Wednesday, August 22, 2018

10 Most-Cited Election Law Scholars in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017

 Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the ten most-cited election law scholars 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). Numbers are rounded to the nearest five.    Faculty for whom roughly 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."   (The 75% rule was a bit harder to apply here, since some of these scholars write influentially in other fields; but it's fair to say that each of these scholars may be best-known for the election law work.)

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2018

1               

Samuel Issacharoff

New York University

1000

64

2

Richard Pildes

New York University

895

61

3

Richard Hasen

University of California, Irvine

740

54

4

Pamela Karlan

Stanford University

670

59

5

Heather Gerken

Yale University

650

49

6

Richard Briffault

Columbia University

570

64

7

Nathaniel Persily

Stanford University

390

48

8

James Gardner

University at Buffalo, State University of New York

240

59

9

Michael Kang

Northwestern University

235

45

10

Daniel Tokaji

Ohio State University

225

51

 

Other highly cited scholars who work partly in this area

     
 

Adam Cox

New York University

425

44

 

August 22, 2018 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Specialty rankings coming up

Coming up over the next couple of weeks:  election law; international law; intellectual property & cyberlaw; tax; law & economics; law & philosophy; law & social science; legal history; civil procedure; antitrust; torts; property; critical theories of law (including feminist jurisprudence and critical race theory); and perhaps others.  Thanks for feedback and corrections on the rankings posted so far.

August 21, 2018 in Rankings | Permalink

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).

August 21, 2018 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

25 Most-Cited Public Law Scholars (excluding Constitutional) in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017 (UPDATED 8/31)

 Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the twenty-five most-cited public 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). There isn't a fine line bettwen public law and constitutional law, obviously, but for purposes here "public law" includes administrative law, environmental law, legislation and legislative process, statutory interpretation, and regulatory law more generally (e.g., food and drug regulation, or telecommunications).  (Election law will be ranked separately.)  Given the large number of fields, I've listed 25 highly-cited scholars; several work in more than one of these sub-fields.  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

John F. Manning

Harvard University

945

57

2

Jody Freeman

Harvard University

800

54

3

Richard J. Pierce, Jr.

George Washington University

785

75

4

Richard Stewart

New York University

770

78

 5

Richard Revesz

New York University

740

60

6

Gary Lawson

Boston University

680

60

7

J.B. Ruhl

Vanderbilt University

625

60

8

Jonathan Adler

Case Western Reserve University

620

49

9

Lisa Bressman

Vanderbilt University

615

52

 

Gillian Metzger

Columbia University

615

53

11

Abbe Gluck

Yale University

580

43

12

Matthew Stephenson

Harvard University

575

44

13

Richard Lazarus

Harvard University

560

64

14

Thomas O. McGarity

University of Texas, Austin

500

69

15

Jim Rossi

Vanderbilt University

480

53

16

Robin Kundis Craig

University of Utah

450

54

17

Robert Glicksman

George Washington University

440

66

 

Sidney Shapiro

Wake Forest University

440

71

19

Cary Coglianese

University of Pennsylvania

430

54

20

Orly Lobel

University of San Diego

420

45

21

James Salzman

University of California, Los Angeles (part-time)

395

54

22

Douglas Kysar

Yale University

390

45

 

Mark Seidenfeld

Florida State University

390

64

 

Christopher Yoo

University of Pennsylvania

390

54

25

Jacob Gersen

Harvard University

375

45

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in these public law areas

   
 

Cass Sunstein

Harvard University

4955

64

 

William Eskridge

Yale University

2160

67

 

Thomas Merrill

Columbia University

1595

69

 

Adrian Vermeule

Harvard University

1385

50

 

Daniel Farber

University of California, Berkeley

1365

64

 

August 21, 2018 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

Monday, August 20, 2018

Chicago Alumni and Fellows on the teaching market 2018-19

This post is strictly for schools that expect to do hiring this year.

In order to protect the privacy of our candidates, please e-mail me at bleiter@uchicago.edu to get a copy of the narrative profiles of our candidates, including hyperlinks to their homepages.  All these candidates will be in the first FAR distribution.

We have an excellent group of eleven candidates this year (eight alumni, one of whom is also a Bigelow; two additional Bigelow Fellows; and one Behavioral Law & Economics Fellow), who cover many curricular areas including intellectual property, civil procedure, jurisprudence, evidence, federal courts, criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice, torts, antitrust, professional responsibility, trial advocacy, legislation, contracts, international law and organizations, human rights, immigration law, administrative law, remedies, bankruptcy, financial institutions, corporate law, corporate finance, empirical legal studies, federal income tax, tax policy, patents, securities regulation, and international business transactions, among other areas.

Our candidates include former federal appellate clerks; Law Review editors; VAPs and Fellows at leading law schools; JD/PhDs in Philosophy, Economics, Linguistics, Managerial Economics & Strategy, and Political Science; and accomplished practitioners as well as scholars.  Almost all have publications, sometimes multiple publications, and all have writing samples available upon request.

If when you e-mail, you tell me a bit about your hiring needs, I can supply some more information about all these candidates, since we have vetted them all at some point in the recent past.

