UCLA Law Rises in Scholarly Impact Rankings

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UCLA School of Law is among the most influential law schools in the nation when it comes to faculty scholarship, according to a 2018 study.

The study, compiled and published by Gregory Sisk and colleagues at Minnesota's University of St. Thomas School of Law, ranks UCLA Law No. 11 nationwide. Findings are based on the number of times that law journals cite the work of tenured professors. The 2018 ranking marks a continued and steady rise for the law school in the Sisk study, which is comiled every three years. UCLA Law placed No. 13 in 2015, No. 14 in 2012, and No. 15 in 2010.

The 10 UCLA Law faculty who are most cited in law journals include:

  • Stephen Bainbridge, William D. Warren Distinguished Professor of Law, Corporate Law and Securities Regulation
  • Devon Carbado, the Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law and Associate Vice Chancellor of BruinX for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Critical Race Studies
  • Distinguished Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, Critical Race Studies
  • Distinguished Professor Jerry Kang, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Critical Race Studies
  • Russell Korobkin, vice dean and Richard C. Maxwell Professor of Law, Law and Economics
  • Hiroshi Motomura, Susan Westerberg Prager Distinguished Professor of Law, Immigration Law
  • Kal Raustiala, International Law
  • James Salzman, Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law, Administrative and Environmental Law
  • Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Law, Constitutional Law
  • Adam Winkler, Constitutional Law