Three Law Professors Ranked among Most Cited in United States

Posted: August 29, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The 2002-03 New Educational Quality Ranking (EQR) of U.S. Law Schools ranks three George Mason law professors among the most cited in the country. Professors David Bernstein and Maxwell Stearns rank respectively 36th and 47th among the 50 most cited law faculty who have entered teaching since 1992. Professor Ronald Rotunda ranks 11th among the most cited of all law faculty in the United States.

The frequency with which other scholars refer to a faculty’s publications in books and articles is one of the measures the EQR uses to determine the quality of a law school’s faculty. The EQR also measures the quality of a law school’s faculty by using the faculty’s per capita production of scholarly books and articles and the reputation of the faculty among other scholars. The 2000-02 edition of the EQR ranked the George Mason law faculty 22nd for impact and productivity, 23rd for scholarly impact based on citations, and 22nd for per capita productivity of articles in top journals.

Brian Leiter, professor of law and philosophy and director of the law and philosophy program at the University of Texas at Austin, has published the EQR since 1997.

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