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Hofstra Law’s Faculty Ranks in Top 50 for Scholarly Impact in 2018

Graphic depicting the Hofstra Law Faculty's No. 49 Rank for Scholarly Impact in 2018

The faculty of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is ranked No. 49 among law school faculties for its scholarly impact in a new study by professors at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Hofstra Law is also ranked No. 7 for scholarly impact among New York state law schools.

The study, titled “Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2018: Updating the Leiter Score Ranking for the Top Third” (August 13, 2018), explores the scholarly impact of law faculties, ranking the top third of ABA-accredited law schools.

Refined by Professor Brian Leiter, the “Scholarly Impact Score” for a law faculty is calculated from 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.

The authors note: “Hofstra places #49 in the Scholarly Impact ranking, but is remarkably under-appreciated for its scholarly contributions [in the U.S. News ranking]” (page 30).

The most cited Hofstra Law scholars are:

Alafair S. Burke
Robert A. Baruch Bush
Ronald J. Colombo
Janet L. Dolgin
Eric M. Freedman
Julian Ku
Irina D. Manta
Richard K. Neumann, Jr.
James Sample
Barbara Stark
Ellen Yaroshefsky

Read the full report on the SSRN website.

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