500

67

10

Andrew Guzman

University of California, Berkeley

  480

43

 

Runners-up for the top ten

 

 

 

 

Alan Sykes

Stanford University

  470

56

  Kal Raustiala University of California, Los Angeles 450  44

 

Robert Howse

New York University

  440

52

 

Steven Ratner

University of Michigan

  440

51

 

Dinah Shelton

George Washington University

  440

66

 

Oona Hathaway

Yale University

  410

38

 

Derek Jinks

University of Texas, Austin

  410

43

 

Highly Cited Scholars Whose Cites Are Not Exclusively in This Area

 

 

 

 

Eric Posner

University of Chicago

2130

45

 

John Yoo

University of California, Berkeley

1480

43

Intellectual Property/Cyberlaw


Rank

Name

School

Total Articles Citing Name

Age in 2010

1

Mark Lemley

Stanford University

1960

44

2

Robert Merges

University of California, Berkeley

  990

51

3

Dan Burk

University of California, Irvine

  710

48

4

Yochai Benkler

Harvard University

  660

46

 

Jessica Litman

University of Michigan

  660

57

6

Rochelle Dreyfuss

New York University

  650

63

7

Jane Ginsburg

Columbia University

  630

55

 

Pamela Samuelson

University of California, Berkeley

  630

62

9

Rebecca Eisenberg

University of Michigan

  600

55

10

Paul Goldstein

Stanford University

  560

67

 

Runners-up for the top ten

 

 

 

  James Boyle Duke University 550 51

 

Julie Cohen

Georgetown University

  550

46

 

Gideon Parchomovsky

University of Pennsylvania (part-time)

  530

42

 

John Duffy

George Washington University

  500

47

 

Wendy Gordon

Boston University

  450

61

 

Neil Netanel

University of California, Los Angeles

  450

56

 

John R. Thomas

Georgetown University

  430

43

 

David McGowan

University of San Diego

  420

45

 

Highly Cited Scholars Whose Cites Are Not Exclusively in This Area

 

 

 

 

Lawrence Lessig

Harvard University

1710

49

 

Jack Balkin

Yale University

1370

54

 

Margaret Jane Radin

University of Michigan

  860

69

 

Daniel Solove

George Washington University

  640

38

Law & Economics


Rank

Name

School

Total Articles Citing Name

Age in 2010

1

Richard Epstein

University of Chicago, New York University

2510

67

2

Eric Posner

University of Chicago

2130

45

3

Ian Ayres

Yale University

1240

51

4

Steven Shavell

Harvard University

1200

64

5

Robert Cooter

University of California, Berkeley

1000

65

6

Louis Kaplow

Harvard University

970

54

7

Thomas Ulen

University of Illinois

700

64

8

Christine Jolls

Yale University

670

43

9 Einer Elhauge Harvard University 550 49

 

George Priest

Yale University

550

63

 

W. Kip Viscusi

Vanderbilt University

550

61

 

Runners-Up for the Top Ten

 

 

 

 

Lewis Kornhauser

New York University

  510

60

 

Saul Levmore

University of Chicago

  510

57

 

A. Mitchell Polinsky

Stanford University

  500

62

Law & Philosophy


Rank

Name

School

Total Articles Citing Name

Age in 2010

1

Ronald Dworkin

New York University (half-time)

2290

79

2

Jeremy Waldron

New York University (half-time)

1140

57

3

Martha Nussbaum

University of Chicago

  980

63

4

Joseph Raz

Columbia University (half-time)

  780

71

5

Michael S. Moore

University of Illinois

  610

67

6

Jules Coleman

Yale University

  580

63

7

John Finnis

University of Notre Dame (part-time)

  480

70

8

Brian Leiter

University of Chicago

  400

47

9

Thomas Nagel

New York University

  390

73

10

R.A. Duff

University of Minnesota (half-time)

  270

65 (est.)

 

Runners-up for the Top Ten

 

 

 

 

Brian Bix

University of Minnesota

260

48

 

Joshua Cohen

Stanford University

260

59

  Jeffrie Murphy Arizona State University  240 70

 

Scott Shapiro

Yale University

200

45

 

Stephen Perry

University of Pennsylvania

190

58

 

Highly Cited Scholars Whose Cites Are Not Exclusively in This Area

 

 

 

 

Frederick Schauer

University of Virginia

1410

64

 

Larry Alexander

University of San Diego

  800

67

 

R. Kent Greenawalt

Columbia University

  730

74

 

Lawrence Solum

University of Illinois

  650

56

 

Andrew Koppelman

Northwestern University

  470

53

 

Matthew Adler

University of Pennsylvania

440

48

  Brian Tamanaha Washington University, St. Louis 330  53

Legal History


Rank

Name

School

Total Articles Citing Name

Age in 2010

1

Lawrence Friedman

Stanford University

1300

80

2

Reva Siegel

Yale University

  980

55

3

John Langbein

Yale University

  830

69

4

Morton Horwitz

Harvard University

  700

72

 

Michael Klarman

Harvard University

  700

51

6

G. Edward White

University of Virginia

  630

69

7

Paul Finkelman

Albany Law School

  490

61

8

James Whitman

Yale University

  410

53

9

Stuart Banner

University of California, Los Angeles

  370

47

  William Treanor Fordham University 370  53

 

Runners-up for the top ten

 

 

 

 

William Nelson

New York University

  340

70

 

Phillip Hamburger

Columbia University

330

53

  Alfred Brophy   University of North Carolina 270 44

 

Mary Dudziak

University of Southern California

  260

54

 

John Witt

Yale University

  260

38

 

William Forbath

University of Texas, Austin

  220

58

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highly Cited Scholars Whose Cites Are Not Exclusively in This Area

 

 

 

  Larry Kramer Stanford University 1080 52

 

Herbert Hovenkamp

University of Iowa

1020

62

 

Robert W. Gordon

Yale University

  360

69

Property


Rank

Name

School

Total Articles Citing Name

Age in 2010

1

Robert Ellickson

Yale University

810

69

2

Carol Rose

University of Arizona

790

70

3

Michael Heller

Columbia University

570

48

4

Joseph William Singer

Harvard University

500

56

5

Henry Smith

Harvard University

370

45

 

Stewart Sterk

Cardozo Law School/Yeshiva University

370

58

7

Vicki Been

New York University

310

54

8

Gregory S. Alexander

Cornell University

290

62

 

Lee Fennell

University of Chicago

290

44

 

Lior Strahilevitz

University of Chicago

290

37

 

Runner-up for the top ten

 

 

 

 

David Callies

University of Hawaii

260

67

 

Nicole Stelle Garnett

University of Notre Dame

250

40

 

Eduardo Penalver

Cornell University

200

37

 

Michael Schill

University of Chicago

190

52

 

Steven Eagle

George Mason University

180

65

 

Highly Cited Scholars Whose Cites Are Not Exclusively in This Area

 

 

 

 

Thomas Merrill

Columbia University

1400

61

 

Margaret Jane Radin

University of Michigan

  860

69

 

Gideon Parchomovsky

University of Pennnsylvania (half-time)

  530

42

 

James Krier

University of Michigan

  460

71

 

Abraham Bell

University of San Diego (half-time)

  270

42

 

Public Law Areas (incl. constitutional law and legislation)


Rank

Name

School

Total Articles Citing Name

Age in 2010

1

Erwin Chemerinsky

University of Califiornia, Irvine

2860

57

2

Mark Tushnet

Harvard University

2110

65

3

Laurence Tribe

Harvard University

2100

69

4

William Eskridge, Jr.

Yale University

1930

59

5

Akhil Amar

Yale University

1760

52

6

Bruce Ackerman

Yale University

1740

67

7

Daniel Farber

University of California, Berkeley

1640

60

8

Richard Fallon

Harvard University

1410

58

9

Jack Balkin

Yale University

1370

53

10

Robert C. Post

Yale University

1280

63

11

Sanford Levinson

University of Texas, Austin

1230

69

12

Michael Dorf

Cornell University

1130

46

13

Michael McConnell

Stanford University

1090

55

14

Larry Kramer

Stanford University

1080

52

 

Kathleen Sullivan

Stanford University

1080

55

 

Eugene Volokh

University of California, Los Angeles

1080

42

17

Randy Barnett

Georgetown University

1000

58

18

Philip Frickey

University of California, Berkeley

  990

57

19

Martin Redish

Northwestern University

  980

65

20

David Cole

Georgetown University

  960

52

 

Runners-up for the top twenty

 

 

 

 

Richard Pildes

New York University

  870

52

 

Barry Friedman

New York University

  810

52

 

Geoffrey Stone

University of Chicago

  810

64

 

Adrian Vermeule

Harvard University

  800

42

 

Highly Cited Scholars Whose Cites Are Not Exclusively in This Area

 

 

 

 

Richard Epstein

University of Chicago, New York University

2510

67

 

Ronald Dworkin

New York University (half-time)

2290

79

 

Lawrence Lessig

Harvard University

1710

49

 

John Yoo

University of California, Berkeley

1480

43

 

Frederick Schauer

University of Virginia

1410

64

 

Thomas Merrill

Columbia University

1400

61

 

Martha Minow

Harvard University

1030

56

 

Richard Delgado 

Seattle University  1000  63 (est.)

 

Samuel Issacharoff

New York University

  990

56

Tax


Rank

Name

School

Total Articles Citing Name

Age in 2010

1

Michael Graetz

Columbia  University

370

66

2

Daniel Shaviro

New York University

310

53

3

David Weisbach

University of Chicago

300

47

4

Edward McCaffery

University of Southern California

280

52

5

Reuven Avi-Yonah

University of Michigan

260

53

 

Edward Zelinsky

Cardozo Law School/Yeshiva University

260

60

7

Lawrence Zelenak

Duke University

240

55

8

Joseph Bankman

Stanford University

230

55

9

Victor Fleischer

University of Colorado, Boulder

200

39

 

Leandra Lederman

Indiana University, Bloomington

200

44

 

Nancy Staudt

Northwestern University

200

47

 

Runners-up for the top ten

 

 

 

 

Marjorie Kornhauser

Arizona State University

190

63

 

Calvin Johnson

University of Texas, Austin

180

66

 

Deborah Schenk

New York University

180

63

 

David Schizer

Columbia University

170

42

 

Howard Abrams

Emory University

160

55

 

Anne Alstott

Harvard University

160

47

 

Thomas Griffith

University of Southern California

160

61

 

Highly Cited Scholars Whose Cites Are Not Exclusively in This Area

 

 

 

 

Louis Kaplow

Harvard University

970

54

 

Kristin Hickman

University of Minnesota

230

40

 

Mark Gergen

University  of California, Berkeley

210

54

 

Kyle Logue

University of Michigan

180

45

 


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