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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Most Cited Tenure Track Antitrust Law Professors in the JLR database 2012 edition

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Updated 8/5/12 at 7pm

Updated 8/6/12 at 9:30am (I forgot to include Mark Lemley - major oops)

Once again, (see here for 2011) I rank the most cited antitrust law professors using the JLR Westlaw database. If the name was uncommon the search string is first name /2 last name. In case where this leads to mishits (e.g., William /2 Page) I went with the full name ("William H. Page"). I include only professors who have published antitrust related scholarship from 2010 to the present plus works I know about in the pipeline (via working papers, etc.). I only include US based tenure track law faculty and only active antitrust scholars where active means something written on the subject in the past three years (2010-12) and/or something forthcoming.

Let me provide some caveats.  There are plenty of people not on the list who know their stuff and have great expertise in the field, who may be doing consulting on antitrust, focusing on teaching and/or who may not have something advanced in the pipeline but have made very important academic contributions so I accept all of those criticisms of this list upfront.  This means a number of people with lots of citations do not make the list, as in the case of some important names in the field among tenure track faculty who would otherwise be on any antitrust specialist list, and former academics who are now judges (Posner, Easterbrook, Wood).  

One other item of note - in some cases, the number of citations are down from last year. Part of this is due to refinements in the searches. However, in some cases citations have mysteriously disappeared, which suggests that the JLR database has been tweaked in terms of what has been included in it among the journals searched within the past year.

I also include next to the name any other field in which the scholar writes. In some cases, the other field is the primary field. Please send me any corrections to the list, as I may have accidentally overlooked some people. 

Note the overall dominance of NYU, with four faculty in the top 21. 

For such an important field of scholarship and practice (front page stories such as Libor and anything related to Google this past week as an example) I note that a number of impressive schools lack someone on the list (although in the case of Penn's Christopher Yoo, mostly a network industry guy but who also writes on antitrust, he has a handbook chapter on networks with Dan Spulber in my Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics that I am co-editing with Roger Blair so he will be back on the list soon and he had been active very recently (2009)). Given in particular the demand for antitrust by LLM students (the only growth area for students at US law schools with the  overall JD class sizes shrinking yet again), the lack of antitrust coverage is not a good business strategy for a number of law schools.

Citations are an imperfect measure of many things but people crave rankings so here they are. 

  1. Mark Lemley - Stanford 4837 (IP)
  2. Herb Hovenkamp - Iowa 3757 (Legal History, IP)
  3. Louis Kaplow - Harvard 3363 (Tax, Law and Econ)
  4. George Priest – Yale 2611 (Law and Econ)
  5. Einer Elhauge – Harvard 1513 (Admin)
  6. Daniel Rubinfeld – Berkeley/NYU 1417 (Law and Econ)
  7. Fred McChesney – Miami 1158 (Law and Econ, Corporate)
  8. Eleanor Fox – NYU 1130
  9. Steve Salop – Georgetown 1114
  10. Keith Hylton – BU 1091 (Torts, Law and Econ)
  11. Tim Muris – George Mason 1084
  12. Bill Kovacic – George Washington 1034
  13. Doug Ginsburg - NYU 951
  14. Spencer Waller – Chicago Loyola 825
  15. Bob Lande – Baltimore 792
  16. Randy Picker - Chicago 717 (Commercial Law)
  17. Jeff Harrison – Florida 707 (Law and Econ)
  18. Thomas Cotter – Minnesota 768 (IP)
  19. Phil Weiser – Colorado 684 (Telecom)
  20. Bill Page - Florida 641
  21. Harry First – NYU 638
  22. Jon Baker – American 611
  23. Bruce Kobayashi – George Mason 603 (Law and Econ)
  24. Shubha Ghosh – Wisconsin 590 (IP)
  25. David Gerber – Chicago Kent 561
  26. Christopher Leslie – Irvine 534
  27. Daniel Crane - Michigan 493
  28. Howard Shelanski – Georgetown 477 (Telecom, IP)
  29. Mike Carrier – Rutgers-Camden 471
  30. George Hay - Cornell 460
  31. Ed Swaine – George Washington 454 (International Law)
  32. Daniel Gifford - Minnesota 451
  33. Tom Arthur - Emory 443
  34. Warren Grimes – Southwestern 438
  35. John Lopatka – Penn State 395
  36. Andy Gavil – Howard 407
  37. Joe Bauer – Notre Dame 397
  38. Alan Meese – William & Mary 393
  39. Peter Carstensen – Wisconsin 319
  40. Tim Greaney – St. Louis 311 (Health Care)
  41. Ned Cavanagh – St. Johns 297
  42. Aaron Edlin – Berkeley 292
  43. Mark Pattersen – Fordham 270 (IP)
  44. Scott Hemphill – Columbia 254 (IP)
  45. Katheryn Spier - Harvard 248 (Law and Econ)
  46. Barak Richman – Duke 236 (Health Care)
  47. Tom Nachbar – Virignia 215 (Communications/IP)
  48. Josh Wright – George Mason 215
  49. Marina Lao – Seton Hall 209
  50. Christina Bohannan - Iowa 198 (IP)
  51. Josh Davis – San Francisco 191 (Civil Procedure)
  52. Darren Bush – Houston 188 (Regulation)
  53. Danny Sokol – Florida 174
  54. Mike Jacobs – DePaul 173
  55. Maurice Stucke – Tennessee 168 (Behavioral Law and Econ)
  56. Salil Mehra – Temple 148 (Asian Law)
  57. Jack Kirkwood – Seattle 143
  58. Barak Orbach – Arizona (Regulation) 132
  59. Mike McCann – Vermont (Sports Law) 129
  60. Deven Desai – Thomas Jefferson (IP) 128
  61. Steven Semeraro – Thomas Jefferson 127
  62. Avishalom Tor - Notre Dame 125 (Behavioral Law and Econ)
  63. Marc Edelman 116 – Barry (Sports Law)
  64. Chris Sagers – Cleveland State 109
  65. Thom Lambert – Missouri 108
  66. Joe Miller – Georgia 95 (IP)
  67. Beth Farmer – Penn State 84
  68. Abe Wickelgren – Texas (Law and Econ) 79
  69. Hillary Greene – Connecticut (IP) 78
  70. Jesse Markham – San Francisco 71
  71. Anu Bradford – Columbia (includes under maiden name) (International Law) 62
  72. Max Huffman – Indiana-Indianapolis 62
  73. Tom Horton – South Dakota 56
  74. Gabe Feldman – Tulane (Sports Law) 53
  75. Shahar Dillbary – Alabama 29 (IP)
  76. Wentong Zheng – Florida 27 (International Trade)
  77. Babette Boliek – Pepperdine 17 (Regulated Industries)
  78. Rebecca Haw – Vanderbilt 8

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