Wednesday, November 27, 2013
MOVING TO FRONT FROM YESTERDAY
DUE TO EGREGIOUS CHEATING BY SUPPORTERS, BERKELEY WILL PROBABLY BE DROPPED FROM THE TOP TEN (OR RESTORED TO WHERE IT WAS BEFORE THE CHEATING BEGAN)
A new poll, for your holiday entertainment. "Business law" is fairly broadly defined to include antitrust, bankruptcy, contracts, commercial law, corporate law and finance, and securities regluation. Corporate tax scholars are generally not included, unless they also do work in the other areas. I've listed the business law faculty at the top 18 law schools, since I think it's pretty clear the top ten will be found in that listing, even if some faculties not listed are as strong or stronger than some of the 18 in the poll.
Once again, no linking or rallying votes via social media, or the offending school will be eliminated! Please don't complete the poll unless you are somewhat knowledgeable about scholarship in some of these areas!
UPDATE: The faculty beginning with Lucian Bebchuk should also include Charles Fried, for his work on contract theory. And the faculty beginning with Randy Barnett should also include Christopher Brummer, for his work on securities regulation.
ANOTHER: Thanks to various readers for feedback. I should note that (1) once the poll starts, I can not alter the faculty lists; (2) the goal was to list faculty who write in the indicated business law areas; (3) the focus was on *domestic* business law scholarship, so someone working only on international trade or international business were not listed (or were not supposed to be listed!) (we will do a separate poll on international law faculties, both public and private).
TSK, TSK, BERKELEY SUPPORTERS (11/27): Some pretty transparent strategic voting going on, we may have to drop Berkeley from the results!