August 1, 2012
On Being Seen: Measuring Judicial Impact of Legal Scholarship
Law profs citing other law profs, how relevant is that? See How Not To Be Seen: "And Now for Something Completely Different" (and Irrelevant in the Real World): Top 70 law faculties in scholarly impact, 2007-2011. I think Mitchell Rubinstein is onto something when he writes:
A much more relevant, measurement would be to see which schools and scholars are most cited by courts. It should not be about being cited by other professors. That is exactly what this ranking system measures and that is exactly what is wrong with law schools today.
For much more, see Brian Leiter's Law School Scholarly Impact Rankings- Why??? [JH]