Published on September 14, 2010 | by LawNews
New Study Names Hofstra Law as Number 31 in Scholarly Impact
Hofstra Law School is number 31 in the list of top 70 law faculties in scholarly impact, according to a study a conducted by The University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minnesota.
In a report titled “Scholarly Impact of Law Faculties: Extending the Leiter Rankings to the Top 70,” Greg Sisk and his colleagues at the University of St. Thomas utilized the same methodology created by Brian Leiter at University of Chicago School of Law to rank the top 70 law faculties in order by scholarly impact. Each year, Leiter releases his study of the top 25 law faculties in the country on his blog, Law School Reports.
Using a methodology created by Leiter, Greg Sisk and his colleagues at the University of St. Thomas awarded a “scholarly impact score” to each law school accredited by the American Bar Association in order to determine its scholarly impact. The score was calculated by the mean and the median of total law journal citations over the past five years to the work of tenured members of that law faculty.