Paul L. Caron

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The 25 Most Influential People in Legal Education (2013)

CoverNational Jurist:  The 25 Most Influential People in Legal Education (2013):

  1. Erwin Chemerinsky (Dean, UC-Irvine)
  2. William Henderson (Professor, Indiana)
  3. Brian Tamanaha (Professor, Washington U.)
  4. Frank Wu (Chancellor & Dean, UC-Hastings)
  5. Michael Simkovic (Professor, Seton Hall)
  6. Brian Leiter (Professor, Chicago)
  7. Susan Westerbrook Prager (Dean, Southwestern)
  8. Martin Katz (Dean, Denver)
  9. Phoebe Haddon (Dean, Maryland)
  10. William Treanor (Dean, Georgetown)
  11. Sophie Sparrow (Professor, New Hampshire)
  12. Paul Campos (Professor, Colorado)
  13. Kyle McEntee (Co-founder, Law School Transparency)
  14. Richard Revesz (Dean Emeritus and Professor, NYU)
  15. Patricia White (Dean, Miami)
  16. Bryant Garth (Dean Emeritus and Professor, Southwestern)
  17. David Yellen (Dean, Loyola-Chicago)
  18. The Faculty of Washington & Lee
  19. Catherine Carpenter (Professor, Southwestern)
  20. Jerry Organ (Professor, U. St. Thomas)
  21. Randall Shepard (Visiting Professor, Indiana-Indianapolis)
  22. Joanna Epps (Dean, Temple)
  23. Blake Morant (Dean, Wake Forest)
  24. Kevin Johnson (Dean, UC-Davis)
  25. Claudio Grossman (Dean, American)

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Michael, I'd draw a distinction between most influential people in legal education (this list) and a list of most influential legal scholars, which I reckon would be almost entirely discrete from this one. At the moment, though, the focus on legal education is not what scholarship it is producing, it is whether it is worthwhile to obtain anymore, and this list reflects upon that focus.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Jan 10, 2014 8:22:20 AM

It's a sad comment that most of these people are administrators or social critics and relatively few are serious scholars.

Posted by: michael livingston | Jan 10, 2014 2:41:56 AM