Faculty – Scholarly Impact

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A new nationwide study looks at the ‘scholarly impact’ of tenured faculty at leading U.S. law schools – and ranks the University of Houston Law Center at No. 51 in the nation. Published by the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minnesota, the study extends the methodology developed by Brian Leiter, a recognized sage of law school evaluations and ranking systems. This newest survey tracks law journal citations over the past five years – and tabs Yale and Harvard as the academic centers with the “most scholarly” faculty. At the Law Center, the study noted the 10 most cited tenured professors (in alpha order) as David Crump, David Dow, Lonny Hoffman, Craig Joyce, Geraldine Szott Moohr, Law Center Dean Raymond Nimmer, Michael Olivas, Jordan Paust, Joseph Sanders and Ronald Turner. The study’s authors commented that tenured faculty at all of the ranked schools “demonstrated concretely a strong collective commitment to legal scholarship.” On his University of Chicago blog, Leiter tipped his hat to the survey and noted “the care with which the study was undertaken.” Click here to review the St. Thomas study.

David Crump
David Dow
David Dow
Lonny Hoffman
Craig Joyce
Geraldine Moohr
Raymond Nimmer
Michael Olivas
Jordan Paust
Joseph Sanders
Ronald Turner

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