Chicago-Kent faculty ranked 44th in United States

Friday, August 17, 2018

The faculty of Chicago-Kent College of Law has been ranked 44th among American law school faculties for the scholarly impact of their published work.

In a study published this week on the Social Science Research Network, U.S. law school faculties were ranked for the frequency with which their scholarly publications are cited in American legal journals. The “scholarly impact score” for a law faculty was calculated from the mean and the median of total law journal citations to the work of tenured faculty members for the years 2013 to 2017, inclusive. There are currently 204 ABA-accredited law schools in the United States.

“This scholarly impact report reflects my colleagues' prominence in the legal academy and mirrors the enthusiasm and inspiration they lend students in the classroom,” said Chicago-Kent Dean Harold J. Krent.

Chicago-Kent's faculty is one of three Chicago-area law faculties listed among the study's top 50. Also ranked in the top 50 are the University of Chicago and Northwestern. The study reports that Chicago-Kent's most frequently cited faculty scholars are Lori Andrews, Katharine Baker, Graeme Dinwoodie, Daniel Martin Katz, Harold Krent, Edward Lee, Martin Malin, Nancy Mader, Henry Perritt and Mark Rosen.

Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2018: Updating the Leiter Score Ranking for the Top Third (August 13, 2018) is authored by Gregory C. Sisk, University of St. Thomas Law School; Nicole Catlin, University of St. Thomas Law School; Katherine Veenis; and Nicole Zeman. It can be downloaded at