August 20, 2018 in Faculty News | Permalink

Sunday, August 19, 2018

20 Most-Cited Criminal Law and Procedure Faculty in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017 (UPDATED AND CORRECTED)

 Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the twenty most-cited criminal law and procedure 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).  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

Orin Kerr

University of Southern California

1300

47

2

Rachel Barkow

New York University

  775

47

3

Christopher Slobogin

Vanderbilt University

  770

67

4

Brandon Garrett

Duke University

  750

43

5

Paul Robinson

University of Pennsylvania

  690

70

6

Michael Tonry

University of Minnesota

  585

73

7

Stephen Schulhofer

New York University

  535

76

8

Carol Steiker

Harvard University

  530

60

9

Jeffrey Fagan

Columbia University

  515

72

10

Franklin Zimring

University of California, Berkeley

  510

76

11

David Sklansky

Stanford University

  500

59

12

Ronald Wright

Wake Forest University

  490

59

13

Bernard Harcourt

Columbia University

  470

55

14

Nancy King

Vanderbilt University

  455

60

15

George Fletcher

Columbia University

  435

79

16

Richard McAdams

University of Chicago

  405

58

17

David Garland

New York University

  390

63

18

Erik Luna

Arizona State University

  375

47

19

Tracey Meares

Yale University

  360

51

20

Paul Butler

Georgetown University

  355

57

 

David Harris

University of Pittsburgh

  355

61

 

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

 

   
 

Dan Kahan

Yale University

1025

55

 

Larry Alexander

University of San Diego

  680

75

 

Kent Greenawalt

Columbia University

  575

82

 

Gabriel (Jack) Chin

University of California, Davis

  530

54

 

Michael S. Moore

University of Illinois

  470

75

 

August 19, 2018 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

Friday, August 17, 2018

10 Most-Cited Commercial Law scholars in U.S., 2013-2017 (UPDATED AND CORRECTED)

Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the ten most-cited commercial 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).  "Commercial law" here also includes contracts and bankruptcy.  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."  

Commercial Law (incl. contracts and bankruptcy)

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2018

1

Robert E. Scott

Columbia University

890

74

2

Steven Schwarcz

Duke University

615

69

3

Omri Ben-Shahar

University of Chicago

570

56

4

Alan Schwartz

Yale University

540

78

5

Douglas Baird

University of Chicago

515

65

6

Oren Bar-Gill

Harvard University

505

43

7

Adam Levitin

Georgetown University

475

42

8

Ronald J. Mann

Columbia University

375

57

9

Lynn LoPucki

University of California, Los Angeles

330

74

10

Jay Westbrook

University of Texas, Austin

300

75

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Eric Posner

University of Chicago

2340

53

 

Randy Barnett

Georgetown University

1055

66

 

Geoffrey Miller

New York University

  990

68

 

David Skeel

University of Pennsylvania

  630

57

 

David Hoffman

University of Pennsylvania

  580

42

 

August 17, 2018 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

Thursday, August 16, 2018

First FAR distribution: only 344 candidates!

I'm surprised there are so few, but that is good news for job seekers since it appears there will be even more schools hiring this year than last.

August 16, 2018 in Advice for Academic Job Seekers, Faculty News | Permalink

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

20 Most-Cited Corporate Law and Securities Regulation Scholars in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017

Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the twenty most-cited corporate law and securities regulation 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).  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."

CORPORATE LAW & SECURITIES REGULATION

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2018

1

John Coffee, Jr.

Columbia University

1310

74

2

Lucian Bebchuk

Harvard University

  985

63

3

Stephen Bainbridge

University of California, Los Angeles

  950

60

4

Ronald Gilson

Columbia University

  820

72

5

Reinier Kraakman

Harvard University

  735

69

6

Stephen Choi

New York University

  685

52

7

Donald Langevoort

Georgetown University

  670

67

8

Henry Hansmann

Yale University

  650

73

9

Jill Fisch

University of Pennsylvania

  625

58

10

Steven Davidoff Solomon

University of California, Berkeley

  600

47

11

Robert Thompson

Georgetown University

  585

69

12

Roberta Romano

Yale University

  580

66

13

James Cox

Duke University

  530

75

14

Thomas Hazen

University of North Carolilna, Chapel Hill

  520

71

 

Mark Roe

Harvard University

  520

67

16

Bernard Black

Northwestern University

  515

65

17

Jeffrey Gordon

Columbia University

  500

68

 

Marcel Kahan

New York University

  500

56

19

William Wilson Bratton

University of Pennsylvania

  480

67

20

Edward Rock

New York University

  445

62

 

Other high-cited scholars who work partly in this area

     
 

Jonathan Macey

Yale University

1140

63

 

David Skeel

University of Pennsylvania

   630

57

August 15, 2018 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Ten Most-Cited Law Faculty in the United States for the period 2013-2017

Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the ten most-cited 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).  Numbers are rounded to the nearest five.

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Area(s)

Age in 2018

1

Cass Sunstein

Harvard University

4955

Constitutional, Administrative, and Environmental Law, Behavioral Law & Economics

64

2

Erwin Chemerinsky

University of California, Berkeley

2590

Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure

65

3

Eric Posner

University of Chicago

2340

Law & Economics, International Law, Commercial Law, Contracts

53

4

Mark Lemley

Stanford University

2200

Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw

52

5

Richard Epstein

New York University, University of Chicago

2165

Constitutional Law, Torts, Law & Economics

75

6

William Eskridge, Jr.

Yale University

2160

Constitutional Law, Legislation

67

7

Akhil Amar

Yale University

1600

Constitutional Law

60

8

Thomas Merrill

Columbia University

1595

Administrative, Constitutional, and Property Law

69

9

Mark Tushnet

Harvard University

1590

Constitutional Law, Legal History

72

10

Jack M. Balkin

Yale University

1580

Constitutional Law, Cyberlaw

62

 

August 14, 2018 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink