June 30, 2016

10 Most-Cited Civil Procedure Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive) (CORRECTED, June 30)

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

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Arthur Miller

New York University

1300

82

2

Judith Resnik

Yale University

1060

66

3

Kevin Clermont

Cornell University

  680

71

4

Stephen Burbank

University of Pennsylvania

  580

69

5

Richard Marcus

University of California, Hastings

  490

68

6

Deborah Hensler

Stanford University

  430

74

7

A. Benjamin Spencer

University of Virginia

  390

42

8

James Pfander

Northwestern University

  360

60

9

Scott Dodson

University of California, Hastings

  310

43

 

Linda Mullenix

University of Texas, Austin

  310

66

 

Linda Silberman

New York University

  310

72

 

Runner-up

     
 

Michael Solimine

University of Cincinnati

  300

60

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Geoffrey Miller

New York University

1150

66

 

Martin Redish

Northwestern University

1105

71

 

Samuel Issacharoff

New York University

1080

62

 

Pamela Karlan

Stanford University

  830

57

 

Robert Bone

University of Texas, Austin

  700

65


June 30, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

The "Chicago-Style" article

Finally, a clear explanation of what most of my colleagues are doing!


June 30, 2016 in Advice for Academic Job Seekers, Faculty News, Of Academic Interest, Professional Advice | Permalink

June 28, 2016

10 Most-Cited Property Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

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

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Carol Rose

University of Arizona

710

76

2

Henry Smith

Harvard University

680

51

3

Joseph William Singer

Harvard University

580

62

4

Michael Heller

Columbia University

560

54

5

Vicki Been

New York University

450

60

6

Stewart Sterk

Cardozo Law School/Yeshiva University

400

66

7

Lee Fennell

University of Chicago

390

50

8

Gregory Alexander

Cornell University

360

69

9

Eduardo Penalver

Cornell University

330

45

10

Nestor Davidson

Fordham University

280

49

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Thomas Merrill

Columbia University

1590

67

 

Gideon Parchomovsky

University of Pennsylvania

  650

48

 

Lior Strahilevitz

University of Chicago

  440

43

 

Stuart Banner

University of California, Los Angeles

  390

53

 

David Dana

Northwestern University

  350

51

 


June 28, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

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 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