George Mason Law School Ranks 21st in 2007 Scholarly Impact Study
In a newly-released study of scholarly citations for tenured and tenure track faculty from U.S. law schools, George Mason Law School's faculty achieved a mean ranking of 21st among the top 35 law schools. This study was undertaken by Professor Brian Leiter, Joe A. Worsham Centennial Professor in Law at the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Leiter has published scholarly impact rankings since 2000-02. In a previous study issued in 2005, George Mason ranked 23rd in per capita citations.
In his scholarly impact studies, Leiter calculates the frequency with which other scholars refer to a faculty's publications in law review articles. This is an important measure in helping to determine the quality and influence of a law school's faculty. His current study counts citations from 2000 to July 2007.
Leiter also lists the "Ten Most Cited Faculty" for each of the ranked law schools. The George Mason faculty listed in alphabetical order are: D. Bernstein, E. Claeys, T. Hazlett, B. Kobayashi, N. Lund, T. Muris, D. Polsby, J. Rabkin, R. Rotunda, G. Tullock, T. Zywici.
For the complete study, see Top 35 Law Faculties Based on Scholarly Impact, 2007.