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Friday, March 22, 2013

Publication Study of Faculty at Non-Top 50 Law Schools

Roger Williams University School of Law has updated its per capita publication study of the faculties at "'non-elite' law schools" -- those schools ranked outside the 2013 U.S. News Top 50. The study covers the 1993-2012 period and 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 U.S. News peer assessment scores (2.8 or higher) in the 2008 U.S. News rankings, plus an additional 13 journals that appeared in the Top 50 of the Washington & Lee Law Journal Combined Rankings in 2007. (See here for an alphabetical listing of those journals.)

Roger Williams ranks the Top 40 Non-Top 50 law schools. Here are the Top 25:

1

Cardozo

13.18

2

Florida State

12.69

3

U. St. Thomas (MN)  

11.65

4

Case Western

11.39

5

San Diego

11.30

6

Richmond

11.23

7

Brooklyn

10.16

8

Missouri-Columbia

9.44

9

Chicago-Kent

8.70

10

Cincinnati

8.57

11

Hofstra

7.88

12

Seattle

7.87

13

Houston

7.70

14

DePaul

7.64

15

Temple

7.20

16

Roger Williams

6.96

17

Tulane

6.72

18

Seton Hall   

6.69

18

Tennessee

6.69

18

UNLV

6.69

21

Pittsburgh

6.61

22 

Rutgers-Camden

6.51

23

Loyola-Chicago

6.46

24

Loyola-L.A.

5.99

25

Miami

5.98

The Roger Williams study does not individually rank the 86 non-U.S. News Top 50 law schools that did not place in the Top 40 of the productivity study. They instead are listed in two bands:

(Hat Tip: Francine Lipman.)  Prior years' faculty productivity studies:

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2013/03/publication-study.html

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