September 19, 2018

10 Most-Cited Antitrust Faculty in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017

Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the  ten most-cited antitrust faculty in U.S. law schools 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

Herbert Hovenkamp

University of Pennsylvania

985

70

2

Joshua Wright

George Mason University

560

41

3

Michael Carrier

Rutgers University

400

48

4

Daniel Crane

University of Michigan

355

48

5

William Kovacic

George Washington University

345

66

6

C. Scott Hemphill

New York University

305

45

7

Christopher Leslie

University of California, Irvine

290

54

8

D. Daniel Sokol

University of Florida

250

44

9

Spencer Waller

Loyola University, Chicago

220

61

10

Timothy Muris

George Mason University

215

69

 

Runner-up

     
 

Bruce Koboyashi

George Mason University

210

59

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Mark Lemley

Stanford University

2200

52

 

Louis Kaplow

Harvard University

1080

62

 

Einer Elhauge

Harvard University

  645

57

 

George Priest

Yale University

  480

65

 

Douglas Ginsburg

George Mason University

  400

72

 


September 19, 2018 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

September 18, 2018

Most-Cited Health Law Scholars, 2013-2017, inside and outside law faculties

Mark Hall (Wake Forest) and Glenn Cohen (Harvard) have compiled a list of most-cited health law faculty using the Sisk data, but including some folks who do not teach in law schools, making it a bit less comparable to the lists I've been posting.  Also, given the small volume of citations in this field, I wouldn't assign much weight to results outside the top 10-15.


September 18, 2018 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

September 14, 2018

20 Most-Cited International Law & Security Scholars in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017

Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the twenty most-cited international law and security faculty 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

Jack Goldsmith

Harvard University

1220

56

2

Harold Koh

Yale University

1070

64

3

Curtis Bradley

Duke University

  835

54

4

Oona Hathaway

Yale University

  655

46

5

Philip Alston

New York University

  510

68

6

Andrew Guzman

University of Southern California

  480

51

 

Jose Alvarez

New York University

  480

63

8

W. Michael Resiman

Yale University

  475

79

9

Kal Raustiala

University of California, Los Angeles

  460

52

10

Alan Sykes

Stanford University

  445

64

11

Ryan Goodman

New York University

  390

48

12

Gregory Shaffer

University of California, Irvine

  380

60

13

Laurence Helfer

Duke University

  375

53

14

Benedict Kingsbury

New York University

  330

57

15

Sean Murphy

George Washington University

  320

58

16

David Kennedy

Harvard University

  315

64

17

Bruno Simma

University of Michigan

  300

77

18

William Dodge

University of California, Davis

  290

54

 

Robert Chesney

University of Texas, Austin

  290

47

 

Peter Spiro

Temple University

  290

57

   

Runners-up

   
 

Daniel Bodansky

Arizona State University

  285

62

 

Michael Scharf

Case Western Reserve University

  280

55

 

Beth Simmons

University of Pennsylvaina

  280

60

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Eric Posner

University of Chicago

2330

53

 

John Yoo

University of California, Berkeley

  955

51

 

Stephen Vladeck

University of Texas, Austin

  455

39

 

Michael Ramsey

University of San Diego

  350

54

 


September 14, 2018 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

September 11, 2018

10 Most-Cited Torts/Insurance Faculty in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017 (UPDATED AND CORRECTED)

Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the ten most-cited torts/insurance law professors (several on the list below work at the intersection of insurance and tort law) 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" (I usually list no more than five in this category, except where the fifth and sixth are very close in total cites.

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2018

1

John C.P. Goldberg

Harvard University

445

57

2

Benjamin Zipursky

Fordham University

405

58

3

Tom Baker

University of Pennsylvania

375

59

4

Catherine Sharkey

New York University

350

48

5

Kenneth Abraham

University of Virginia

315

72

 

Robert Rabin

Stanford University

315

79

7

David Rosenberg

Harvard University

275

75 (est.)

