Thursday, May 26, 2016

Finally, an arrest in the murder of Florida State law professor Dan Markel (moving to front--updated)

Initial news item, more details coming later today.

UPDATE:  So the police are investigating this as a "murder for hire," and indicate more arrests are expected.  No details yet on who would have hired the killer.  You can see the police press conference here.  The original link, above, is being updated.

May 26, 2016 in Faculty News | Permalink

15 Most-Cited Faculty in Law & Economics (incl. behavioral law & economics), 2010-2014 (inclusive)

This is a list of leading scholars who deploy the tools of law & economics, or law & behavioral economics, across a range of subjects, drawing, once again, on the data from the 2015 Sisk study

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Eric Posner

University of Chicago

2470

51

2

Steven Shavell

Harvard University

1340

70

3

Ian Ayres

Yale University

1310

57

4

Louis Kaplow

Harvard University

1150

60

5

Robert Cooter

University of California, Berkeley

1000

71

6

Russell Korobkin

University of California, Los Angeles

  750

48

7

Christine Jolls

Yale University

  690

49

8

Einer Elhauge

Harvard University

  680

55

9

A. Mitchell Polinsky

Stanford University

  570

69

 

George Priest

Yale University

  570

63

11

Saul Levmore

University of Chicago

  550

63

12

Michael Abramowicz

George Washington University

  510

44

 

W. Kip Viscusi

Vanderbilt University

  510

66

14

Lewis Kornhauser

New York University

  490

66

15

Gillian Hadfield

University of Southern California

  410

55

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Cass Sunstein

Harvard University

5480

62

 

Richard Epstein

New York University, University of Chicago

2680

73

 

Mark Lemley

Stanford University

2400

50

 

Lucian Bebchuk

Harvard University

1130

61

 

Robert Scott

Columbia University

  970

72

May 26, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ten Most-Cited Faculty in Commercial Law (including contracts and bankruptcy), 2010-2014 (inclusive)

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

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Robert E. Scott

Columbia University

970

72

2

Steven Schwarcz

Duke University

760

67

3

Douglas Baird

University of Chicago

640

63

4

Alan Schwartz

Yale University

590

76

5

Oren Bar-Gill

Harvard University

540

41

6

Adam Levitin

Georgetown University

500

40

7

Omri Ben-Shahar

University of Chicago

460

54

8

Lynn LoPucki

University of California, Los Angeles

420

72

 

Ronald J. Mann

Columbia University

420

55

10

Jay Westbrook

University of Texas, Austin

380

73

   

Runner-up for the top ten

   
 

Richard Craswell

Stanford University

370

62

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Eric Posner

University of Chicago

2470

51

 

Geoffrey Miller

New York University

1150

66

 

David Skeel

University of Pennsylvania

  740

55

 

Todd Zywicki

George Mason University

  490

50

 

Clayton Gillette

New York University

  390

66

 

May 25, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

Monday, May 23, 2016

Ten Most-Cited Evidence Faculty in the United States, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

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

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Ronald J. Allen

Northwestern University

420

68

2

David Faigman

University of California, Hastings

370

59

3

Richard Friedman

University of Michigan

300

65

 

D. Michael Risinger

Seton Hall University

300

71

5

Paul Gianelli

Case Western Reserve University

250

71

 

Robert Mosteller

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

250

68

 

Christopher Mueller

University of Colorado, Boulder

250

73

8

George Fisher

Stanford University

240

55

9

Laird Kirkpatrick

George Washington University

230

73

 

Jennifer Mnookin

University of California, Los Angeles

230

49

   

Runner-up for the top ten

   
 

David Kaye

Pennsylvania State University

220

69

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Frederick Schauer

University of Virginia

1720

70

 

Brian Leiter

University of Chicago

  450

53

 

David Bernstein

George Mason University

  440

49

 

Michael Saks

Arizona State University

  380

69

 

Alex Stein

Brooklyn Law School

  270

59

May 23, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

Friday, May 20, 2016

Ten Most-Cited Tax Faculty in the United States, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

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

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

David Weisbach

University of Chicago

420

53

2

Michael Graetz

Columbia University

410

72

3

Reuven Avi-Yonah

University of Michigan

360

59

4

Daniel Shaviro

New York University

350

59

5

Lawrence Zelenak

Duke University

310

58

6

Leandra Lederman

Indiana University, Bloomington

300

50

7

Edward Zelinsky

Cardozo Law School/Yeshiva University

280

66

8

Victor Fleischer

University of San Diego

270

45

9

Edward McCaffery

University of Southern California

260

58

10

Joseph Bankman

Stanford University

230

61

 

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

     
 

Louis Kaplow

Harvard University

1150

60

 

Brian Galle

Georgetown University

  380

44

 

Kristin Hickman

University of Minnesota

  360

46

 

Mark Gergen

University of California, Berkeley

  280

60

 

 

 

 

 

May 20, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

Ten Most-Cited Law & Philosophy Faculty in the United States, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

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

LAW & PHILOSOPHY

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Jeremy Waldron

New York University

1330

63

2

Martha Nussbaum

University of Chicago

1120

69

3

Joseph Raz

Columbia University (part-time)

  850

77

4

Michael Moore

University of Illinois

  490

73

5

Brian Leiter

University of Chicago

  450*

53

6

R.A. Duff

University of Minnesota (part-time)

  430

71 (est.)

