13 UCLA Law Faculty Among Most Cited Legal Scholars

Thirteen UCLA School of Law faculty members are among the most cited legal scholars in their fields over the past five years, according to Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports. UCLA has the second-highest number of faculty in the rankings among public law schools in the U.S., and the eighth-highest number among all U.S. law schools.

In all, 24% of UCLA Law’s ladder faculty are represented in the rankings. UCLA Law faculty on the list specialize in a range of disciplines, from critical race studies and international law to evidence and corporate law. They include:

  • Stephen Bainbridge, William D. Warren Distinguished Professor of Law: Corporate Law and Securities Regulation  
  • Stuart Banner, Norman Abrams Professor of Law: Legal History
  • Devon Carbado, Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Critical Theory
  • Kimberlé Crenshaw, distinguished professor of law: Critical Theory
  • Jerry Kang, professor of law and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Critical Theory
  • Russell Korobkin, vice dean and Richard C. Maxwell Professor of Law: Law & Economics
  • Lynn LoPucki, Security Pacific Bank Distinguished Professor of Law: Commercial Law
  • Jennifer L. Mnookin, dean and David G. Price and Dallas P. Price Professor of Law: Evidence Law
  • Neil Netanel, Peter Kameron Professor of Law: Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw
  • Kal Raustiala, professor of law: International Law  
  • James Salzman, Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law: Administrative and/or Environmental Law
  • Seana Shiffrin, Pete Kameron Professor of Law and Social Justice: Law and Philosophy
  • Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law: Constitutional & Public Law

Brian Leiter, Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Chicago Law School, drew data for the rankings in 20 scholarly disciplines from the 2015 Sisk Study, which examined overall scholarly impact among law faculties as measured by citations from 2010-2014. The disciplines are: Constitutional & Public Law; Administrative and/or Environmental Law; Criminal Law & Procedure; Commercial Law; Corporate Law/Securities Regulation; Torts; Property; Civil Procedure; Evidence; Tax; Antitrust; Legal Ethics/Legal Profession; International Law; Intellectual Property/Cyberlaw; Family Law; Law & Economics; Legal History; Law & Philosophy; Law & Social Science (excluding economics); and Critical Theories of Law.