University of California, Irvine School of Law Ranked No. 6 in Latest Legal Scholarship Study


IRVINE, Calif., June 20, 2014 — The University of California, Irvine School of Law ranked No. 6 in the United States in the latest study of legal scholarship conducted by Brian Leiter. That new study, “Top Ten Law Faculty (by area) in Scholarly Impact, 2009-2013,” examined the percentage of tenured faculty who made the top ten lists in 11 areas of scholarship for the period 2009 through 2013. UC Irvine School of Law ranked behind Yale, Chicago, Columbia, Stanford, and Harvard.

“I am very proud of UC Irvine School of Law’s distinguished faculty and their thought leadership in a wide array of legal scholarship,” said Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. “This ranking is another indicator of UC Irvine School of Law’s excellent faculty.”

Additionally, the study ranked individual faculty members of UC Irvine School of Law, including:

  • Dan Burk ranked No. 3 for Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw;
  • Erwin Chemerinsky ranked No. 2 for most cited faculty overall and in Public Law areas;
  • Bryant Garth and Carrie Menkel-Meadow ranked as highly cited scholars who work partly in Law and Social Science areas;
  • Christopher Tomlins ranked No. 10 for Legal History.

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