8

Anita Bernstein

Brooklyn Law School

200

57

9

Daniel Schwarcz

University of Minnesota

195

40

 

Stephen Sugarman

University of California, Berkeley

195

76

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in these areas

   
 

Richard Epstein

New York University; University of Chicago

2165

75

 

Steven Shavell

Harvard University

1245

72

 

Saul Levmore

University of Chicago

  415

65

 

Douglas Kysar

Yale University

  390

45

 

Keith Hylton

Boston University

  375

58


September 11, 2018 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

September 05, 2018

More to come in specialty rankings...

...although not until next week (and after) as I'm participating in a conference in Europe for the next few days.  Family law, Critical Theories of Law, Evidence, Property, International Law, Antitrust, Legal Ethics/Legal Profession and perhaps others still to come.   Please do not e-mail me about possible errors until Tuesday, September 11, when I will once again have regular access to the Internet and to Westlaw.


September 5, 2018 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

September 04, 2018

10 Most-Cited Civil Procedure Faculty in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017 (UPDATED AND CORRECTED)

Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the ten most-cited civil procedure faculty 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."     

This is the first ranking to incorporate the Sichelman data for multi-author articles (here affecting Issacharoff and G. Miller).  I will be updating some of the older rankings soon; the biggest effect on already published rankings will be on the law & social science category. 

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2018

1

Arthur Miller

New York University

1105

84

2

Judith Resnik

Yale University

  940

68

3

Kevin Clermont

Cornell University

  520

73

4

Stephen Burbank

University of Pennsylvania

  460

71

5

Myriam Gilles

Cardozo Law School/Yeshiva University

  370

47

6

Richard Marcus

University of California, Hastings

  360

70

7

Deborah Hensler

Stanford University

  350

76

8

Linda Mullenix

University of Texas, Austin

  305

68

9

James Pfander

Northwestern University

  300

62

10

A. Benjamin Spencer

University of Virginia

  280

44

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Samuel Issacharoff

New York University

 1000

64

 

Geoffrey Miller

New York University

  990

68

 

Martin Redish

Northwestern University

  975

73

 

Pamela Karlan

Stanford University

  670

59

 

Robert Bone

University of Texas, Austin

  555

67

 


September 4, 2018 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

September 03, 2018

20 Most-Cited Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Scholars in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017

 Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the twenty most-cited intellectual property and/or cyberlaw 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

Mark Lemley

Stanford University

2200

52

2

Robert Merges

University of California, Berkeley

  920

59

3

Pamela Samuelson

University of California, Berkeley

  685

70

4

Dan Burk

University of California, Irvine

  670

56

5

Rochelle Dreyfuss

New York University

  625

71

6

Julie Cohen

Georgetown University

  620

54

 

Timothy Wu

Columbia University

  620

46

8

Peter Menell

University of California, Berkeley

  600

60

9

John Duffy

University of Virginia

  595

55

10

Rebecca Tushnet

Harvard University

  545

45

11

Michael Meurer

Boston University

  520

60

12

Yochai Benkler

Harvard University

  475

54

13

Jay Kesan

University of Illinois

  460

56

14

Rebecca Eisenberg

University of Michigan

  455

63

15

Jane Ginsburg

Columbia University

  450

63

16

Colleen Chien

Santa Clara University

  435

44

17

Dennis Crouch

University of Missouri, Columbia

  425

43

 

Jessica Litman

University of Michigan

  425

65

19

Ted Sichelman

University of San Diego

  420

47

20

Eric Goldman

Santa Clara University

  400

50

   

Other highly cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Jack Balkin

Yale University

1580

61

 

Lawrence Lessig

Harvard University

1430

57

 

Daniel Solove

George Washington University

1060

46

 

Gideon Parchomovsky

University of Pennsylvlania

  620

50

 

Robert Bone

University of Texas, Austin

  555

67

 

Danielle Citron

University of Maryland

  545

50

 


September 3, 2018 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

August 31, 2018

15 Most-Cited Law & Social Science (excluding economics) faculty in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017 (UPDATED AND CORRECTED)

 Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the fifteen most-cited law & social science (excluding economics) faculty 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 is meant to capture scholars who work under the "law & society" rubric and/or who deploy methodologies from psychology, sociology, political science and anthropology to law, including empirical legal studies scholars.  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."  

The updates and changes incorporate the Sichelman data for multi-author articles which affected many faculty here, including Rachlinski, Hoffman, Guthrie, Heise and Braman.

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2018

1

Tom Tyler

Yale University

985

68

2

Lee Epstein

Washington University, St. Louis

840

60

3

Jeffrey Rachlinski

Cornell University

725

52

4

Tom Ginsburg

University of Chicago

695

50

5

David Hoffman

University of Pennsylvania

580

42

6

Chris Guthrie

Vanderbilt University

530

51

7

John Ferejohn

New York University

500

74

8

Malcolm Feeley

University of California, Berkeley

440

76

9

Charles Sabel

Columbia University

435

71

10

Linda Hamilton Krieger

University of Hawaii

425

64

11

Michael Heise

Cornell University

395

58

 

Jonathan Simon

University of California, Berkeley

395

59

13

Herbert Kritzer

University of Minnesota

385

71

14

Anne Joseph O’Connell

Stanford University

375

48

15

Donald Braman

George Washington University

370

49

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Dan Kahan

Yale University

1025

52

 

G. Mitu Gulati

Duke University

  735

50

 

Brian Tamanaha

Washington University, St. Louis

  685

61

 

Bernard Black

Northwestern University

  515

65

 

Carrie Menkel-Meadow

University of California, Irvine

  465

69

 

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August 31, 2018 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

August 29, 2018

Correcting for the problem of multi-author articles cited as "John Smith et al." in citation studies

Ted Sichelman (San Diego) contacted me with a proposed solution to the problem of undercounting multi-author articles in citation studies, a problem that washes out at the school level, but not necessarily at the level of individual authors, as noted before.  Prof. Sichelman here explains what he did:

Using the HeinOnline citation data, which does not suffer from multi-author limitations, I examined every 3+-author article with a large number (70+) of all-time citations in HeinOnline (as of late 2016), because articles with fewer citations are very unlikely to have any sizable effect on the most-cited lists (which I confirmed for a medium-sized sample set). For each second and later-listed author of these highly cited articles, I estimated a high number of "missing" citation counts in Westlaw's "law review & journals" database for the period 2013-17. Then, using this high-estimate missing count, Brian examined the raw data from Sisk et al. to determine if any author in the Hein-generated list might make a most-cited list (who didn't originally) or might substantially move up a list in ranking. Next, for each of the authors Brian flagged, I searched Westlaw to determine the missing (Westlaw) citation count (using the Sisk et al. methodology) for the period 2013-17 in two phases (providing information to Brian in each phase), generating accurate counts of missing citations for flagged authors. For completeness, these final counts included missing Westlaw citations not only for highly cited articles, but all articles in HeinOnline with more than 10 citations (as of late 2016) published since 1995 (other than for Mark Lemley and Cass Sunstein, because the additional citations for their less highly cited articles would not materially increase their cite counts). If you have any questions on the methodology, please feel free to email me (tsichelman@sandiego.edu).

I am grateful to Prof. Sichelman for undertaking this and sharing the results with me.  I will be updating some earlier rankings (no dramatic differences, but some slight ones) and incorporating this data into the specialty area citation rankings to come.


August 29, 2018 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

August 28, 2018

Which law school's alumni are in the first FAR?

This sometimes includes LLM and SJDs, as well as laterals:

1.  Harvard University (28)

2.  New York University (25)

3.  Yale University (20)

4.  Columbia University (15)

5.  Stanford University (12)

5.  University of Michigan (12)

7.  University of California, Berkeley (11)

8.  University of Chicago (9)

9.  University of California, Los Angeles (8)

9.  University of Pennsylvania (8)

11. University of Texas, Austin (7)

12. University of Virginia (6)

13.  Northwestern University (5)

14. Cornell University (3)

14.  Duke University (3)

14. University of Minnesota (3)

Apart from NYU, which has far too many candidates on the market, these numbers look about right given past placement performance.


August 28, 2018 in Advice for Academic Job Seekers, Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink