Mason Law Faculty Ranks 21st for Scholarly Impact

Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University has ranked 21st in a newly-released study measuring scholarly impact among U.S. law faculties.

The study, conducted by Professor Gregory Sisk and colleagues from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, gauges impact by looking at the mean and median citations to tenured faculty in law review articles at U.S. law schools 2010-2014.

This is the second time in a row Mason Law has held the 21 seed. The study reports, “[George Mason Law] has slowly moved up the U.S. News ranking but remains under-valued at #42.”

The study also lists the ten faculty members with the highest individual citations counts. In alphabetical order, they are Professor David E. Bernstein, Dean Henry N. Butler, Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, Professor Michael S. Greve, Professor Bruce H. Kobayashi, Professor Nelson Lund, Professor Adam Mossoff, Professor Ilya Somin, Professor Joshua D. Wright, and Professor Todd J. Zywicki.

“At Mason Law, we are fortunate to have some of the best faculty in legal scholarship,” says Dean Henry Butler. “Mason Law has a well-deserved reputation for intellectual rigor, practical relevance, and overall high levels of productivity. I am always impressed by the consistent quality of our faculty’s work. Although I’m not surprised, it’s gratifying to see them recognized in this manner.”

Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2015: Updating the Leiter Score Ranking for the Top Thirdreleased August 10, 2015, can be accessed via the Social Science Research Network.