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

June 21, 2016

15 Most-Cited Law & Social Science (excluding economics) Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

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

 

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Tom Tyler

Yale University

920

66

2

Lee Epstein

Washington University, St. Louis

850

58

3

Frank Cross

University of Texas, Austin

800

61

4

Jeffrey Rachlinski

Cornell University

770

50

5

Tom Ginsburg

University of Chicago

710

48

6

Chris Guthrie

Vanderbilt University

550

49

7

John Ferejohn

New York University

530

72

8

Linda Hamilton Krieger

University of Hawaii

500

62

9

Bryant Garth

University of California, Irvine

480

67

 

Charles Sabel

Columbia University

480

69

11

Herbert Kritzer

University of Minnesota

460

69

12

Malcolm Feeley

University of California, Berkeley

450

74

 

Michael Heise

Cornell University

450

56

14

David Hoffman

Temple University

440

40

15

David Garland

New York University

420

61

 

Jonathan Simon

University of California, Berkeley

420

57

 

Runner-up:

 

   
 

Mathew McCubbins

Duke University

410

60

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Dan Kahan

Yale University

1110

53

 

G. Mitu Gulati

Duke University

  860

50

 

Bernard Black

Northwestern University

  630

63

 

Carrie Menkel-Meadow

University of California, Irvine

  590

67

 

Bernard Harcourt

Columbia University

  430

53


June 21, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

June 14, 2016

20 Most-Cited Intellectual Propery & Cyberlaw Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

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

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Mark Lemley

Stanford University

2400

50

2

Robert Merges

University of California, Berkeley

1030

57

3

Dan Burk

University of California, Irvine

  780

54

4

Pamela Samuelson

University of California, Berkeley

  760

68

5

Rochelle Dreyfuss

New York University

  700

69

6

John Duffy

University of Virginia

  680

53

7

Julie Cohen

Georgetown University

  660

52

8

Timothy Wu

Columbia University

  640

44

9

Jane Ginsburg

Columbia University

  610

61

 

Peter Menell

University of California, Berkeley

  610

58

11

Yochai Benkler

Harvard University

  600

52

 

Jessica Litman

University of Michigan

  600

63

13

Rebecca Tushnet

Georgetown University

  570

43

14

Rebecca Eisenberg

University of Michigan

  560

61

15

Michael Meurer

Boston University

  530

58

16

Jamie Boyle

Duke University

  480

57

 

Paul Goldstein

Stanford University

  480

73

18

Eric Goldman

Santa Clara University

  460

48

 

Arti Rai

Duke University

  460

50

20

Neil Netanel

University of California, Los Angeles

  450

62

   

Other highly cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Lawrence Lessig

Harvard University

1720

55

 

Jack Balkin

Yale University

1710

59

 

Daniel Solove

George Washington University

  940

44

 

Robert Bone

University of Texas, Austin

  700

65

 

Gideon Parchomovsky

University of Pennsylvlania

  650

48

 


June 14, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

June 06, 2016

Lighter blogging during the summer, plus an update on "most cited" lists

I'll be doing less blogging during the summer, but will have occasional updates--things will pick up again in August.   I'll also have some additions to the "most cited" lists during the summer.  To answer a question that comes up a fair bit regarding highly cited faculty who work in different areas of law:  based on a sample of results, we treat faculty as highly cited in a particular field if about 75-80% of the cites are to work in that field.


June 6, 2016 in Faculty News, Navel-Gazing, Rankings | Permalink

June 01, 2016

20 Most-Cited International Law Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive) (corrected June 1)

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

 

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Jack Goldsmith

Harvard University

1610

54

2

Harold Koh

Yale University

1350

62

3

Curtis Bradley

Duke University

  970

52

4

Philip Alston

New York University

  710

66

5

Andrew Guzman

University of Southern California

  630

49

6

W. Michael Reisman

Yale University

  610

77

7

Jose Alvarez

New York University

  570

61

8

Kal Raustiala

University of California, Los Angeles

  560

50

9

Oona Hathaway

Yale University

  550

44

10

Robert Chesney

University of Texas, Austin

  460

45

 

Alan Sykes

Stanford University

  460

62

12

Laurence Helfer

Duke University

  450

51

13

Ryan Goodman

New York University

  420

46

 

David Kennedy

Harvard University

  420

62

 

Jordan Paust

University of Houston

  420

73

16

Benedict Kingsbury

New York University

  400

55

17

Robert Howse

New York University

  380

58

 

Michael Scharf

Case Western Reserve University

  380

53

 

Bruno Simma

University of Michigan

  380

75

20

Sean Murphy

George Washington University

  370

56

 

Gregory Shaffer

University of California, Irvine

  370

58

   

Runners-up

   
 

Daniel Bodansky

Arizona State University

  350

60

 

Steven Ratner

University of Michigan

  350

57

 

Derek Jinks

University of Texas, Austin

  340

49

 

Peter Spiro

Temple University

  340

55

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in this area

   
 

Eric Posner

University of Chicago

2470

51

 

John Yoo

University of California, Berkeley

1250

49

 


June 1, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

May 31, 2016

Twenty Most-Cited Constitutional & Public Law Faculty in the United States, 2010-2014 (inclusive) (corrected as of May 31)

Once again, this draws on the data from the 2015 Sisk study.  I have included here some scholars whose work straddles constitutional and administrative law (e.g., Sunstein, Vermeule), but I will do a separate listing that will include administrative law scholars with little or no general constitutional law work in their profile.  As with all these listings, only non-emeritus faculty at U.S. law schools are included. 

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Cass Sunstein

Harvard University

5480

62

2

Erwin Chemerinsky

University of California, Irvine

2940

63

3

William Eskridge, Jr.

Yale University

2180

65

4

Mark Tushnet

Harvard University

1880

71

5

Akhil Amar

Yale University

1790

58

6

Laurence Tribe

Harvard University

1680

75

7

Bruce Ackerman

Yale University

1730

73

8

Jack Balkin

Yale University

1710

59

9

Richard Fallon

Harvard University

1510

64

10

Robert Post

Yale University

1390

69

11

Adrian Vermeule

Harvard University

1360

48

12

Reva Siegel

Yale University

1340

60

13

Eugene Volokh

University of California, Los Angeles

1210*

48

14

Sanford Levinson

University of Texas, Austin

1190

75

15

Michael McConnell

Stanford University

1180

61

16

Michael Dorf

Cornell University

1140

52

17

Martin Redish

Northwestern University

1110

71

18

Barry Friedman

New York University

1040

58

19

Richard Pildes

New York University

  940

58

20

Steven Calabresi

Northwestern University

  910

58

   

Runner-up

   
 

David Cole

Georgetown University

  900

58

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in constitutional and public law

   
 

Richard Epstein

New York University, University of Chicago

2680

73

 

Frederick Schauer

University of Virginia

1720

70

 

Daniel Farber

University of California, Berkeley

1660

66

 

John Yoo

University of California, Berkeley

1250

49

 

Randy Barnett

Georgetown University

1180

64

*Adjusted downwards by 5% (to arrive at 1210) to reflect cites to blog posts unrelated to his scholarship (many blog posts were in fact related, those were not excluded).

 


May 31, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

May 30, 2016

20 Most-Cited Administrative and/or Environmental Law Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive) (corrected)

Once again, drawing on the data from the 2015 Sisk study, though this category is admittedbly slightly more artificial than some of the others.   Some of the faculty below work in administrative law, but do no work in environmental; some work in both; and some work in other areas of regulatory law, like telecommunications, which overlap with administrative law.  Administrative law scholars with a significant constitutional dimension to their work were included in a prior ranking.  

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2016

1

Richard Stewart

New York University

880

76

2

Jody Freeman

Harvard University

780

52

 

Richard J. Pierce, Jr.

George Washington University

780

73

4

Richard Revesz

New York University

720

58

5

J.B. Ruhl

Vanderbilt University

700

58

6

Gary Lawson

Boston University

690

58

7

Peter Strauss

Columbia University

670

76

8

Jonathan Adler

Case Western Reserve University

600

47

 

Richard Lazarus

Harvard University

600

62

10

Robin Kundis Craig

University of Utah

510

52

11

Lisa Bressman

Vanderbilt University

500

50

 

Douglas Kysar

Yale University

500

43

13

Thomas McGarity

University of Texas, Austin

490

67

14

James Salzman

University of California, Los Angeles (part-time)

480

52

15

A. Dan Tarlock

Chicago-Kent College of Law

470

76

 

Christopher Yoo

University of Pennsylvania

470

52

17

Robert Glicksman   

 

Orly Lobel

George Washington University

 

University of San Diego

460        

 

460

64

 

43

19

Jim Rossi

Vanderbilt University

450

51

20

Sidney Shapiro

Wake Forest University

440

69

         
   

Runners up for the top 20

   
 

Mark Seidenfeld    

 

Holly Doremus        

    

Cary Coglianese

Florida State University

 

University of California, Berkeley

 

University of Pennsylvania

430    

 

420

 

410

63

 

56

 

52

 

Robert Percival

University of Maryland

410

55

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in administrative or environmental law

   
 

Cass Sunstein

Harvard University

   
 

Daniel Farber

University of California, Berkeley

1660

62

 

Thomas Merrill

Columbia University

1590

67

 

Adrian Vermeule

Harvard University

1360

48

 

Edward Rubin

Vanderbilt University

  910

68

 

Carol Rose

University of Arizona

  710

76


May 30, 2016 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink