Mason Law Faculty Ranked #21 for Scholarly Impact

A recent study on the scholarly impact of law faculties released by the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis has ranked George Mason University School of Law's faculty #21.

The study, which included all law schools accredited by the American Bar Association, calculated a "Scholarly Impact Score" using the mean and median of total law journal citations over the past five years to the work of tenured members of each school's faculty.

Mason Law's ten most-cited faculty members were listed in the study alphabetically as: David Bernstein, Henry Butler, Eric Claeys, Michael Greve, Bruce Kobayashi, Nelson Lund, Adam Mossoff, Timothy Muris, Ilya Somin, and Todd Zywicki.

Study ranks most-cited law professors, InsideCounsel, July 19, 2012. By Cathleen Flahardy.

"The report ranked some schools substantially higher than the ranking they received from U.S. News & World Report, which released its 2013 Best Law Schools report in March. Among those law schools were George Mason, Case Western, University of Pittsburgh, and Chicago Kent College of Law, to name a few.

"The study's co-author, Gregory Sisk, a law professor at St. Thomas, told the Wall Street Journal Law Blog that a faculty's ranking is important because it demonstrates "whether there's an intellectual excitement" within the law school. As a recent Kaplan Test Prep study has shown, law school applicants highly value school rankings." 

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Related information:

Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2012: Applying Leiter Scores to Rank the Top Third (SSRN)

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports