University of California, Irvine School of Law Faculty Ranks Sixth Nationally in New Study of Scholarly Impact


UCI Law Has Ranked in Top 10 Since Opening in 2009

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 11, 2015 — A new study measuring the scholarly impact of law faculties ranked the University of California, Irvine School of Law sixth in the nation, behind Yale, Harvard, Chicago, New York University and Stanford. Columbia, Duke, Vanderbilt and UC Berkeley rounded out the top 10.

Published by the University of St. Thomas School of Law, the study measured the impact of law faculties based on citations in scholarly journals for the years 2010-2014. According to the study, these professors “appear to have risen to the challenge of devoting more attention to teaching and student engagement while maintaining a commitment to scholarly responsibilities” and “have accepted the call to work even more effectively to uphold all three of the traditional faculty responsibilities: teaching, scholarship, and service.”

A similar study published in 2012 ranked UCI Law seventh — up from ninth in 2010 and tenth in 2009, when the school opened.

“This is a wonderful reflection of our terrific faculty,” said UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. “It again shows that we are creating one of the top law schools in the country.”

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