June 22, 2016

More citations by faculty specialty area coming...

...including civil procedure, property, antitrust, critical race and feminist legal theory, and perhaps a couple of others.


June 22, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

June 21, 2016

15 Most-Cited Law & Social Science (excluding economics) Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

 Once again, drawing on the data from the 2015 Sisk study:  

 

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Tom Tyler

Yale University

920

66

2

Lee Epstein

Washington University, St. Louis

850

58

3

Frank Cross

University of Texas, Austin

800

61

4

Jeffrey Rachlinski

Cornell University

770

50

5

Tom Ginsburg

University of Chicago

710

48

6

Chris Guthrie

Vanderbilt University

550

49

7

John Ferejohn

New York University

530

72

8

Linda Hamilton Krieger

University of Hawaii

500

62

9

Bryant Garth

University of California, Irvine

480

67

 

Charles Sabel

Columbia University

480

69

11

Herbert Kritzer

University of Minnesota

460

69

12

Malcolm Feeley

University of California, Berkeley

450

74

 

Michael Heise

Cornell University

450

56

14

David Hoffman

Temple University

440

40

15

David Garland

New York University

420

61

 

Jonathan Simon

University of California, Berkeley

420

57

 

Runner-up:

 

   
 

Mathew McCubbins

Duke University

410

60

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Dan Kahan

Yale University

1110

53

 

G. Mitu Gulati

Duke University

  860

50

 

Bernard Black

Northwestern University

  630

63

 

Carrie Menkel-Meadow

University of California, Irvine

  590

67

 

Bernard Harcourt

Columbia University

  430

53


June 21, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

June 17, 2016

Chicago's Martha Nussbaum wins 2016 Kyoto Prize

It gives me particular pleasure to report that my colleague Martha Nussbaum is this year's winner; past philosophers recognized with this Prize include Jurgen Habermas, W.V.O. Quine, Karl Popper, and Charles Taylor.


June 17, 2016 in Faculty News | Permalink

June 14, 2016

20 Most-Cited Intellectual Propery & Cyberlaw Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

Once again, drawing on the data from the 2015 Sisk study:  

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Mark Lemley

Stanford University

2400

50

2

Robert Merges

University of California, Berkeley

1030

57

3

Dan Burk

University of California, Irvine

  780

54

4

Pamela Samuelson

University of California, Berkeley

  760

68

5

Rochelle Dreyfuss

New York University

  700

69

6

John Duffy

University of Virginia

  680

53

7

Julie Cohen

Georgetown University

  660

52

8

Timothy Wu

Columbia University

  640

44

9

Jane Ginsburg

Columbia University

  610

61

 

Peter Menell

University of California, Berkeley

  610

58

11

Yochai Benkler

Harvard University

  600

52

 

Jessica Litman

University of Michigan

  600

63

13

Rebecca Tushnet

Georgetown University

  570

43

14

Rebecca Eisenberg

University of Michigan

  560

61

15

Michael Meurer

Boston University

  530

58

16

Jamie Boyle

Duke University

  480

57

 

Paul Goldstein

Stanford University

  480

73

18

Eric Goldman

Santa Clara University

  460

48

 

Arti Rai

Duke University

  460

50

20

Neil Netanel

University of California, Los Angeles

  450

62

   

Other highly cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Lawrence Lessig

Harvard University

1720

55

 

Jack Balkin

Yale University

1710

59

 

Daniel Solove

George Washington University

  940

44

 

Robert Bone

University of Texas, Austin

  700

65

 

Gideon Parchomovsky

University of Pennsylvlania

  650

48

 


June 14, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

June 13, 2016

Visiting Faculty at the Top Six Law Schools, 2016-17, 2nd Draft

 As I've done in the past, I'm posting a list of the visiting professors (who hold university appointments elsewhere) at the top six law schools, the schools that are "top six" by almost all measures of faculty quality--which are also the schools that also typically have the most visiting professors on a regular basis. While many visiting stints are made with an eye to possible permanent appointment, not all are; some are so-called "podium" visits, which aim to fill an immediate teaching need at the school. By my calculation, for example, less than 5% of the visits last year resulted in (or are in process of resulting in) offers of permanent employment--perhaps a slightly higher percentage of the non-podium visits resulted in such offers. Often visitors from local schools in the area are invited for podium visit purposes--though some "locals" may also be "look-see" visitors, i.e., under consideration for appointment. NYU also has a fair number of "enrichment" and "global" visitors, well-known senior folks who are keen to spend some time in New York, but who aren't necessarily interested in, or being considered for, lateral moves. (Columbia gets some of these folks too.) From the outside, of course, it's very hard to tell all these apart, so here, without further comment, are the visiting professors for 2016-17; please e-mail me about omissions or corrections (though I'm hopeful this is the final version).

