The Most‐Cited Legal Scholars

  title={The Most‐Cited Legal Scholars},
  author={Fred R. Shapiro},
  journal={The Journal of Legal Studies},
  pages={409 - 426}
  • F. Shapiro
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • History
  • The Journal of Legal Studies
This study presents lists of the 50 most‐cited legal scholars of all time and the most‐cited treatise and text writers. Additional highly cited scholars and the most‐cited younger scholars are also enumerated. The data are analyzed for representation of law schools and for other patterns. 
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Most-cited very young scholars (age 40 or under): a Akhil R
  • Amar
  • 1958
Most-cited very young scholars (age
  • 1955
Most-cited younger scholars (age 50 or under): a Cass R
  • Sunstein
  • 1954
Legal Education and Public Policy: Professional Training in the Public Interest, 52 Yale L
  • J
  • 1943
Additional highly cited scholars (incomplete list of scholars with citation totals between 1,000 and 1,500, including treatise and text writers
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