Monday, October 25, 2021

20 Most-Cited Critical Theories of Law Faculty in the U.S., 2016-2020

Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the twenty most-cited law faculty in critical theories of law (including Critical Race Theory and feminist legal theory) 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."

Critical Theories of Law:  Feminist and Critical Race

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age in 2021

1

Kimberle Crenshaw

Columbia University; University of California, Los Angeles

810

62

2

Devon Carbado

University of California, Los Angeles

680

55

3

Martha Minow

Harvard University

660

67

4

Richard Delgado

University of Alabama

650

81

5

Catharine MacKinnon

University of Michigan

630

75

 

Dorothy Roberts

University of Pennsylvania

630

65

7

Ian Haney Lopez

University of California, Berkeley

480

57

 

Robin West

Georgetown University

480

67

9

Jerry Kang

University of California, Los Angeles

470

53

10

Martha Fineman

Emory University

430

71

11

Joan Williams

University of California, Hastings

370

69

12

Janet Halley

Harvard University

330

69

13

Cheryl Harris

University of California, Los Angeles

310

69

14

Mari Matsuda

University of Hawaii

300

65

 

Angela Onwuachi-Willig

Boston University

300

48

16

Nancy Leong

University of Denver

290

42

17

Jean Stefancic

University of Alabama

260

81

18

Ruth Colker

Ohio State University

250

65

 

Katherine Franke

Columbia University

250

62

20

Patricia Williams

Northeastern University

210

70

   

Other highly-cited scholars who work partly in these areas

   
 

Martha Nussbaum

University of Chicago

720

74

 

G. Mitu Gulati

University of Virginia

640

55

 

Kevin Johnson

University of California, Davis

560

63

 

Gabriel (“Jack”) Chin

University of California, Davis

520

57

 

Gerald Torres

Yale University

220

69

 

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

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