Please note that not every visit, below, is for the entire academic year; indeed, my guess is at least half are not, meaning students can expect many of these faculty to *also* be teaching at their home institution. In the case of HLS, many of the visitors come in the Winter Term, i.e., just the month of January.

Columbia Law School

Yishai Beer (Radzyner Law School)

Albert Choi (University of Virginia)

Sherman Clark (University of Michigan)

Sean Farhang (University of California, Berkeley)

David Gilksberg (Hebrew University, Jersualem)

Alexander Greenawalt (Pace University)

Assaf Hamdani (Hebrew University, Jersualem)

Solangel Maldonado (Seton Hall University)

Florencia Marotta-Wurgler (New York University)

Eric Posner (University of Chicago)

Catherine Powell (Fordham University)

Jedediah Purdy (Duke University)

Cristina Rodriguez (Yale University)

Rose Villazor (University of California, Davis)

Harvard Law School

Robert Anderson (University of Washington)

Matthew Bodie (Saint Louis University)

Khiara Bridges (Boston University)

Stuart Brotman (Communications & Journalism, University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Kristen Carpenter (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Amy Cohen (Ohio State University)

Daniel Coquilette (Boston College)

Ashley Deeks (University of Viriginia)

Bala Dharan (Management, Rice University)

Mark Greenberg (University of California, Los Angeles)

Jamal Greene (Columbia University)

Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff (Washington University, St. Louis)

Leslie Kendrick (University of Virginia)

Alison LaCroix (University of Chicago)

Sanford Levinson (University of Texas, Austin)

James Liebman (Columbia University)

Catharine MacKinnon (University of Michigan)

Nina Mendelson (University of Michigan)

Michael Meuerer (Boston University)

Abigail Moncrieff (Boston University)

Rachel Moran (University of California, Los Angeles)

Douglas NeJaime (University of California, Los Angeles)

Christopher Nicholls (University of Western Ontario)

Jonathan Rapping (John Marshall Law School, Atlanta)

Chaim Saiman (Villanova University)

Hillary Sale (Washington University, St. Louis)

James Salzman (University of California, Los Angeles; Environmental Science, University of California, Santa Barbara)

Kim Scheppele (Wilson School, Princeton University)

Joanna Schwartz (University of California, Los Angeles)

Ted Sichelman (University of San Diego)

Alexander Stein (Brooklyn Law School)

Rebecca Stone (University of California, Los Angeles)

George Triantis (Stanford University)

Alain Laurent Verbeke (University of Leuven; University of Tilburg)

Pierre-Hugues Verdier (University of Virginia)

Rhonda Wasserman (University of Pittsburgh)

New York University School of Law

Anne van Aaken (University of St. Gallen)

Richard Brooks (Columbia University)

Robert Frank (Graduate School of Management, Cornell University)

Christsopher Geiger (University of Strabourg) 

Kon Sik Kim (Seoul National University)

Michael Klausner (Stanford University)

Martti Koskennieme (University of Helsinki/London School of Economics)

Christopher Robertson (University of Arizona)

Holger Spamann (Harvard University)

Symeon Symeonides (Willamette University)

Dirk Van Zyl Smit (University of Nottingham)

Richard Vann (University of Sydney)

Stefan Vogenauer (Max Planck Institute for European Legal History)

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June 13, 2016 in Faculty News | Permalink

June 06, 2016

Lighter blogging during the summer, plus an update on "most cited" lists

I'll be doing less blogging during the summer, but will have occasional updates--things will pick up again in August.   I'll also have some additions to the "most cited" lists during the summer.  To answer a question that comes up a fair bit regarding highly cited faculty who work in different areas of law:  based on a sample of results, we treat faculty as highly cited in a particular field if about 75-80% of the cites are to work in that field.


June 6, 2016 in Faculty News, Navel-Gazing, Rankings | Permalink

June 02, 2016

Documents connect Dan Markel's ex-wife's family to murder-for-hire plot

Alas, that always seemed the most likely explanation:

Investigators believe the killing of Dan Markel stemmed from the "desperate desire" by his ex-wife Wendi Adelson's family to relocate her, taking the couple’s children to South Florida, according to unsealed court documents.

Investigators also believe that Wendi Adelson’s brother, Charles Adelson, was "personally involved" with the girlfriend of Sigfredo Garcia, who has been charged in Markel's shooting, at one point.  

(Thanks to Ryan Doerfler for the pointer.)

UPDATE:  And more details:

Adelson's parents wanted their daughter and grandchildren to relocate to South Florida. Markel  claimed Adelson's mother, Donna Adelson "made disparaging remarks abut him to his sons."

