The “Scholarly Impact” of Law School Faculty

A University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) professor and three of the school’s law librarians have authored a citation analysis of scholarly writing by faculty in the “top third of ABA-accredited law schools.” The authors calculate a “Scholarly Impact Score” based on “the mean and the median of total law journal citations over the past five years” by tenured members of each law faculty.

George Mason School of Law is tied for 21st with Boston University. The most cited faculty members are Professors Bernstein, Butler, Claeys, Greve,  Kobayashi,  Lund,  Mossoff, Muris, Somin, and Zywicki.

The paper, titled Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2012: Applying Leiter Scores to Rank the Top Third, is available on SSRN here.