Wednesday, October 20, 2021

20 Most-Cited Corporate & Securities Law Faculty in the U.S., 2016-2020 (CORRECTED 10/20/21))

Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the twenty most-cited law faculty in corporate law and/or securities regulation in the U.S. for the period 2016-2020 (inclusive) (remember that the data was collected in late May/early June of 2021, and that the pre-2021 database did expand a bit since then).  Numbers are rounded to the nearest ten.    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."

CORPORATE LAW & SECURITIES REGULATION

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2021

1

John Coffee, Jr.

Columbia University

1140

77

2

Lucian Bebchuk

Harvard University

  930

66

3

Stephen Bainbridge

University of California, Los Angeles

  920

63

4

Ronald Gilson

Columbia University

  810

75

5

Reinier Kraakman

Harvard University

  750

72

6

Jill Fisch

University of Pennsylvania

  690

61

7

Stephen Choi

New York University

  640

55

8

Steven Davidoff Solomon

University of California, Berkeley

  620

50

9

Donald Langevoort

Georgetown University

  570

70

10

Marcel Kahan

New York University

  550

59

11

Jeffrey Gordon

Columbia University

  540

71

12

Mark Roe

Harvard University

  520

70

13

Robert Thompson

Georgetown University

  510

72

14

Roberta Romano

Yale University

  500

69

15

William Wilson Bratton

University of Miami

  470

70

 

Edward Rock

New York University

  470

65

17

John Coates

Harvard University

  460

57

18

James Cox

Duke University

  450

78

 

Bernard Black

Northwestern University

  450

68

20

Randall Thomas

Vanderbilt University

  440

66

 

Other high-cited scholars who work partly in this area

     
 

Jonathan Macey

Yale University

  920

66

 

David Skeel

University of Pennsylvania

  500

60

This is another field, like tax, where some really first-rate scholars are not represented on the most-cited list.  Robert Bartlett at Berkeley and Paul Mahoney at Virginia are two examples that immediately leap to mind.  These most-cited lists certainly always pick out many of the genuinely leading figures, but there is no substitute for expert evaluation of written work when it comes to appointments!

https://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2021/10/20-most-cited-corporate-securities-law-faculty-in-the-us-2016-2020.html

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