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Friday, September 28, 2007

Publication Study of Faculty at Tier 3 & Tier 4 Law Schools

I previously blogged beta version of a publication study of the faculties at the Tier 3 and Tier 4 law schools (as well as the New England law schools) prepared by Michael J. Yelnosky (Roger Williams).  Michael has now updated the study, which uses methodology developed by Brian Leiter, with one change:  although Brian focused exclusively on The Top 20 journals, this study examines the Top 50 journals, defined as the general law reviews published by the 54 schools receiving the highest peer assessment scores in the U.S. News Rankings (2.8 or higher), plus an additional 14 journals that appear in the top 50 of the Washington & Lee Law Journal Combined Rankings. (See here for an alphabetical listing of those journals).

Faculty names were searched in the Westlaw JLR database between January 1, 1993 and August 17, 2007.  For each qualifying article, points were assigned in accordance with Brian's methodology:

  • 0 points for articles under 6 pages
  • 1 point for articles 6-20 pages
  • 2 points for articles 21-50 pages
  • 3 points for articles exceeding 50 pages

For articles appearing in a journal published by the faculty member’s home institution, the points assigned were reduced by one-half. The total number of points for all members of a faculty was divided by the number of faculty, yielding the institution’s per capita score.

The leading New England law schools are:

  1. Yale:  17.52
  2. Harvard:  13.59
  3. Boston University:  8.79
  4. Boston College:  5.09
  5. Roger Williams:  4.84

The Top 10 Tier 3 and Tier 4 law schools are:

  1. Hofstra:  7.16
  2. Roger Williams:  4.84
  3. Michigan State:  4.30
  4. New York Law School:  4.17
  5. Wayne State:  4.14
  6. Capital:  3.71
  7. Mississippi:  3.52
  8. Wisener:  3.35
  9. Chapman:  3.34
  10. Willamette:  3.20

The leading tax professors at New England Law Schools are:

  1. Louis Kaplow (Harvard):  19
  2. Michael Graetz (Yale);  11.5
  3. Anne Alstott (Yale):  9.5
  4. David Walker (BU):  8.5
  5. Ray Madoff (BC):  5.0

The Top 17 Tax Profs at Tier 3 and Tier 4 law schools are:

  • 1, Francine Lipman (Chapman):  9
  • 1. Jeffrey Maine (Maine):  9
  • 1. Kevin Yamamoto (South Texas):  9
  • 4. Bryan Camp (Texas Tech):  7
  • 5. Bill Drennan (S. Illinois):  6
  • 5. Rich Lavoie (Akron):  6
  • 5. John Miller (Idaho):  6
  • 8. Roberta Mann (Widener):  5
  • 8. Martin Begleiter (Drake):  5
  • 10. Linda Galler (Hofstra):  4
  • 11. Linda Beale (Wayne State):  3
  • 11. Fred Brown (Baltimore):  3
  • 11. Danshera Cords (Capital):  3
  • 11. Mitchell Gans (Hofstra):  3
  • 11. Myron Grauer (Capital):  3
  • 11. Anthony Polito (Suffolk):  3
  • 11. Dan Schneider (N. Illinois): 3

Please contact me if there are any tax errors.

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