Law Faculty More Productive than Ever, Rank 23rd in Influential Leiter Rankings
UC Davis faculty members continue the Law School's tradition of high-profile scholarship.
In recent months, an impressive number of articles by King Hall faculty have been published or accepted for imminent publication in many of America's leading general-interest law reviews (which are also among the most-cited legal periodicals), including Yale Law Journal, California Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Georgetown Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Boston University Law Review, UCLA Law Review, UC Davis Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Arizona Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Florida Law Review, Fordham Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, and Washington and Lee Law Review. Recent King Hall scholarship is also well-represented in prominent specialized law journals including the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and other top journals such as Law and Human Behavior, the peer-reviewed journal published by the American Psychology-Law Society.
UC Davis School of Law faculty was rated among the nation's top 25 in the most recent (2010) ranking undertaken by Brian Leiter, a law professor at the University of Chicago whose periodic assessment of law faculty productivity and influence is often regarded as the single most systematic evaluation of American law school quality. Leiter's report assessed law schools nationwide for their "scholarly impact" as measured by the number of faculty citations over a five-year period ending in January 2010. UC Davis School of Law was ranked 23rd.
Leiter's rankings are second in prominence among law school ranking systems only to U.S. News & World Report's annual survey, in which UC Davis also ranks 23rd.