July 27, 2016

10 Most-Cited Family Law Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive) [CORRECTED]

Once again, this draws on the data from the 2015 Sisk study:    

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Martha Fineman

Emory University

  580

66

2

Naomi Cahn

George Washington University

  540

58

3

Elizabeth Scott

Columbia University

  520

71

4

Lynn Wardle

Brigham Young University

  380

69

5

Mark Strasser

Capital University

  360

61

6

June Carbone

University of Minnesota

  340

62

 

Nancy Polikoff

American University

  340

64

 

Robin Wilson

University of Illinois

  340

48

9

Joanna Grossman

Southern Methodist University

  310

48

10

Susan Appleton

Washington University, St. Louis

  260

68

   

Runners-up:

   
 

Jill Hasday

University of Minnesota

  250

44

 

Carol Sanger

Columbia University

  250

68

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Martha Minow

Harvard University

1160

62

 

Janet Halley

Harvard University

  420

64

 

Katharine Bartlett

Duke University

  380

69

 

Mary Anne Case

University of Chicago

  330

59

 

I. Glenn Cohen       

Harvard University

  320    

38

 


July 27, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

July 26, 2016

Annals of "bullshit" rankings

Rankings are fun, sure, but it's good to figure out wheter the metric means something (anything!) lest one produce nonsense.  Case in point:  ranking law reviews by Google Scholar h-indices.  The problem (we've encountered it in philosophy in the past, but now everyone there knows Google  Scholar is worthless for measuring journal impact) is that there is no control for the volume of publishing by each journal, so any journal that publishes more pages and articles per year will do better than a peer journal with the same actual impact that publishes fewer articles and pages.

UPDATE:  In the case of philosophy, Synthese was the number 1 journal in "impact" according to the nonsense Google number--this was obviously ludicrous, as everyone in academic philosophy knew.  But Synthese also publishes five to ten times as many articles per year as the actual leading journals in the field.  One philosopher adjusted the results for volume of publication, and lo and behold, Synthese rank fell dramatically.


July 26, 2016 in Rankings | Permalink

July 25, 2016

Most-Cited lists: what's coming

Two more subject-matter areas:  Family Law and Legal Ethics/Legal Profession/Professional Responsibility.  And then a list of schools by the per capita rate at which their tenured faculty made one of the many most-cited lists.   I should have these lists out by mid-August at the latest.


July 25, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

July 21, 2016

Ten Most-Cited Antitrust Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

  Once again, this draws on the data from the 2015 Sisk study:    

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Herbert Hovenkamp

University of Iowa

1070

68

2

Daniel Crane

University of Michigan

  400

46

3

William Kovacic

George Washington University

  390

64

 

Joshua Wright

George Mason University

  390

39

5

Michael Carrier

Rutgers University (Camden)

  370

47

6

Christopher Leslie

University of California, Irvine

  340

52

 

Daniel Rubinfeld

New York University

  340

71

8

C. Scott Hemphill

New York University

  310

43

9

Spencer Waller

Loyola University, Chicago

  280

59

10

Timothy Muris

George Mason University

  250

67

   

Runners-up for the top ten

   
 

Jonathan Baker

American University

  240

61

 

Fred McChesney

University of Miami

  240

68

 

William Page

University of Florida

  240

65

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Mark Lemley

Stanford University

2400

50

 

Louis Kaplow

Harvard University

1150

60

 

Einer Elhauge

Harvard University

  680

55

 

George Priest

Yale University

  570

63

 

Keith Hylton

Boston University

  440

56

 


July 21, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

July 18, 2016

Ten Most-Cited Torts/Products Liability/Insurance Law Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

 Once again, this draws on the data from the 2015 Sisk study:   

 

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

John C.P. Goldberg

Harvard University

  550

55

2

Benjamin Zipursky

Fordham University

  470

56

3

Tom Baker

University of Pennsylvania

  450

57

4

Robert Rabin

Stanford University

  410

77

5

Catherine Sharkey

New York University

  400

46

6

Kenneth Abraham

University of Virginia

  350

70

7

Anita Bernstein

Brooklyn Law School

  290

55

 

Stephen Sugarman

University of California, Berkeley

  290

74

9

David Rosenberg

Harvard University

  270

73 (est.)

