Statistics released by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) indicate that, as of the end of 2018, Harvard Law School faculty members have continued to feature prominently on SSRN’s list of the 100 most-cited law professors. HLS faculty captured 12 slots — including the number one and two slots — among the top 100 law school professors in all legal areas in terms of citations to their work.
As in previous years, Professor Lucian Bebchuk was ranked first among all law school professors, and Professor Steven Shavell was ranked second, in terms of all-time total citations.
In addition to Professors Bebchuk and Shavell, ten other HLS faculty members are among SSRN’s list of the 100 most-cited law school professors of all time:
• Cass Sunstein — Ranked 5
• Louis Kaplow — Ranked 8
• Mark Roe — Ranked 10
• Reinier Kraakman — Ranked 11
• Jesse Fried — Ranked 12
• Alma Cohen — Ranked 13
• Allen Ferrell — Ranked 22
• John Coates IV — Ranked 74
• Oren Bar-Gill — Ranked 90
• Mark Ramseyer — Ranked 97
SSRN is the leading electronic service for social science research, and its electronic library contains (as of January 2018) 838,593 full-text documents by 417,714 authors.
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