7

John Finnis

University of Notre Dame

  420

76

8

Seana Shiffrin

University of California, Los Angeles

  320

47

9

Scott Shapiro

Yale University

  310

50

10

Brian Bix

University of Minnesota

  260

54

 

 

Other highly-cited scholars who work

partly in this area

   
 

Frederick Schauer

University of Virginia

1650

70

 

David Luban

Georgetown University

  930

67

 

Lawrence Solum

Georgetown University

  900

62

 

Larry Alexander

University of San Diego

  780

73

 

Kent Greenawalt

Columbia University

  660

80

* Raw count was adjusted downward by 15% (to arrive at 450) to reflect the percentage of citations to my blogs unrelated to my scholarly work.

 

May 20, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ten Most-Cited Legal History Faculty in the United States, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

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

 

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Lawrence Friedman

Stanford University

1160

86

2

Michael Klarman

Harvard University

  810

57

3

G. Edward White

University of Virginia

  560

75

4

James Whitman

Yale University

  480

59

5

Stuart Banner

University of California, Los Angeles

  390

53

 

William Nelson

New York University

  390

76

7

Phillip Hamburger

Columbia University

  370

59

8

Christopher Tomlins

University of California, Berkeley

  310

63

 

John Witt

Yale University

  310

44

10

Mary Dudziak

Emory University

  270

59
 

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

     
 

Reva Siegel

Yale University

1340

60

 

Herbert Hovenkamp

University of Iowa

1070

68

 

Robert W. Gordon

Stanford University

  520

75

 

David Bernstein

George Mason University

  440

49

 

May 19, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

Twenty Most-Cited Corporate Law & Securities Regulation Faculty in the United States, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

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

 

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

John Coffee, Jr.

Columbia University

1470

72

2

Lucian Bebchuk

Harvard University

1130

61

3

Stephen Bainbridge

University of California, Los Angeles

1010

58

4

Reinier Kraakman

Harvard University

  820

67

5

Stephen Choi

New York University

  780

50

6

Donald Langevoort

Georgetown University

  770

65

7

Ronald Gilson

Columbia University

  760

70

8

Lynn Stout

Cornell University

  750

59

9

Roberta Romano

Yale University

  730

64

10

Henry Hansmann

Yale University

  720

71

11

Bernard Black

Northwestern University

  630

63

12

James Cox

Duke University

  620

73

13

Mark Roe

Harvard University

  600

65

14

Jill Fisch

University of Pennsylvania

  580

56

 

Thomas Hazen

University of North Carolilna, Chapel Hill

  580

69

16

William Wilson Bratton

University of Pennsylvania

  550

65

17

Marcel Kahan

New York University

  520

54

18

Steven Davidoff Solomon

University of California, Berkeley

  490

45

19

Jeffrey Gordon

Columbia University

  480

66

 

Robert Thompson

Georgetown University

  480

67

 

Other high-cited scholars who work partly in this area

     
 

Jonathan Macey

Yale University

1260

61

 

David Skeel

University of Pennsylvania

  740

55

May 19, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Twenty Most-Cited Criminal Law & Procedure Faculty in the United States, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

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

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Orin Kerr

George Washington University

1200

45

2

Paul Robinson

University of Pennsylvania

  790

68

3

Rachel Barkow

New York University

  780

45

4

Christopher Slobogin

Vanderbilt University

  750

65

5

Stephanos Bibas

University of Pennsylvania

  730

47

6

Brandon Garrett

University of Virginia

  640

41

7

Joshua Dressler

Ohio State University

  610

69

8

Michael Tonry

University of Minnesota

  590

71

9

Carol Steiker

Harvard University

  580

58

10

George Fletcher

Columbia University

  560

77

11

Stephen Schulhofer

New York University

  550

74

12

Nancy King

Vanderbilt University

  510

58

13

Samuel Gross

University of Michigan

  500

70

 

Ronald Wright

Wake Forest University

  500

57

15

Franklin Zimring

University of California, Berkeley

  480

74

16

David Sklansky

Stanford University

  470

57

17

Richard McAdams

University of Chicago

  460

56

18

Susan Bandes

DePaul University

  440

65

 

Jeffrey Fagan

Columbia University

  440

70

 

Marc Miller

University of Arizona

  440

57

 

Other highly-cited cholars who work partly in this area

 

   
 

Dan Kahan

Yale University

1110

53

 

Larry Alexander

University of San Diego

  780

73

 

Kent Greenawalt

Columbia University

  660

80

 

Gabriel (Jack) Chin

University of California, Davis

  630

52

 

Michael S. Moore

University of Illinois

  490

73

May 18, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

Ten Most-Cited Law Faculty in the United States, 2010-2014

This is based on the data collected and published in 2015 by Professor Sisk and colleagues.  I'll be posting additional data about most cited faculty in various areas of scholarship.  But to start, here's the ten most-cited faculty in the academic literature for the years 2010 through 2014 inclusive:

 

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Area(s)

Age in 2016

1

Cass Sunstein

Harvard University

5480

Constitutional, Administrative, Environmental, Behavioral Law & Economics

62

2

Erwin Chemerinsky

University of California, Irvine

2940

Constitutional, Civil Procedure

63

3

Richard Epstein

New York University, University of Chicago

2680

Constitutional, Torts, Law & Economics

73

4

Eric Posner

University of Chicago

2470

Law & Economics, International, Commercial Law, Contracts

51

5

Mark Lemley

Stanford University

2400

Intellectual Property

50

6

William Eskridge, Jr.

Yale University

2180

Constitutional, Legislation

65

7

Mark Tushnet

Harvard University

1880

Constitutional, Legal History

71

8

Akhil Amar

Yale University

1790

Constitutional

58

9

Bruce Ackerman

Yale University

1730

Constitutional

73 

10

Lawrence Lessig

Harvard University

1720

Constitutional, Intellectul Property, Cyberlaw

55

 

 

 

May 18, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink