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

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

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

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

May 11, 2016

Sarah Lawsky's entry-level hiring report for 2015-16--plus the percentage of successful job seekers from each school

Professor Lawsky (currently UC Irvine, moving this fall to Northwestern) has produced her annual, informative report on rookie hiring this year.  As she notes, it reflects only those who accepted tenure-track jobs, not tenure-track offers.  (This matters for Chicago this year, since two alumni turned down tenure-track offers for personal reasons; as I noted earlier, 75% of our JD and LLM candidates on the market received tenure-track offers.)

Here are the statistics based on the percentage of JD, LLM and SJD (or Law PhD) seekers from each school who accepted a tenure-track position this year (I excluded clinical and LRW jobs, since that market operates differently from the market for "doctrinal" faculty--there were 80 of the latter, as I had estimated--a 20% uptick from recent years, but still about half of the pre-recession numbers); only schools that placed at least two candidates and which had at least nine job seekers* are listed:

1.  University of Chicago (58%: 7 of 12)

2.  Yale University (50%:  21 of 42)

3.  Stanford University (42%:  8 of 19)

4.  Columbia University (29%:  6 of 21)

5.  Harvard University (27%:  12 of 45)

6.  New York University (24%:  7 of 29)

7.  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (22%:  2 of 9)

8.  University of California, Berkeley (19%:  3 of 16)

9.  University of Virginia (17%:  2 of 12)

UCLA had just five job seekers, but two (40%) got tenure-track jobs.

*I used 9 rather than 10 is the cut-off, since Michigan was just under ten, but still had enough candidates to make the figure somewhat meaningful.


May 11, 2016 in Advice for Academic Job Seekers, Faculty News, Of Academic Interest, Rankings, Student Advice | Permalink

May 04, 2016

Three-year federal clerkship placement rates

Interesting chart, though note two things about the data:  first, it includes both district and circuit court placement, without distinguishing between them; and second, it includes only clerkships secured before graduation from law school.  With the current turmoil in the clerkship market, securing federal clerkships after graduation is increasingly common.  One thing that leaps out is that being a regional powerhouse is advantageous for clerkship placement.


May 4, 2016 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

April 25, 2016

Corporate Practice Commentator's "Top 10" articles of 2015

The Corporate Practice Commentator is pleased to announce the results of its twenty-second annual poll to select the ten best corporate and securities articles.  Teachers in corporate and securities law were asked to select the best corporate and securities articles from a list of articles published and indexed in legal journals during 2015.  More than 540 articles were on this year’s list.  Because of the vagaries of publication, indexing, and mailing, some articles published in 2015 have a 2014 date, and not all articles containing a 2015 date were published and indexed in time to be included in this year’s list.  Because of ties, there are 12 articles on this year’s list.

The articles, listed in alphabetical order of the initial author, are:

Bartlett, Robert P. III. Do Institutional Investors Value the Rule 10b-5 Private Right of Action? Evidence from Investors' Trading Behavior following Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd. 44 J. Legal Stud. 183-227 (2015).

Bebchuk, Lucian, Alon Brav and Wei Jiang. The Long-term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism. 115 Colum. L. Rev. 1085-1155 (2015).

Bratton, William W. and Michael L. Wachter. Bankers and Chancellors. 93 Tex. L. Rev. 1-84 (2014).

Cain, Matthew D. and Steven Davidoff Solomon. A Great Game: The Dynamics of State Competition and Litigation. 100 Iowa L. Rev. 465-500 (2015).

Casey, Anthony J. The New Corporate Web: Tailored Entity Partitions and Creditors' Selective Enforcement. 124 Yale L. J. 2680-2744 (2015).

Coates, John C. IV. Cost-benefit Analysis of Financial Regulation: Case Studies and Implications. 124 Yale L .J. 882-1011 (2015).

Edelman, Paul H., Randall S. Thomas and Robert B. Thompson. Shareholder Voting in an Age of Intermediary Capitalism. 87 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1359-1434 (2014).

Fisch, Jill E., Sean J. Griffith and Steven Davidoff Solomon. Confronting the Peppercorn Settlement in Merger Litigation: An Empirical Analysis and a Proposal for Reform. 93 Tex. L. Rev. 557-624 (2015).

Fried, Jesse M. The Uneasy Case for Favoring Long-term Shareholders. 124 Yale L. J. 1554-1627 (2015).

Judge, Kathryn. Intermediary Influence. 82 U. Chi. L. Rev. 573-642 (2015).

Kahan, Marcel and Edward Rock. Symbolic Corporate Governance Politics. 94 B.U. L. Rev. 1997 (2014).

Velikonja, Urska. Public Compensation for Private Harm: Evidence from the SEC's Fair Fund Distributions. 67 Stan. L. Rev. 331-395 (2015).

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The authors represent the following institutions (based on fall 2016 affiliations):  Penn (3), Harvard (3), Berkeley (3), NYU (2), Vanderbilt (2), Columbia (1), Chicago (1), Georgetown (1), Emory (1), and Fordham (1) as well as  the business schools at Duke (1) and Columbia (1).


April 25, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink