W&L Listed Among Most Cited Law Faculties

The 71 Most-Cited Law Faculties

Gregory Sisk, Valerie Aggerbeck, Debby Hackerson & Mary Wells (all of the University of St. Thomas), Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2012: Applying Leiter Scores to Rank the Top Third, 9 U. St. Thomas L.J. 838 (2012):

This study explores the scholarly impact of law faculties, ranking the top third of ABA-accredited law schools. Refined by Professor Brian Leiter, the “Scholarly Impact Score” for a law faculty is calculated from the mean and the median of total law journal citations over the past five years to the work of tenured members of that law faculty. In addition to a school-by-school ranking, we report the mean, median, and weighted score for each law faculty, along with a listing of the tenured law faculty members at each ranked law school with the highest individual citation counts.

1. Yale
2. Harvard
3. Chicago
4. Stanford
5. NYU
6. Columbia
7. UC-Irvine
8. Vanderbilt
9. Cornell
10. UC-Berkeley
11. Pennsylvania, Duke
13. Northwestern
14. UCLA
15. Michigan
16. Virginia, George Washington
18. Georgetown
19. Minnesota, Texas
21. Boston University, George Mason
23. UC-Davis
24. USC, Cardozo
26. Emory, Washington University
28. Illinois, Colorado
30. Ohio State, University of St. Thomas, Washington & Lee
33. Hofstra, Arizona, Indiana, North Carolina, Florida State
38. UC-Hastings, Notre Dame, Case Western
41. Brooklyn, William & Mary
43. Fordham, Maryland
45. Houston, UNLV
47. Utah, American, Alabama, Pittsburgh, Iowa
52. Hawaii, San Diego, Chicago-Kent, Arizona State, Boston College
57. New York Law School, BYU, Georgia, Tulane, Florida, Missouri, Temple
64. Seattle, Wake Forest, Seton Hall, Penn State, Rutgers-Camden, Chapman, Wisconsin, Cincinnati

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