Tuesday, August 21, 2018

20 Most-Cited Constitutional Law Scholars in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017 (CORRECTED AND UPDATED 8/21)

Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the twenty most-cited constitutional law professors in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017 (inclusive) (remember that the data was collected in late May of 2018, and that the pre-2018 database did expand a bit since then).  This time around I've defined the "constitutional law" category a bit more carefully and also checked more carefully the percentages of citations that appear to be in the field for some highly-cited scholars; I will also be expanding the other public law coverage to reflect contributions that belong more clearly to, e.g., administrative law, legislation etc. (I will also be adding a separate ranking for election law).  Numbers are rounded to the nearest five.    Faculty for whom 75% or more of their citations (based on a sample) are in this area are listed; others with less than 75% of their citations in this field (but still a plurality) are listed in the category of "other highly cited scholars who work partly in this area."    

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2018

1

Erwin Chemerinsky

University of California, Berkeley

2590

65

2

Akhil Amar

Yale University

1600

60

3

Mark Tushnet

Harvard University

1590

73

4

Jack Balkin

Yale University

1580

61

5

Laurence Tribe

Harvard University

1480

77

6

Bruce Ackerman

Yale University

1445

75

7

Richard Fallon

Harvard University

1365

66

8

Reva Siegel

Yale University

1340

62

9

Robet Post

Yale University

1280

71

10

Eugene Volokh

University of California, Los Angeles

1205*

50

11

Michael McConnell

Stanford University

1170

63

12

Randy Barnett

Georgetown University

1055

66

13

Michael Dorf

Cornell University

1045

54

14

Martin Redish

Northwestern University

  975

73

15

Sanford Levinson

University of Texas, Austin

  935

77

16

Barry Friedman

New York University

  845

60

 

Lawrence Solum

Georgetown University

  845

64

18

David A. Strauss

University of Chicago

  820

66

19

Steven Calabresi

Northwestern University

  810

60

20

Douglas Laycock

University of Virginia

  750

70

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in constitutional and public law

   
 

Cass Sunstein

Harvard University

4955

64

 

Richard Epstein

New York University, University of Chicago

2165

75

 

William Eskridge, Jr.

Yale University

2160

67

 

Frederick Schauer

University of Virginia

1530

72

 

Adrian Vermeule

Harvard University

1385

50

 

Daniel Farber

University of California, Berkeley

1365

68

*Adjusted downwards by 5% based on a sample (to arrive at 1205) to reflect cites to blog posts unrelated to his scholarship (many blog posts were in fact related, those were not excluded).

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2018/08/20-most-cited-constitutional-law-scholars-in-the-us-for-the-period-2013-2017.html

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