Cardozo Law School’s faculty ranks 33rd in the nation for scholarly impact, according to the newly released version of the Leiter Scholarly Impact Score, which is conducted every three years by Professor Greg Sisk and colleagues at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and reported in Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports. The report looks at mean and median citations to tenured faculty scholarship for the years 2016-2020 inclusive.
Cardozo’s faculty is ranked No. 22 in the country for scholarly impact by Heald & Sichelman's academic impact rankings of 100 American law schools. Cardozo's performance in this study is consistent with or better than some of the most selective national law schools.
“Cardozo professors continue to produce brilliant research that impacts our legal system and benefits our society,” said Dean Melanie Leslie. “They bring their passion for the law to intellectual discourse, frequently appearing in major media, and into the classroom.”
The top ten most cited Cardozo faculty members are listed below, in alphabetical order:
Myriam Gilles: Professor Gilles specializes in class actions and aggregate litigation, and has written extensively on class action waivers in arbitration clauses. She also writes on structural reform litigation and tort law. She is the No. 5 most cited civil procedure professor in the country. View her SSRN page here.
Michael Herz: Professor Herz is a former Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy. He is the former Chair of the ABA's Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and is a Senior Fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States. View his SSRN page here.
Peter Markowitz: Professor Markowitz is the Director of the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic. Professor Markowitz’s scholarship focuses on immigration and constitutional law. He is the Associate Dean for Equity in Curriculum and Teaching. View his SSRN page here.
Alexander Reinert: Professor Reinert is the Director of the Center for Rights and Justice. Professor Reinert’s research focuses in the areas of Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Federal Courts, and Law of Prisons and Jails. View his SSRN page here.
Michel Rosenfeld: Professor Rosenfeld is the author of several books, including Affirmative Action and Justice: A Philosophical and Constitutional Inquiry (Yale Univ. Press 1991), which in 1992 was named outstanding book on the subject of human rights in the U.S. by the Gustave Meyers Center; Just Interpretations: Law Between Ethics and Politics (Univ. of California Press 1998), which was translated into French and Italian; Comparative Constitutionalism: Cases and Materials, ( 3d. Ed., West 2016) (with Baer, Dorsen, Mancini and Sajo); The Identity of the Constitutional Subject: Selfhood, Citizenship, Culture, and Community (Routledge 2010). View his SSRN page here.
Barry Scheck: Professor Scheck is the co-founder of the Innocence Project. He is known for his landmark litigation that has set standards for forensic applications of DNA technology. Since 1988, his and Peter Neufeld's work in this area has shaped the course of case law across the country and led to an influential study by the National Academy of Sciences on forensic DNA testing, as well as important state and federal legislation. View his SSRN page here.
Anthony Sebok: Professor Sebok is the Co-director of the Jacob Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law. He is an expert on legal ethics, litigation finance, tort law, and insurance law. View his SSRN page here.
Stewart Sterk: Professor Sterk is the Director of the Real Estate Law and Policy Program and is the 6th most cited property law professor in the United States. His writing focuses on a wide variety of areas of law ranging from property and land use regulation to trusts and estates, copyright, and the conflict of laws. View his SSRN page here.
Edward Zelinsky: Professor Zelinsky is the author of The Origins of the Ownership Society (Oxford, 2007) and Taxing the Church (Oxford, 2017). He is one of the most widely cited professors in tax law in the United States. View his SSRN page here.