10

Michael Green

Wake Forest University

  240

66

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in these areas

   
 

Richard Epstein

New York University; University of Chicago

2680

73

 

Steven Shavell

Harvard University

1340

70

 

Saul Levmore

University of Chicago

  550

63

 

Keith Hylton

Boston University

  440

56


July 18, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

July 06, 2016

Most-Cited Critical Theory Law Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

This includes faculty who work in critical race theory, feminist legal theory, and critical legal studies (though the latter has been moribund for some time).  Once again, this draws on the data from the 2015 Sisk study:   

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Martha Minow

Harvard University

1160

62

2

Richard Delgado

University of Alabama

  860

76

3

Catharine MacKinnon

University of Michigan

  730

70

4

Kimberle Crenshaw

Columbia University; University of

California, Los Angeles

  650

57

5

Robin West

Georgetown University

  610

62

6

Martha Fineman

Emory University

  580

66

7

Michelle Alexander

Ohio State University

  550

49

8

Angela Harris

University of California, Davis

  540

55

9

Joan Williams

University of California, Hastings

  530

64

10

Jerry Kang

University of California, Los Angeles

  520

48

 

Dorothy Roberts

University of Pennsylvania

  520

60

12

Lani Guinier

Harvard University

  500

66

13

Charles Lawrence

University of Hawaii

  490

73

14

Ian Haney Lopez

University of California, Berkeley

  470

52

15

Devon Carbado

University of California, Los Angeles

  460

50

16

Elizabeth Schneider

Brooklyn Law School

  450

68

17

Randall Kennedy

Harvard University

  430

62

18

Charles Ogletree

Harvard University

  410

64

19

Katharine Bartlett

Duke University

  380

69

20

Katherine Franke

Columbia University

  370

57

   

Runner-up for the top twenty

   
 

Ruth Colker

Ohio State University

  360

60

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in critical theories of law

   
 

Mark Tushnet

Harvard University

1880

71

 

Jack Balkin

Yale University

1710

59

 

Deborah Rhode

Stanford University

1080

64

 

G. Mitu Gulati

Duke University

  860

50

 


July 6, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

July 05, 2016

Number of "highly-cited" law faculty by school

So far, we've covered 15 specialty areas (putting to one side the "ten most-cited list" all of whom showed up elsewhere obviously):   Constitutional & Public Law, Corporate Law & Securities Regulation, Commercial Law, International Law, Administrative and/or Environmental Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Intellectual Property, Civil Procedure, Property, Tax, Evidence, Law & Economics, Law & Social Science (excluding Economics), Legal History, and Law & Philosophy.   Some more areas will be coming during the summer, but now seems a good time to take a look a the breakdown of faculty affiliations.  Schools differ in faculty size, of course, so I've put them into three rough clusters--the number of ranked faculty (no one was counted twice, even if they appeared more than once) appears in parentheses after the school.  I only listed schools with at least five faculty on the lists.

Schools with roughly 80-100 tenured faculty

New York University (22)

Harvard University (21)

Georgetown University (10)

Schools with roughly 50-65 tenured faculty

Yale University (22)

Columbia University (17)

University of California, Berkeley (15)

University of California, Los Angeles (10)

George Washington University (7)

University of Texas, Austin (7)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (6)

University of Virginia (5)

Schools with roughly 45 or fewer tenured faculty

University of Chicago (13)

Stanford University (12)

Duke University (9)

University of Pennsylvania (9)

Vanderbilt University (8)

Cornell University (7)

Northwestern University (6)

University of California, Irvine (5)

University of Minnesota (5) 


July 5, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

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

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