According to the unsealed probable cause affidavit, "Markel sought relief...by asking the court to prohibit Donna from having unsupervised time with her grandchildren and to impose limitations to prevent the children from being subjected to disparaging comments about their father."

Charming people.  One wonders how many of the Adelson family members will be implicated?  I imagine the Markel family in Toronto will be contemplating legal action to secure custody of the grandchildren, especially if the ex-wife is also implicated.  The Adelsons, other than the ex-wife, appear to run this family dentistry practice in South Florida.

ANOTHER:  The full probable cause affidavit.  One has the impression from this that some of the Adelsons are likely to be arrested.


June 2, 2016 in Faculty News | Permalink

June 01, 2016

20 Most-Cited International Law Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive) (corrected June 1)

 Once again, drawing on the data from the 2015 Sisk study:  

 

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Jack Goldsmith

Harvard University

1610

54

2

Harold Koh

Yale University

1350

62

3

Curtis Bradley

Duke University

  970

52

4

Philip Alston

New York University

  710

66

5

Andrew Guzman

University of Southern California

  630

49

6

W. Michael Reisman

Yale University

  610

77

7

Jose Alvarez

New York University

  570

61

8

Kal Raustiala

University of California, Los Angeles

  560

50

9

Oona Hathaway

Yale University

  550

44

10

Robert Chesney

University of Texas, Austin

  460

45

 

Alan Sykes

Stanford University

  460

62

12

Laurence Helfer

Duke University

  450

51

13

Ryan Goodman

New York University

  420

46

 

David Kennedy

Harvard University

  420

62

 

Jordan Paust

University of Houston

  420

73

16

Benedict Kingsbury

New York University

  400

55

17

Robert Howse

New York University

  380

58

 

Michael Scharf

Case Western Reserve University

  380

53

 

Bruno Simma

University of Michigan

  380

75

20

Sean Murphy

George Washington University

  370

56

 

Gregory Shaffer

University of California, Irvine

  370

58

   

Runners-up

   
 

Daniel Bodansky

Arizona State University

  350

60

 

Steven Ratner

University of Michigan

  350

57

 

Derek Jinks

University of Texas, Austin

  340

49

 

Peter Spiro

Temple University

  340

55

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Eric Posner

University of Chicago

2470

51

 

John Yoo

University of California, Berkeley

1250

49

 


June 1, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

May 31, 2016

Twenty Most-Cited Constitutional & Public Law Faculty in the United States, 2010-2014 (inclusive) (corrected as of May 31)

Once again, this draws on the data from the 2015 Sisk study.  I have included here some scholars whose work straddles constitutional and administrative law (e.g., Sunstein, Vermeule), but I will do a separate listing that will include administrative law scholars with little or no general constitutional law work in their profile.  As with all these listings, only non-emeritus faculty at U.S. law schools are included. 

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Cass Sunstein

Harvard University

5480

62

2

Erwin Chemerinsky

University of California, Irvine

2940

63

3

William Eskridge, Jr.

Yale University

2180

65

4

Mark Tushnet

Harvard University

1880

71

5

Akhil Amar

Yale University

1790

58

6

Laurence Tribe

Harvard University

1680

75

7

Bruce Ackerman

Yale University

1730

73

8

Jack Balkin

Yale University

1710

59

9

Richard Fallon

Harvard University

1510

64

10

Robert Post

Yale University

1390

69

11

Adrian Vermeule

Harvard University

1360

48

12

Reva Siegel

Yale University

1340

60

13

Eugene Volokh

University of California, Los Angeles

1210*

48

14

Sanford Levinson

University of Texas, Austin

1190

75

15

Michael McConnell

Stanford University

1180

61

16

Michael Dorf

Cornell University

1140

52

17

Martin Redish

Northwestern University

1110

71

18

Barry Friedman

New York University

1040

58

19

Richard Pildes

New York University

  940

58

20

Steven Calabresi

Northwestern University

  910

58

   

Runner-up

   
 

David Cole

Georgetown University

  900

58

   

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

   
 

Richard Epstein

New York University, University of Chicago

2680

73

 

Frederick Schauer

University of Virginia

1720

70

 

Daniel Farber

University of California, Berkeley

1660

66

 

John Yoo

University of California, Berkeley

1250

49

 

Randy Barnett

Georgetown University

1180

64

*Adjusted downwards by 5% (to arrive at 1210) to reflect cites to blog posts unrelated to his scholarship (many blog posts were in fact related, those were not excluded).

 


May 31, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

Students (from Harvard?) heckle HLS Dean Minow as she receives an award at Brandeis

Video here.   One does wonder what these folks are protesting exactly.


May 31, 2016 in Faculty News, Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink