Sunday, June 17, 2007
MOVING TO FRONT
Over the summer, I plan to carry out a new citation study, and in the fall, we may (finally) undertake a new on-line reputational survey. To that end, we've compiled draft lists of faculty for 49 law schools that appear likely to rank in the top 35-40 by these different measures. We may add a few more faculties to the mix, especially for purposes of a reputational survey. The faculty lists include only academic faculty (an effort has been made to exclude clinical, adjunct, and legal writing faculty, since these studies will focus on scholarly output). The ranking study will be per capita across the whole faculty, since many have worried that by looking only at the top quarter of the faculty in the past produced distorted results because of one or two very highly cited faculty at certain schools (e.g., Chemerinsky at Duke, or Delgado at Pittsburgh). The draft faculty list is here: Download law_faculty_lists_0708.rtf. Please read the introductory paragraph explaining the criteria for inclusion in the list. I invite faculty members at the schools in question to post corrections in the comments section below. You must post under your name with a verifiable e-mail address and, again, post only about your own school. Corrections would include things like faculty who are retiring or leaving, and so won't be teaching in 2007-08; new hires for 2007-08 not already included on the lists; the mistaken inclusion of clinical or adjunct faculty or the mistaken omission of regular academic faculty; and so on. Please post only once, and be patient, as comments may take awhile to appear. Thank you for your assistance.
Note: the 49 faculties listed are: Arizona, Arizona State, Berkeley, Boston Coll, Brooklyn, BU, Cardozo, Chicago, Chicago-Kent, Colorado, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Emory, Florida, Florida State, Fordham, George Mason, Georgetown, George Washington, Harvard, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Northwestern, Notre Dame, NYU, Ohio State, Penn, Pittsburgh, Rutgers-Camden, Rutgers-Newark, San Diego, Southern Cal, Stanford, Texas, UC Davis, UC Hastings, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington & Lee, Wash U/St. Louis, William & Mary, Wisconsin, Yale.
UPDATE: Do NOT e-mail me the corrections, post them in the comments please! This way it will be a matter of public record what the corrections are, and I won't get multiple e-mails on the same point. All changes, if they are to be incorporated, need to be posted here. Thank you all very much for your help.