This is such great news for our awesome faculty! We are just beginning our 10 year anniversary as a law school.
Among schools in or close to the top ten for Scholarly Impact, the University of California-Irvine (at #12) shows the greatest incongruity with the 2019 U.S. News ranking at (#21). Since the last ranking, Erwin Chemerinsky, one of the most highly-cited legal scholars in the country (more than 2500 citations in the past five years), left the deanship at California-Irvine to assume the helm at California-Berkeley. Showing that its scholarly power is not dependent on a single person, California-Irvine has maintained its position as a leading scholarly faculty….
Brian Leiter post on the study.