Texas Law Faculty Among Most-Cited in the Country
From applicants’ LSAT scores to class rankings and beyond, the legal community places serious value on data-driven ordering. It’s thus no surprise that many in the legal academy pay careful attention to University of Chicago Prof. Brian Leiter’s annual lists of “most-cited” law faculty on his website, Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports. Leiter (a former Texas Law professor) has developed a methodology based on data from Professor Gregory Sisk & colleagues’ scholarly impact ratings, looking at mean and median citations to tenured faculty scholarship for the years 2013-2017.
The Texas Law faculty is well represented on Leiter’s lists:
- Robert Bone (Civil Procedure and Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw)
- Robert Chesney (Law & Security)
- William Forbath (Legal History)
- Sanford Levinson (Constitutional Law)
- Thomas McGarity (Public Law)
- Linda Mullenix (Civil Procedure)
- Jay Westbrook (Commercial Law)
In addition, Abe Wickelgren was identified by Leiter as a notable scholar in the area on Economics & Law, in a post titled, “Don’t Confuse Citation Counts With Quality.”)
As an institution, Texas Law was on the website’s ‘Top Law Schools Based on Scholarly Impact,’ along with the school’s “most-cited” faculty overall based on Leiter’s methodology.
- Lynn Baker
- Robert Bone
- John Golden
- Sanford Levinson
- Thomas McGarity
- Linda Mullenix
- Lawrence Sager
- Charles Silver
- Stephen Vladeck
- Wendy Wagner
- Jay Westbrook
To read the lists in full visit Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports.