“10 Most-Cited Election Law Faculty in the U.S., 2016-2020”

Brian Leiter:

Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the ten most-cited law faculty working in election law in the U.S. for the period 2016-2020 (inclusive) (remember that the data was collected in late May/early June of 2021, and that the pre-2021 database did expand a bit since then).  Numbers are rounded to the nearest ten.    Faculty for whom roughly 75% or more of their citations (based on a sample) are in this area are listed; others with less than 75% of their citations in this field (but still a plurality) are listed in the category of “other highly cited scholars who work partly in this area.” 

Election Law

RankNameSchoolCitationsAge in 2021
1              Samuel IssacharoffNew York University83067
2Richard PildesNew York University79064
3Richard HasenUniversity of California, Irvine75057
4Heather GerkenYale University62052
5Richard BriffaultColumbia University53067
6Nathaniel PersilyStanford University32051
7Nicholas StephanopoulosHarvard University29041
8Michael KangNorthwestern University24048
9James GardnerUniversity at Buffalo, State University of New York22062
10Daniel TokajiUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison21054
 Runner-up for the top 10   
 Justin LevittLoyola Law School, Los Angeles20047
 Other highly cited scholars who work partly in this area   
 Samuel BagenstosUniversity of Michigan54051
 Adam CoxNew York University39047
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