William & Mary Law School comes in as the 22nd most-cited law faculty in the nation according to a post by Professor Brian Leiter that ranked schools by their median citation scores. Read the post.
A high median citation score indicates that a school’s performance was not due to only a handful of highly-cited faculty, but instead a consistent performance by many faculty.
Professor Leiter’s post is a follow-up on the latest Scholarly Impact Ranking released in August. In that study, which ranked schools by a weighted citation score, William & Mary came in at number 28. Read more about the study here.
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