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More National Coverage for RWU Scholarly Productive Study

Posted by David Logan on 04/26/2012 at 02:16 PM

The fifth edition of a RWU’s ranking of law school scholarly productivity has been released, and again the data is being picked up by influential blogs across the Internet, including Brian Leiter's Law School Report and Paul Caron's TaxProf Blog.

Prof. Michael YelonskyConceived by RWU Law Prof Michael Yelnosky, the study identifies which law faculties publish the most pages in the leading U.S. law journals, calculates per capita productivity, and then ranks the results, focusing on schools outside of the US News top tier; a calculation is also done  for all New England law schools.

The major change among New England schools is that Boston College has passed Roger Williams for fourth place, while nationally, a young school with high ambitions, St. Thomas (Minnesota), shot into the #2 slot, while Marquette and the University of Pacific (McGeorge) made their debut in the Top 40. 

Below are the 2012 results for New England schools, followed by a ranking of the Top 40 nationally (we simply provide alphabetical listings within groups below the top 40).

New England Law Schools

1 Yale University (21.85)
2 Harvard University (18.99)
3 Boston University (12.05)
4 Boston College (7.36)
5 Roger Williams University (7.19)
6 University of Connecticut (5.51)
7 Quinnipiac University (3.67)
8 University of Maine (3.20)
9 Northeastern University (2.89)
10 Vermont Law School (2.13)
11 New England School of Law (2.06)
12 Suffolk University (1.63)
13 Western New England College (1.55)
14 University of New Hampshire (1.00)
15 University of Massachusetts (0.82)

 

U.S. Law Schools

1 University of San Diego (13.00)
2 University of St. Thomas (MN) (11.89)
3 Case Western Reserve University (11.24)
4 University of Missouri-- Columbia (10.87)
  University of Richmond (10.86)
6 Brooklyn Law School (9.56)
7 Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-Kent) (9.39)
8 University of Cincinnati (9.09)
9 Hofstra University (7.62)
10 Temple University (7.37)
11 Pepperdine University (7.25)
12 Roger Williams University (7.19)
13 University of Tennessee (7.09)
  Seattle University (7.07)
  University of Nevada -- Las Vegas (7.07)
16 University of Pittsburgh (6.97)
17 DePaul University (6.92)
18 Seton Hall University (6.71)
19 Rutgers (State University of New Jersey) -- Camden (6.53)
20 Loyola Law School -- Los Angeles (6.40)
21 University of Houston (6.18)
22 Villanova University (5.67)
  University of Louisville (5.66)
  Rutgers (State University of New Jersey) -- Newark (5.64)
  University of Miami (5.63)
26 Pennsylvania State University (5.57)
  Indiana University-- Indianapolis (5.53)
28 University of Connecticut (5.51)
29 Chapman University (5.38)
  Willamette University (5.37)
31 St. John's University (5.22)
  University of Kentucky (5.18)
33 Loyola University Chicago (5.06)
  Capital Universtiy (5.04)
35 University of South Carolina (5.00)
36 Marquette University (4.67)
  Santa Clara University (4.67)
38 Lewis and Clark College (4.56)
  University of the Pacific (McGeorge) (4.55)
  Florida International University (4.52)

Schools 41-82
Schools 83-122